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Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, How to Reharmonize A Song, Top Bass Videos, Talking Technique and More

Time to celebrate another week of top stories, lessons and videos from the world of bass. Here are the the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the week of May 7-13, 2016.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

1. Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2016)

2. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2016)

One of our favorite top 10 lists is here – the monthly reader favorite bass videos. Here are the most watched videos on No Treble in April…

How to Reharmonize a Song

3. How to Reharmonize a Song

In this week’s “Ask” column, Damian responds to a reader’s question about how to reharmonize a song. Damian shared a recent reharm project he did with a student on “Invitation” – a tune made popular by Jaco Pastorius. Check out Damian’s list and the examples…

Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

4. Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they’re planning on remaking Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980…

Talking Technique: Tapping into Tapping

5. Talking Technique: Tapping into Tapping

Today we’re talking tapping! I get a lot of questions about tapping because of Oon, my duo with bassoonist Paul Hanson. Tapping is a helpful technique to expand the possibilities of the bass, but it must be used with taste! Function comes first…

TC Electronic Introduces Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal

6. TC Electronic Introduces Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal

TC Electronic has introduced the Sub ‘N’ Up, an octaver pedal that features their next-generation octave engine. The unit has one octave up control and two sub-octaves with a dry control to dial in your direct signal…

Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK, 1976

7. Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK, 1976

When it comes to raw energy, the Sex Pistols are hard to beat. We’re throwing it back to a 1976 performance of the punk anthem “Anarchy in the UK” that features Glen Matlock and his vicious bass tone…

Ian Pettersson: Kiss (Solo Bass Prince Tribute)

8. Ian Pettersson: Kiss (Solo Bass Prince Tribute)

Over the years, Ian Pettersson has offered some great video suggestions to us. Now he’s shared one of his own: a solo bass tribute to Prince. Here’s Ian’s take on Prince’s hit, “Kiss”…

Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

9. Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

In 2011, Squier added to their retro-styled Vintage Modified series with the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS. The model riffs on the Fender Jaguar but pares things down on the controls as well as the scale…

Miles Mosley: How I Got The Gig

10. Miles Mosley: How I Got The Gig

Bass monster Miles Mosley’s impressive resume is a who’s who of popular music. He’s shared the stage and studio with Chris Cornell, Common, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Davis, Herbie Hancock, Gnarls Barkley, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Mosley recently opened up to Jammcard during their “How I Got the Gig” interview series…