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Weekly Top 10: New Metallica, Talking Style, Defining Practice, New Gear, Top Videos and More

Another great week from the land of the low end is in the books, and it is time to celebrate our weekly top 10 reader favorites on No Treble.

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Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

1. Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

No Treble reader Deryl Gallant wrote in to us with a cool story on the creation of his AMJ Guitars fretless bass. Strangely enough, it started out as just a neck for his Fender Jazz and ended up with a body of reclaimed wood. Gallant tells the story…

Quilter Amps Unveils the Bass Block 800

2. Quilter Amps Unveils the Bass Block 800

Quilter Amps has unveiled the Bass Block 800, a bass amp that delivers up to 800 watts while weighing in at just 3.75 pounds. The micro-sized amp sets itself apart by being completely designed by Quilter, the company says…

Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

3. Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has shared a little more insight into the band’s upcoming album Hardwired… to Self Destruct, due November 18th. The first single, entitled “Hardwired”, was released to fans and Trujillo says its a good indicator of what’s to come…

Talking Style: G-Funk

4. Talking Style: G-Funk

G-Funk is a sub-genre of Hip-Hop that came out of 1990’s West Coast Gangsta Rap. Some characteristics of G-Funk are Parliament-Funkadelic-inspired, with mid-tempo grooves, melodic synths (high pitched “Gangsta Leads”), deep bass, and vocals on the hooks. Blyss breaks it down…

Defining “Practice”: A Discussion for Bass Players

5. Defining “Practice”: A Discussion for Bass Players

A reader asked Damian this week for his definition of “practice” after having a discussion with someone who said there’s a difference between “playing” and “practicing”. Damian shares his thoughts in his latest column…

Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

6. Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

Warwick has unveiled details on this year’s limited edition bass, which will be a take on their Corvette $$ model. The Warwick Masterbuilt Warwick Corvette $$ Ltd 2016 comes in four and five-string versions with the option for left-handed orientation…

Reader Spotlight: Jaymi Millard

7. Reader Spotlight: Jaymi Millard

Meet Jaymi Millard, who has a life devoted to bass – touring, recording, writing about and repping. And not just any basses either – Jaymi is all about pink when it comes to his basses. Jaymi is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight…

Vahagn Stepanyan: One Day

8. Vahagn Stepanyan: One Day

I discovered Vahagn Stepanyan’s video on Facebook, and I really dig what he’s doing. This is Vahagn’s original tune, “One Day”, which features a nice groove, terrific musicianship and great tone…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2016

9. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2016

Another month ends, and another begins. So that means it is time to look back at the most popular bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of August. Here are the top 10 reader favorites…

Franklin Peredo: The Mystery Of The Flaptopus

10. Franklin Peredo: The Mystery Of The Flaptopus

Franklin Peredo is back with another mind-bending bass tune. “The Mystery of the Flaptopus” features a creative groove and other-worldly effects to evoke a sense of wonder in musical form. Watching Peredo’s insane bass playing will evoke a sense of wonder, too…