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Weekly Top 10: Robert “Bubby” Lewis Bass Gear Contest, Talking Technique, Top Bass Videos, Lessons and More

This week’s top 10 reader favorite list features a lot to be excited about from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read stories, most watched videos and more for the week of May 21-27, 2016.

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Contest: Win a Robert “Bubby” Lewis Bass Gear Prize Pack from Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear and La Bella

1. Contest: Win a Robert “Bubby” Lewis Bass Gear Prize Pack from Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear and La Bella

Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear, La Bella and No Treble are teaming up for an ultimate Robert “Bubby” Lewis bass gear giveaway! Three lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing on June 24, 2016. Enter now…

Rush: Working Man (Live, 1974)

2. Rush: Working Man (Live, 1974)

In April 1974, Rush took the stage at the Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines. Here’s a clip of the band performing “Working Man”, which includes John Rutsey on drums (who was replaced by Neil Peart just a few months later) and Geddy Lee rocking a P-bass…

Talking Technique: Feeling Rusty?

3. Talking Technique: Feeling Rusty?

Feeling rusty? In this lesson, we go step by step to reconnect with the bass and get back on track. From physical stretches to right and left hand exercises, you’ll shake the rust in no time…

Alex Bershadsky & Rostik Lerman Project: Tango Traumatico

4. Alex Bershadsky & Rostik Lerman Project: Tango Traumatico

If you’re addicted to that fretless “mwah”, then you’re going to want to sit down for this one. Alex Bershadsky teamed up with pianist Rostik Lerman and drummer Shay Sasson to record Lerman’s composition “Tango Traumatico” and it’s got tons of creamy bass tone…

How To Come Up With New Groove Ideas

5. How To Come Up With New Groove Ideas

A reader sent Damian this question this week: “Do you have any tips for how to come up with new groove ideas?” Check out Damian’s response, which also includes a chart and track for you to work with to improve your groove…

Bass of the Week: Kudritsky Guitars Pandora Bass

6. Bass of the Week: Kudritsky Guitars Pandora Bass

Our friend Andrew Arnautov wrote in to share this gorgeous Pandora bass made by Ukrainian luthier Alex Kurdritsky. Arnautov calls the maker, who has over four decades of instrument building under his belt, one of the field’s best kept secrets. Kudritsky named the model Pandora after the Greek goddess…

Coffee Break Grooves: Marcelo Yakko Jam

7. Coffee Break Grooves: Marcelo Yakko Jam

The music of bassist Marcelo Yakko is on heavy rotation in my library. I just spotted this great video of him jamming along to one of the Coffee Break Grooves backing tracks, and it knocked me out like so much of his music. Marcelo is jamming to the track “Chill 1-2”…

Bass Lick Series: Cool Bluesy Bass Line with Fills in G

8. Bass Lick Series: Cool Bluesy Bass Line with Fills in G

Here’s a new lick lesson for you, using a good fingering exercise with a Major Pentatonic scale. This is also great for practicing slides and hammer-ons…

Motörhead: Overkill, Live 2015

9. Motörhead: Overkill, Live 2015

We may have lost Lemmy, but his music will live on. The remaining members of Motörhead are gearing up to release a live album called Clean Your Clock, featuring one of the band’s final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany. Here’s a clip from the show…

Peterson Tuners Now Shipping BodyBeat Pulse Solo

10. Peterson Tuners Now Shipping BodyBeat Pulse Solo

Peterson Tuners has introduced the BodyBeat Pulse Solo, a clip-on device that allows players to feel the beat from a metronome through vibration. The Pulse Solo uses the output of any metronome that has a standard 3.5mm headphone output jack, including metronome apps on mobile devices…