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Weekly Top 10: Groove a Day, Best of 2016, Top Bass Videos and Gear, and More

We celebrate the start of the year with the top 10 reader favorites from the last week of 2016.

Enjoy, and happy new year!

No Treble’s Best of 2016

1. No Treble’s Best of 2016

We’re celebrating the best of No Treble for 2016, based on readership. Check out the most popular features, lessons, videos, bassists and more…

Gary Willis Launches Groove A Day App

2. Gary Willis Launches Groove A Day App

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution to start grooving more, bass master Gary Willis has you covered. He’s just released an app for iOS called “Groove A Day” that aims to help teach building grooves…

Bass of the Week: The Painted Player Yellow Submarine Bass

3. Bass of the Week: The Painted Player Yellow Submarine Bass

The Painted Player Guitar Company makes some fantastic finishes for their instruments, but they really went all out on this bass tribute to the Beatles. Their “Yellow Submarine” bass is a heavily modded Fender Mexican Precision that was crafted to resemble the psychedelic boat…

Victor Wooten Trio Announces 2017 Tour

4. 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…

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough

5. Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough

Buckle up: Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer has posted a new playthrough for the title track to the band’s latest album, Akroasis. Armed with a seven-string fretless, the Klausenitzer tears it up with blazing sixteenth-note runs alongside melodic counter lines…

Dean Brown Group: Lucky Number 9 / Lampshade

6. Dean Brown Group: Lucky Number 9 / Lampshade

The Dean Brown Group took the stage in September in Tokyo with Hadrien Feraud on bass, Gerry Etkins on keys, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, and of course, Dean on guitar. Here’s the band performing “Lucky Number 9” and “Lampshade”, which offers up some sweet grooves by Hadrien…

Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

7. Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

After unveiling the Satin Series earlier this year, Sadowsky Guitars has announced the Deluxe Satin line. The basses are made in the company’s New York City shop in batch to keep costs down…

A/C Generator: Fire Farter

8. A/C Generator: Fire Farter

Alessandro Corsi’s band A/C Generator has released a new song called “Fire Farter”, which he describes as a funk-rock piece with a crazy drum solo and tricky bass grooves…

Exercises: Thumb Position in the Lower Positions

9. Exercises: Thumb Position in the Lower Positions

Musically and technically speaking, using thumb in the lower positions can be a very helpful technique. In many cases, it can be a better choice (for speed, clarity, and intonation) than the 1-2-3-4 technique. Dr. D breaks it down in his new “Lowdown” column…

Zorg Effects Introduces Oppressor Compressor

10. Zorg Effects Introduces Oppressor Compressor

French pedal company Zorg Effects has unveiled the the Oppressor, an optical compressor they say packs tons of control into a small footprint. Alongside Volume, Gain, and Compression knobs, the pedal has a pair of three-way switches for attack and release to give up to nine combinations of values…