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Weekly Top 10: Walking Bass Lines, Two Octave Triads, Top Bass Gear, Videos and More

Happy Sunday! This week’s reader favorites include two great how-to’s from Damian Erskine and Ariane Cap, the top 10 gear list, great bass videos and more.

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Making Walking Bass Lines Come Naturally

1. Making Walking Bass Lines Come Naturally

This week, Damian Erskine responds to a reader who asked for advice on making walking bass lines come more naturally. Damian put together a great column – and checklist…

Talking Technique: Two-Octave Triads

2. Talking Technique: Two-Octave Triads

Playing triads over two octaves is surprisingly difficult to do on the bass. In this lesson we’ll cover how to not only master playing those triads over two octaves, but also how to build some cool fills from that tonal material…

Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: Say You’ll Be There

3. Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: Say You’ll Be There

This week’s most watched video on No Treble is by Maddie Jay & The pH Collective and their re-imagination of the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit, “Say You’ll Be There”. So cool…

Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016

4. Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016

Ibanez has added new finishes to a host of their electric basses, including the Gio series, the SR300 series, and the Talman TMB310. Each of the entry level basses have a pair of new color options…

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

5. Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

Tim Cook sent us a few pictures of his bass, and we were drooling. The Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse” is a real piece of art, which is fitting since it was inspired by other pieces of art…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2016

6. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2016

Time for a reader (and one of our) favorite lists of the month… the top 10 list of bass gear. As always, this is based on reader views. Here’s what everyone enjoyed during the month of July…

Carlomaria: Feel The Love

7. Carlomaria: Feel The Love

Matteo Vallicella sent us this video of a project he’s working on with Italian singer Carlomaria. “I playied a ’66 P-bass with flats,” Matteo shared. That was enough for us to take a listen, and we weren’t disappointed by that decision…

Bergantino Audio Systems Announces the HG310 “Holo-Graphic” Loudspeaker

8. Bergantino Audio Systems Announces the HG310 “Holo-Graphic” Loudspeaker

Bergantino Audio Systems has announced the HG310 “Holo-Graphic” loudspeaker. The forward-thinking cabinet, which features three ten-inch neodymium magnet woofers and a tweeter, is designed to create a 360-degree sonic experience…

Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

9. Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

Stuart Hamm has been killing it on the road this year with solo and band tours. While he’s been touring behind his latest album, The Book of Lies, he has also been mixing in some of his older tunes for a career spanning experience…

Q-Tuner Unveils Transparent Q2.0 Pickups

10. Q-Tuner Unveils Transparent Q2.0 Pickups

Q-Tuner has announced a small-scale production of transparent versions of their neodymium q2.0 bass pickups. Each unit will be one of a kind and made to order. As such, the pickups can be fine-tuned in terms of output, dynamic response and frequency range, the company says…