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  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: James Jamerson

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: James Jamerson

    This one should make a lot of readers happy. Every year, plenty of people say the great James Jamerson should be #1, and we can never argue with that. In 2013, No Treble readers made it so, checking out the isolated bass videos we’ve shared along the way. What likely tipped the scales this year... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Pino Palladino

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Pino Palladino

    Pino Palladino has made the top 10 Reader Favorites list before, and well deserved too. The busy bassist had a pretty notable year, touring with the Who and then announced as the touring bassist for Nine Inch Nails. There’s also the video of Pino performing with Nine Inch Nails that really got a ton of... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Marcus Miller

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Marcus Miller

    It just wouldn’t be a top 10 list without the great Marcus Miller. A combo of stories and videos landed Marcus on the #3 spot, and none of them cooler than the work he did in support of the UNESCO Project. I was seriously eyeballing some of the basses in that sale. Of course, Marcus’... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Jaco Pastorius

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Jaco Pastorius

    Thanks to the web, we’re now able to see and hear recordings of Jaco Pastorius that otherwise would have remained in private collections or shared among traders as we did back in the day. And thanks to many of these videos we’re able to share, Jaco routinely makes the top 10 Reader Favorites list each... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Joe Dart

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Joe Dart

    Back in June, 2011, our Facebook friend Noah Sider shared a video with us that made me an instant fan of band known as Vulfpeck. There’s a ton to love about this band, as it is comprised of some monster musicians who know how to have fun and really know how to lay it down.... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Victor Wooten

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Victor Wooten

    A fixture on our annual Reader Favorites list (and pretty much every other top bassist list out there), is the one and only Victor Wooten. Victor’s name was attached to a couple of cool gear features this year, starting with the Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass. Later in the year, Fodera introduced Victor Wooten Fretless... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #7: Paul McCartney

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #7: Paul McCartney

    There’s no sign of Paul McCartney slowing down. In 2013, Sir Paul released his new album, New, reissued Wings Over America, sat in with Eric Clapton on Old Sock, and announced the end to his fued with Yoko Ono. And then there was his isolated bass on the Beatles tune, “Dear Prudence”. Oh yes. Add... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool

    Les Claypool was busy in 2013, as he always seems to be. His new project – Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – released their debut album and toured. The versatile bassist was also keeping things moving with Primus, including a line-up change, a tour, and the reissue of Sailing the Seas of Cheese. It all... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #9: Simon Fitzpatrick

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #9: Simon Fitzpatrick

    Simon Fitzpatrick makes his first appearance on our annual Reader Favorites list, thanks entirely to his jaw dropping solo bass videos. Three were shared this year, and two from 2012 remained quite popular. The Carl Palmer Band bassist shared his story with us in 2011, which is worth reading as well. “Roundabout” Solo Bass Simon... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Chuck Rainey

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Chuck Rainey

    For a period of about a year, between late 2011 and late 2012, bassist Chuck Rainey was met with some major events. In late 2011, the bass legend suffered a stroke. Twelve months later, he lost his home in a fire. Thankfully, 2013 closed with better news. Rainey was able to release his new album,... »