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Weekly Top 10: Talking Double Stops, New Creative Bass Lines Lesson, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

This week was an exciting one for us – we debuted Rufus Philpot’s new lesson series, Creative Bass Lines. No Treble readers enjoyed that as well as Ariane Cap’s new Talking Technique lesson on double stops.

That, plus some new bass gear, some epic videos and more make up this week’s list of reader favorites.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Talking Technique: Talking Double Stops

1. Talking Technique: Talking Double Stops

Looking for ways to spice up your grooves? Double stops are a great option. In their most basic form, double stops are when we play two notes together at the same time. They can sound muddy in some registers of the bass, but we’ll go over some tricks to make them sound like gold…

Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

2. Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

Tech 21 has announced a new version of their flagship SansAmp Bass Driver DI. The Version 2 model retains all of the functionality of the original while adding features to better suit modern players…

Creative Bass Lines: Melodic and Rhythmic Lines

3. Creative Bass Lines: Melodic and Rhythmic Lines

For Rufus Philpot’s first column here at No Treble, he demonstrates a few actual bass parts he has come up with for projects he’s recorded. Check out his new “Creative Bass Lines” series, and episode 1: Melodic and Rhythmic Lines…

Eastwood To Revive Teisco Spectrum 5 Bass

4. Eastwood To Revive Teisco Spectrum 5 Bass

Eastwood’s Custom Shop is reviving another classic instrument with their new model called the Spectrum 5 Bass. Based on the Teisco Spectrum 5, the bass version is a four-string that will feature a precision German carved top in the spirit of the original…

Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App

5. Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App

Fender has gotten into the mobile tuner game with Fender Tune, a free iOS guitar and bass tuner app. The app has auto tune and manual tune features as well as a chromatic mode for tuning flexibility…

Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough

6. Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough

We first featured Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood with an epic bass cam video for their song “Make Total Destroy“. Now Nolly is back with another face-melting run-through with the song “Prayer Position” from the band’s latest album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The bassist rips it up with an absolutely crushing tone…

Spare Parts: Four Sticks (Led Zeppelin Cover)

7. Spare Parts: Four Sticks (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Spare Parts sent us their latest, and this time is a little different than we’ve seen from them previously. Filmed by Jody Michael Miller, here’s the trio anchored by Colin Scott performing their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Four Sticks”…

Kala Revamps California Series U-Basses for 2016

8. Kala Revamps California Series U-Basses for 2016

Kala has revamped their California U-Bass series for 2016. The mini-scale, solid-body instruments will have reshaped necks and bodies, plus new placement for the fret markers on the fingerboard…

YYNOT: Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage

9. YYNOT: Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage

Our good friend Tim Starace sent us one of the latest from the virtual band YYNOT, who just nails these Rush covers. Here’s the quartet performing “Book I: The Voyage”, which appeared on A Farewell to Kings. Dig Tim’s tone!

Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

10. Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

This week we’re checking out a collaboration between Conklin Guitars and Jason Everett called the OM Bass. The bass is a seven-string fretless that is fitted with several interesting features to suit the bassist’s world music style…