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Weekly Top 10: Top 10 Bassists in 2016, Beautiful Practice, Lessons for 2017, Zander Zon Podcast and More

It’s the end of the first week of the new year, and we have you covered with the weekly top 10 here on No Treble.

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2016 Reader Favorites category on No Treble

1. 2016 Reader Favorite Bassists

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. Here the top 10 reader favorite bassists for 2016…

Talking Technique: Beautiful Practice in Minor

2. Talking Technique: Beautiful Practice in Minor

Last July, Ariane Cap published a Talking Technique lesson called “Beautiful Practice“. It recently made a reader’s favorite list for 2016 here on No Treble. She decided to bring the lesson back with a twist, namely playing the exercise in minor…

Lesson Plans for the New Year

3. Lesson Plans for the New Year

For this first installment of the new year, Damian decided to publish a column to help motivate us all. He offers up lesson plans for bassists in three different categories: The Weekend Warrior, The Aspiring Freelance Bassist, and The Working Professional…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2016

4. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2016

The last month of 2016 saw a lot of bass gear news. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the month…

Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic: Here We Go Again

5. Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic: Here We Go Again

Funktastic is the perfect name for Mike Zabrin’s band, and this new video is just another example of why. “Here We Go Again” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming album Something In The Water, which is due out this spring…

Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

6. Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

Last August, I discovered House of Waters and was floored by their video, “In Waves”. The band has just extended the honor of allowing us to debut this exclusive premiere of “Black Mallard,” performed live…

Bass of the Week: BNJ Guitars Hex 4

7. Bass of the Week: BNJ Guitars Hex 4

This week we’re taking a look at the Hex 4 by BNJ Guitars. The sleek, blacked-out, semi-hollow bass is built with a lime and mahogany body finished in a matte black and matched with an ebony fingerboard…

Groove – Episode #25: Zander Zon

8. Groove – Episode #25: Zander Zon

Zander Zon has close to 60,000 subscribers on YouTube. That’s impressive for any solo bass player. What’s even more impressive is that Zander’s videos have generated close to 8 million views. The U.S. born (but London-based) artist has become known for both his original bass compositions, as well as his solo bass covers…

Michel “Labex” Labaki: PTSD

9. Michel “Labex” Labaki: PTSD

Bassist Michel “Labex” Labaki mixed his musical skills with his Masters in Music Therapy to create a song and video calling attention to post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD…

Morley Announces Limited Edition Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

10. Morley Announces Limited Edition Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

Morley has announced a new limited edition of the Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah. The pedal, which has independent fuzz and wah effects, will come in a chrome finish similar to the original Tel-Ray Morley model…