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Weekly Top 10: Talking Technique, Reading Complex Rhythms, New Bass Gear Plus the Top Videos

This week, No Treble readers enjoyed a steady dose of goodness from the world of bass – from the latest gear to some great how-to’s to the top videos and more.

Here are the top 10 most read/watched features for the week of June 4-10, 2016.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Jeff Berlin, Scott Henderson and Billy Cobham: Stratus

1. Jeff Berlin, Scott Henderson and Billy Cobham: Stratus

Jeff Berlin shared this terrific clip on Facebook of a live performance in Buenos Aires. In this video, the trio of Berlin, guitarist Scott Henderson and drummer Billy Cobham perform Cobham’s “Stratus”…

Talking Technique: Right Hand Thumbs Up!

2. Talking Technique: Right Hand Thumbs Up!

When you’re playing fingerstyle, where do you put your right thumb? That’s precisely the question Ariane Cap got from a reader, so in lesson, we’re examining the right thumb…

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

3. Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide…

Reader Spotlight: Selina Finsel

4. Reader Spotlight: Selina Finsel

Meet Selina Finsel, a relative newcomer on bass who has already enjoyed a nice start to her musical career and on social media. Selina is No Treble’s reader spotlight this week. Here’s her story…

Reading Complex Rhythms

5. Reading Complex Rhythms

This week, a reader asked Damian for advice on how to read complex rhythms. Damian delivers another stellar column – complete with worksheets and audio tracks for you to practice…

Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)

6. Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)

Kenny Brault sent this to me saying, “Chris Squire‘s bass tone and style back in 1969… Amazing. Well established back then.” This was recorded for German TV show, Beat-Club in 1969…

Morning Bound: Want For Nothing, Live at BAMCafe

7. Morning Bound: Want For Nothing, Live at BAMCafe

Morning Bound is one of my favorite trios. Anchored by bassist Panagiotis Andreou, the band has a very singular sound. It’s hard to pinpoint their genre, and I love that. Here’s a live clip from BAMCafe where the band, including vocalist extraordinaire Tammy Scheffer and drum guru Ronen Itzik, perform “Want for Nothing”…

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Starry Night Package to Premier Dealer Network

8. Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Starry Night Package to Premier Dealer Network

Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the latest package to their Premier Dealer Network. The Starry Night offering, which can be ordered on nearly all of the company’s basses, features a limited edition sparkle burst finish that will only be offered for the month of June…

Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

9. Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

Karl Clews shared this solo bass tribute to Prince with us. We’ll let him explain: “In tribute to the passing of one of my musical heroes, this is my arrangement of Prince’s classic ‘1999’ for solo electric bass…”

The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album

10. The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album

The Melvins have gone through a lot of bass players over the years. So, on its latest album, Basses Loaded, the band decided to go for broke and feature six different bassists…