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2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Victor Wooten

No Reader Favorites list would be complete without Victor Wooten. Vic ignited the bass playing world this year with his appearance on progressive metal band Octavision’s tune “Three Lives.”

Fodera announced the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass in October, followed by Vic’s announcement of a 2017 tour.

Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band

1. Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band

Here’s something you didn’t see coming: bassist Victor Wooten sat in with a new progressive metal band called Octavision. The group was founded by guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan and also features keyboardists Steve Weingart and Ara Torosyan with Roman Lomtadze on drums. The band has only released a teaser for their first single entitled “Three Lives”…

Octavision: Three Lives

2. Octavision: Three Lives

Following the news that Victor Wooten recorded with a new progressive metal band, they released the full version of “Three Lives”…

Victor Wooten Shares on His Role in Octavision

3. Victor Wooten Shares on His Role in Octavision

A week after it was unveiled, Victor Wooten has weighed in on his role in the new prog-metal project Octavision. The group, which is the brainchild of guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, has garnered loads of attention since releasing a single song, “Three Lives“…

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

4. 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…

Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

5. Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

The first time I saw Victor Wooten perform live, it was with this line up of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. So it was cool to find this clip from the 2006 Heineken Jazzaldia festival. Here’s a great showcase of Victor and saxophonist Jeff Coffin from that show…

Victor Wooten Trio Announces 2017 Tour

6. Victor Wooten Trio Announces 2017 Tour

After recently completing their European tour, Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini have announced a winter/spring U.S. tour for 2017…

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