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10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Special Features

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!

We’re closing out our week-long celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble with this top 10 reader favorite list of special features throughout our 7+ year history.

Thanks for reading and taking this ride with us!

Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar

1. Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar

With over 2,500 albums under his belt, Leland Sklar is more than a seasoned pro. He’s a legend. We talked with the bass legend to get his take on his favorite tracks he’s played on as well as No Treble readers’ favorites…

Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

2. Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

When Felix Pastorius joined the Yellowjackets to fill in for Jimmy Haslip, the move was supposed to be temporary. When Haslip ultimately decided not to return, Pastorius stayed on and went into the studio for A Rise In The Road. But the story is even bigger than that…

Bass Players To Know: Donald “Duck” Dunn

3. Bass Players To Know: Donald “Duck” Dunn

For the official launch of our Bass Players to Know series, we’re starting with the man, the legend, the ’fro: Donald “Duck” Dunn. Lets cover some of the need-to-know facts, an examination of his style, and a few key listening examples…

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

4. Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

During the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, Sire Guitars announced they had teamed up with Marcus Miller to release a line of signature basses. No Treble’s Burke Daugherty got his hands on the V7 5-string. Check out his take in this review…

Old School: 1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass

5. Old School: 1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass

Fender’s Musicmaster was first introduced in 1971, and in production through 1981. As with Fender’s guitar bearing the same name, the bass was a simpler version of Fender’s Mustang Bass. The Musicmaster was Fender’s budget-priced bass at the time, made from surplus parts from other Fender models. Graham Drew shares his 1978 Musicmaster…

Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

6. Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

So far in our Profiles in Tone series, we’ve covered two legendary, old school rock bassists. Now we’re diving into death metal with a detailed look at one of the kings of metal’s deep end: Alex Webster. As bassist and founder of Cannibal Corpse, Webster has been an influence to legions of metal bassists…

Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey

7. Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey

Chuck Rainey’s bass lines have laid the foundation for many of the most popular songs in pop, rock, jazz and fusion that emerged from the ’60s and ’70s. We caught up with Chuck at his home in Dallas, Texas, where he reflected on the last fifty years of his recording career…

All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?

8. All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?

Here at No Treble HQ, we watch a ton of bass videos, read a ton of email from bassists, and get all the news releases about everything bass. And there’s an interesting conversation these days. Often times when we feature a new bassist doing a new thing, readers sometimes respond with “that’s not bass!”…

Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

9. Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

Kevin took the Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH for a test drive. Check out what he has to say in his review…

Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”

10. Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”

After a long and frustrating legal battle, Jaco Pastorius’ family have finally regained ownership of his legendary “Bass of Doom”, thanks to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. The bass, which was stolen from a Manhattan park bench in 1986, resurfaced in early 2006…