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Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear and Videos, Bass of the Week, Your Top 10 Bass Albums, New Lessons and More

Time to close out another week with a celebration of the best of the best from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble.

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Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

1. Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate…

Bass of the Week: Zon Guitars Zemi Acoustik Bass

2. Bass of the Week: Zon Guitars Zemi Acoustik Bass

Meshuggah’s Dick Lovgren has gotten a crazy new bass from Zon Guitars, and it’s our bass of the week. The one-of-a-kind Zemi Acoustik is based on Zon’s Sonus body style but has a thicker, hollow mahogany body with a stunning flame maple top…

Your Top 10 Bass Albums

3. Your Top 10 Bass Albums

Damian received a different kind of question this week: a reader asked him to list his top 10 bass albums. Check out Damian’s list, and add your own list in the comments. Music discovery!

Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile: Fascino

4. Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile: Fascino

We were so knocked out by the bass and vocals duo of Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile. In this video, they perform Vincenzo’s tune, “Fascino” – and it is fantastic…

Talking Style: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination

5. Talking Style: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination

One of the things Blyss loves about doing this column is that he sometimes finds unlikely pairings. He didn’t know Bon Jovi’s Hugh McDonald played bass on Gladys Knight’s “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination.” He breaks down this funky line in this new lesson…

Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

6. Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

Eric Clapton has announced a four-date run in the U.S. for 2017 that will include two nights each in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles…

Viktor Lőrincz: The Loner

7. Viktor Lőrincz: The Loner

Viktor Lőrincz is back, and he’s just shared his latest video with us. Viktor said, “The Loner” is one of his favorite guitar songs after hearing Gary Moore perform it. So he decided to create his own solo bass arrangement of the tune…

Advanced Bass: Displacing Walking Bass Lines

8. Advanced Bass: Displacing Walking Bass Lines

Rhythmic Displacement is a concept based on being able to hear and perform rhythmic patterns starting on different subdivisions of the beat. The new superimposed rhythm creates an interesting illusion with the lines you are playing, which in turn creates tension. This lesson is aimed at giving you usable ideas for improvising walking bass lines…

Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Young And Fine”, Live (1978)

9. Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Young And Fine”, Live (1978)

Just in time for Jaco Pastorius’s birthday today, Rick Suchow has shared another great video. This one, like others we’ve shared before, was recorded during Weather Report’s 1978 show in Reading, PA. The video was shot by Peter Erskine’s father, Dr. Fred Erskine and mixed with the audio feed from Brian Risner’s soundboard mix…

New Rush Documentary Available Now

10. New Rush Documentary Available Now

Rush’s Time Stand Still documentary is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film documents the band’s 40-year history, centered on the band’s final R40 tour. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson share personal stories about the band’s career while much of the film focuses on the trio’s fans, as well…