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Weekly Top 10: Leland Sklar Joins Phil Collins, Top Bass Gear Stories, New Videos, Danny McCulloch Transcription and More

Another exciting week from the land of the low end is in the books. Time to celebrate the top 10 reader favorites on No Treble.

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Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour

1. Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour

Phil Collins has revealed he is coming out of retirement to perform in a tour he’s calling “Not Dead Yet Live!” next summer. Collins has once again tapped bass master Leland Sklar to handle the low end for his trek…

Epifani Now Shipping Piccolo 999 Bass Amp

2. Epifani Now Shipping Piccolo 999 Bass Amp

Amp builder Nick Epifani has beefed up his Piccolo bass amp series with the Piccolo 999. The 1,000-watt head utilizes Epifani’s UL series preamp including a new Vintage circuit that adds a tube-like tone to the overall output…

Lloyd Goldstein: Lean on Me

3. Lloyd Goldstein: Lean on Me

My Facebook friend Lloyd Goldstein posted a video a few days ago, and it knocked me out. Lloyd arranged Bill Wither’s 1972 hit, “Lean on Me” for double bass. The tone, the arrangement, and the performance are just incredible…

Bass of the Week: Höfner Guitars Gold Label Paisley 500/2 Club Bass

4. Bass of the Week: Höfner Guitars Gold Label Paisley 500/2 Club Bass

Höfner’s Gold Label series gives the company a chance to make limited runs of special designs created by their master luthiers in Hagenau, Germany. This week we’re checking out a version of their 500/2 Club bass that’s finished in a retro, 60’s paisley top…

Bassbaba Sumon: Cancer Casserole

5. Bassbaba Sumon: Cancer Casserole

Bassbaba Sumon sent us his brand new instrumental music video for the tune “Cancer Casserole”. The tune is on his latest album, Soul Food (Part 1). This one rocks!

BBE Introduces Mini Sonic Stomp MS-92 Pedal

6. BBE Introduces Mini Sonic Stomp MS-92 Pedal

BBE’s Sonic Stomp now comes in a compact pedal called the MS-92. The stompbox is a pedalboard-friendly version of their Sonic Maximizer, which is designed to improve clarity and definition in your signal…

House of Waters: 17

7. House of Waters: 17

One of my favorite musical discoveries of 2016 was finding House of Waters. They’re such a unique band. Here’s the trio, with Moto Fukushima on bass, performing the tune “17”, from their self-titled album…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2016

8. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2016

Time to get our fix of some great bass gear stories – specifically the reader favorite gear stories on No Treble. Here are the top 10 most read stories for the month of October, 2016…

Bass Transcription: Danny McCulloch’s Bass Line on The Animals’ “Monterey”

9. Bass Transcription: Danny McCulloch’s Bass Line on The Animals’ “Monterey”

Continuing the theme of British bassists from 1968, this time I’m looking at Danny McCulloch’s bass line on “Monterey” by The Animals. This band formed in the gritty northern English city of Newcastle in 1960, and were one of the edgier sounding bands associated with the “British Invasion” of the U.S. pop charts…

Surviving the Holidays as a Freelance Bassist

10. Surviving the Holidays as a Freelance Bassist

The holidays are coming, and with it – lots of gigs. In this new “Lowdown” column, Dr. D shares some advice on how to get through the busy holiday season of gigging…