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Weekly Top 10: Victor Wooten Goes Metal, Top Bass Videos, New Gear, Talking Technique and More

Lots of bass goodness in this edition of the weekly top 10. Here are the top 10 stories, how-to’s and videos enjoyed by No Treble readers for the week of September 10-16, 2016.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band

1. Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band

Here’s something you didn’t see coming: bassist Victor Wooten performed with new progressive metal band called Octavision. The group was founded by guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan and also features keyboardists Steve Weingart and Ara Torosyan with Roman Lomtadze on drums. The band has only released a teaser for their first single entitled “Three Lives”…

Octavision: Three Lives

2. Octavision: Three Lives

You may have seen the story we posted on Sunday about Victor Wooten recording with a new progressive metal band known as Octavision. Late last night, Octavision released the video for their single, “Three Lives”. So if you’ve ever wondered what Vic would sound like in a metal band, the wait is now over…

Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

3. Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

This week we’re checking out the Emerald Guitars Balor, an acoustic bass guitar built entirely with carbon fiber. The model is the latest in the evolution of their acoustic bass models…

Ghost-Note: Can’t Get Right

4. Ghost-Note: Can’t Get Right

Drummer Robert “Sput” Searight and percussionist Nate Werth are already in a killer band (Snarky Puppy). Seems like that isn’t enough for them, so they created another – Ghost-Note. For Ghost-Note, Searight and Werth teamed up with bassist MonoNeon, second drummer Alvin Ford Jr., xylosynth player Nick Werth and saxophonist/flautist Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II…

Thinking Fast When Improvising

5. Thinking Fast When Improvising

This week, a reader asked Damian for advice on how to think faster with respect to coming up with bass lines and soloing. Damian breaks it down with a couple of important lists to keep in mind…

Talking Technique: Drills for Fills

6. Talking Technique: Drills for Fills

Everyone loves a perfectly placed fill. That’s why today we’ll be going over scalar exercises that will help us create those tasty licks while beefing up our technique…

Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model

7. Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model

Steve Lawson has teamed up with Elrick Bass Guitars to release a signature model. The Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Bolt-on Neck Bass Guitar is a semi-hollow body that features the company’s “heel-less” body design…

Reader Spotlight: Jarrod Gee

8. Reader Spotlight: Jarrod Gee

Meet Jarrod Gee, a guitarist-turned-bassist who has a regular day gig, but that doesn’t stop him from gigging until 3am. Jarrod is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

David Bowie: “Station To Station” Live (1978)

9. David Bowie: “Station To Station” Live (1978)

Here’s a great live clip from David Bowie’s 1978 tour with George Murray laying it down on bass. The band – which also features guitarist Adrian Belew – performs “Station to Station” in this video…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2016)

10. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2016)

Here’s a top 10 list that should keep you busy today… aka the 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of August…