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Weekly Top 10: New Gear, Breaking Right Hand Habits, Top Videos, Jimmy Johnson Transcription and More

Happy Sunday. The week closes on a high note with the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the week of October 15-21, 2016.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model

1. Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model

Fender has reimagined some of their classic models to create the new Offset lineup of instruments. “We took timeless designs with an asymmetrically offset waist, added new pickups for heavyweight tone, updated the neck profile and splashed bold colors on these scrappy flyweights,” the company writes…

G&L Introduces the Kiloton Bass

2. G&L Introduces the Kiloton Bass

G&L has combined one of their flagship models with one of their flagship pickups to create the Kiloton bass. The Kiloton features the body of their SB-2 fitted with a Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker for an instrument they say has “explosive power”…

Breaking Right Hand Habits

3. Breaking Right Hand Habits

This week’s “Ask Damian Erskine” column focuses on right hand technique and specifically how to break bad habits. Check out what a reader asked Damian, and his response…

Diego Tarantino: Sir Duke

4. Diego Tarantino: Sir Duke

The last time we saw Diego Tarantino, he took the Pat Metheny tune “Better Days Ahead” and turned it into a lead bass arrangement. Diego just sent us his latest, where he applied his skills to the Stevie Wonder tune, “Sir Duke”. Diego nails the lead line and throws in a terrific solo…

Bass Transcription: Jimmy Johnson’s Bass Line on Allan Holdsworth’s “Spokes”

5. Bass Transcription: Jimmy Johnson’s Bass Line on Allan Holdsworth’s “Spokes”

For this month’s transcription, Marcelo Cordova decided to pay tribute to one of his bass heroes: Jimmy Johnson. So he picked Johnson’s bass line on Allan Holdsworth’s “Spokes”…

10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

6. 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

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…

YYNOT: Losing It

7. YYNOT: Losing It

Since it’s debut on the 1982 album, Signals, Rush hadn’t performed “Losing It” live. That all changed on Rush’s R40 tour, where they performed the tune during their stop in Toronto on June 19, 2015. YYNOT decided to take the R40 version and do a cover…

Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4

8. Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4

This week we’re checking out the Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4, built by Spanish luthier Daniel Cabezas. Featuring a distinct body shape, the bass is built with lots of beautiful woods for an amazing look…

10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Columns

9. 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Columns

Kicking off our celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble, we’re looking back at the top 10 reader favorite columns since our official debut on May 2, 2009…

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

10. Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller…