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Weekly Top 10: Kenny Rogers on Bass, Fender’s New Deluxe Series, How to Transition to the Pro Level, Ibanez Basses Reviewed, Top Bass Videos and More

Time to celebrate the most popular stories, features, videos and more from No Treble for the week.

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Dudley Moore & Kenny Rogers: Satin Doll

1. Dudley Moore & Kenny Rogers: Satin Doll

A video has been making the rounds on Facebook, thanks to Freemont’s Office – and it was quite unexpected. Dudley Moore and Kenny Rogers performed “Satin Doll” on The Tonight Show (date unknown). What surprised us all was that Rogers was on double bass…

Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

2. Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

Fender has revamped their Deluxe series of instruments into a more cohesive lineup with a shared set of upgrades. The series includes new versions of the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, and the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass…

How To Transition to Pro Level?

3. How To Transition to Pro Level?

This week, a reader asked Damian for advice on making the transition to the pro level as a bassist. Damian shares some excellent advice in this new “Ask” column…

That Funky Old Guy: Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” Playthrough

4. That Funky Old Guy: Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” Playthrough

No Treble reader Zac Sebo sent us this video saying “I found this hilarious guy covering Vulfpeck and thought you’d like it. I bet it would go over well with all your fans.” We have no idea who That Funky Old Guy is (though we’re pretty sure he’s much younger than advertised)…

Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

5. Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

Fodera introduced the Masterbuilt series earlier this year, and this week we’re checking out the second ever bass in the series: The Kestrel. The avian-themed instrument features some of the company’s finest materials to create an astounding visual and sonic experience…

Prairie Prince and Bobby Vega: Chicken And Waffles

6. Prairie Prince and Bobby Vega: Chicken And Waffles

EMGtv has a great video in their archives of Bobby Vega, Prairie Prince and Chris Rossbach performing “Chicken And Waffles”. This is funky!

Black Hole Constellation: Dillinger Escape Plan’s “Panasonic Youth” Drum and Bass Cover

7. Black Hole Constellation: Dillinger Escape Plan’s “Panasonic Youth” Drum and Bass Cover

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s songs are notoriously complex, so when bassist Michal Jahoda sent in a drum and bass cover of the song “Panasonic Youth”, I wasn’t sure how it would come out. This duo nailed it, and the bass tone is absolutely crushing…

Dealing with Stamina Issues on Bass

8. Dealing with Stamina Issues on Bass

In this “Lowdown” column, Dr. D addresses a question from a reader who is dealing with stamina issues on the double bass. He asked about modifying the neck specifically. Dr. D covers that and more on dealing with stamina…

Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses

9. Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses

This review will cover two Ibanez basses that are by design apples and oranges, but maybe in side-by-side comparison help you to find a good fit that suit your needs. Check out Burke’s review of the Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 basses…

Positive Grid Announces the BIAS Rack Amp

10. Positive Grid Announces the BIAS Rack Amp

Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS Amp lineup with a new rackmount version. The BIAS Rack integrates hardware and software to allow bass and guitar players to capture “any amp tone in the world…”