Weekly Top 10: Jaco Pastorius Bass Solo Transcription, Synth Bass, New Bass Gear, and More

Another week comes to a close, so it is time to look back at the No Treble reader favorite stories and more.

Here is your top 10 list for the week of May 8-14, 2021.

Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’s Solo on “All American Alien Boy”

1. Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’s Solo on “All American Alien Boy”

Please help us welcome our newest contributor, Alex Lofoco! Alex’s first entry offers up a great analysis and transcription of Jaco Pastorius's bass solo on Ian Hunter’s “All American Alien Boy”.
Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror (Greg Phillinganes’s Isolated Synth Bass Track)

2. Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror (Greg Phillinganes’s Isolated Synth Bass Track)

You asked for more Synth Bass, and we delivered. In today’s clip, we’re checking out Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”. Legendary keyboardist Greg Phillinganes handles bass duties on this tune. Greg is an absolute monster on synth bass!
Nux Unveils the Mighty Bass 50BT Amp

3. Nux Unveils the Mighty Bass 50BT Amp

Nux has unveiled the Mighty Bass 50BT, a bass amp they say is perfect for practice, rehearsing, and recording. The 50-watt combo features a 6.5-inch speaker and a Class-D power section.
Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses

4. Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.
Bass of the Week: Andre Instruments Maya 3

5. Bass of the Week: Andre Instruments Maya 3

We’ve got another rare bird for you this week with the Andre Instruments Maya 3. The acoustic/electric bass guitar has a unique design with stunning craftsmanship.
Sheptone Announces the Miles Bass Pickup

6. Sheptone Announces the Miles Bass Pickup

Sheptone has unveiled the Miles Bass Pickup, a single-coil design that “goes the distance” for vintage tone. It was created to accurately reproduce the tone of the original Fender 1951 Precision Bass, they shared.
“The Pedal Movie” Now Available for Streaming/Download

7. “The Pedal Movie” Now Available for Streaming/Download

Calling all pedal geeks: Reverb’s new documentary “The Pedal Movie” is now available. The film clocks in at 2 hours and 22 minutes and tells the story of effects pedals with interviews from over 100 builders, artists, producers, and more.
Gruv Gear Announces Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” FretWraps

8. Gruv Gear Announces Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” FretWraps

Gruv Gear’s FretWraps have a new option with the Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” model. They come in four sizes to accommodate different instruments.
“Killer Walking Bass Volume 2” Now Available

9. “Killer Walking Bass Volume 2” Now Available

Teymur Phell and Jim Kalbach published “Killer Walking Bass” back in 2018, and now they’re pushing things even further with Killer Walking Bass Volume 2. Volume 2 includes melodic lines for eight songs with more challenging chord changes
Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2021)

10. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2021)

One of the fun parts of the No Treble gig is getting to watch lots of videos. Some are shared by our readers, others are found by the team here. The combo is one of great variety. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos for the month of April 2021.

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