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Weekly Top 10: Changing Technique Habits, Playing Around the Beat, New Bass Gear, Top Videos, News and More

This week, we got a nice dose of how-to’s, new bass gear, some great videos and more.

Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the week of October 22-28, 2016.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Talking Technique: Changing Technique Habits – What it Takes

1. Talking Technique: Changing Technique Habits – What it Takes

There is a step by step process that can help you change ingrained habits. It is a fast and effective technique to practice just about anything so effectively that it can become addictive. But it is also a great catalyst for changing ingrained habits…

10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

2. 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

Since we first posted our first isolated bass track over 6 years ago, this has been one of the most popular features on No Treble. And here are the top 10 most listened to isolated bass tracks in our history. Enjoy!

Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “B3” Bass Playthrough

3. Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “B3” Bass Playthrough

Thank God for Julie Slick. While wading through countless awful political posts in my Facebook feed, I saw this incredible clip of her ripping it up on the Adrian Belew Power Trio song “B3”, and it saved my day. The track comes from the 2009 ABPT album e, which features Slick and her brother Eric…

Playing Ahead or Behind the Beat

4. Playing Ahead or Behind the Beat

A reader asked Damian Erskine for advice on working on playing ahead – and behind – the beat. Damian shares a lot of thoughts on practicing both – with some great video examples…

Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

5. Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

This week we’re checking out another beautiful instrument by Serbia’s Ploughman Guitars. Their take on a semi-hollow body bass is crafted with a one-piece Sipo body that topped with book-matched, hand-carved, Bosnian maple…

Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

6. Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

Spector Basses has announced their first ever acoustic bass line called the Timbre Series. Available in Black, Natural and Walnut Stain finishes, the bass is crafted with a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard…

Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

7. Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

A year after introducing their first Class D amplifier, Mesa Engineering has expanded the Subway series with the Subway D-800+ bass amp. The new amp expands on its predecessor with a more comprehensive preamp featuring extra EQ controls, a series effects loop, a tuner output, and a 1/4-inch mute footswitch jack…

Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

8. Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output…

Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago

9. Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago

After 31 years of playing in the band, Jason Scheff has left the ranks of Chicago. Scheff has been on a leave of absence since May due to family health reasons, but the departure seems permanent now as the band announced a new bassist…

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

10. Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics…