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10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

Editor’s note: After seven plus years of publishing, we just hit the 10,000th post here on No Treble. We thought we’d celebrate with some of the all-time reader favorites by category over the next week. Thanks for being here!

Continuing our celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble, we’re looking back at the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories since our official debut on May 2, 2009.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy.

Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

1. Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

Marcus Miller launched a new line of signature instruments with Sire Guitars. The series is based on two models – the J-bass inspired V7 and the modern-styled M3 – and aimed to create quality instruments at low prices…

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

2. Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

Victor Wooten is all about stretching boundaries, and he teamed up with Fodera to create a radical new bass design. They announced the first prototype of their collaboration, which they’re calling the Bow Bass…

Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

3. Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone will have his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, debuted at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel…

Ibanez Unveils 40th Anniversary 2609B Black Eagle Bass

4. Ibanez Unveils 40th Anniversary 2609B Black Eagle Bass

Ibanez announced the reissue of the famed 2609B, also known as the Black Eagle bass. Admitting they are not apt to reissue many instruments, the company says the limited edition run marked the 40th anniversary of the classic model…

Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

5. Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

Fender’s Custom Shop took all of the aspects of Geddy Lee’s famous 1972 Jazz bass and created a Limited Edition Geddy Lee Jazz replica. Every detail was considered, from the neck shape, wiring, pickups – even the wear and tear…

Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

6. Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

Here’s something different: Ibanez teamed up with Korg to introduce the SRKP4 Bass. The 4-string model takes the company’s flagship SR model and equips it with a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, which has 100 effect programs that can be controlled real time with a touchpad interface…

The Wing Bass Now Available

7. The Wing Bass Now Available

Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on got a new option in 2015. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar…

Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

8. Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

Rickenbacker introduced the W Series of guitars and basses for 2014. The lineup is a spin on their classic models, including the 4003 bass, but are made with walnut bodies. Though the company stated that it’s careful not to change too much from the formulas they use to make instrument…

Ibanez Introduces BTB33 Volo Bass

9. Ibanez Introduces BTB33 Volo Bass

Ibanez introduced the BTB Volo to their conceptual Bass Workshop Series. The Volo was a fresh take on the company’s BTB model that is aimed at players looking to explore the higher registers…

Orange Amplification Launches O Bass Guitar

10. Orange Amplification Launches O Bass Guitar

Orange Amplification took to NAMM to launch the O Bass, a vintage-styled bass that comes in Teardrop Sunburst, Off-Black and Orange finishes. The bass first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM show as a demonstrator piece, but came to production after videos of the instrument spread online…