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  • Weekly Top 10: News from NAMM, Getting Paid on Gigs, Efficient Practice Hacks and More

    Weekly Top 10: News from NAMM, Getting Paid on Gigs, Efficient Practice Hacks and More

    NAMM news was the theme of the week, with many new gear stories hitting the top 10. But that’s not all that caught No Treble readers’ attention. Damian Erskine’s latest “Ask” column on determining what you should get paid on a gig and Ariane Cap’s “efficient practice hacks” lesson also had lots of reviews and... »

  • Weekly Top 10: NAMM Gear Preview, Relative vs. Parallel Minor Scales, Moto Fukushima Interview, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: NAMM Gear Preview, Relative vs. Parallel Minor Scales, Moto Fukushima Interview, Top Videos and More

    We’re getting ready for the Winter NAMM show, and have already started our coverage on some of the new gear being announced. Add to that our interview with House of Waters bassist, Moto Fukushima, a great column by Damian Erskine, some top bass videos and more, and you have this week’s top 10 reader favorites... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2016)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2016)

    We closed out 2016 with a month’s worth of great bass videos. Here are the top 10 most watched by No Treble readers in December, 2016. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “E” Bass Playthrough Back in October, Julie Slick’s playthrough of the Adrian Belew Power Trio’s “B3”... »

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

    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. Thanks for being here! 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... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #1: Victor Bailey

    2016 Reader Favorites – #1: Victor Bailey

    On November 11th, 2016, the bass world was stunned by the news of the passing of Victor Bailey. Our tribute to him was one of the most read stories of the year, with bassists and fans offering up their own thoughts on the legendary bassist. Throughout the year, we featured some videos which showcase just... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    News of Marcus Miller joining the super group Mega Nova with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Cindy Blackman Santana was one of the top stories on No Treble this year. Marcus was also in the news with the release of the new Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series of basses. Add to that some... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten

    2016 Reader Favorites – #3: 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. 1. Victor Wooten Joins Progressive... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #4: Tim Lefebvre

    2016 Reader Favorites – #4: Tim Lefebvre

    Tim Lefebvre is prominently featured on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, which released in early January. Later, Tim became a full-time member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who also released an album in January. If that’s not enough, 3Leaf Audio also introduced the Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal in March. Tim’s excellent bass playing was on... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

    2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

    What can you say about Leland Sklar that hasn’t already been said? The man just brings it in everything he does. We featured some killer videos this year of Mr. Sklar from throughout his career, and once again, our “Stories Behind the Songs” and Groove episode from the archives continued to be huge hits. 1.... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    2016 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    Michael League brought the bass goodness in 2016, as he always does. Snarky Puppy released “Family Dinner, Vol. 2” in February, followed by their 11th album, Culcha Vulcha on April 29th. Later, Michael joined the legendary David Crosby for his new album and tour. 1. Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero... »