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Best of 2020

Best of 2020

This year was a tough one for a lot of us. One thing that helped us get through it was growing connections in the world of bass, and covering the instrument we all love so much. Here’s a roundup of your favorite stories, lessons, and more for 2020.

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No Treble’s Best of 2016

We’re celebrating the best of No Treble for 2016, based on readership. Be sure to check back each day until January 1st for the most popular features, lessons, videos, bassists and more.

Best of 2015

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Lowdown with Dr. D Columns

Dr. Donovan Stokes’ “Lowdown with Dr. D” column debuted here on No Treble on September 3rd, 2009, making it one of our longest running columns. Since then, it has become one of our most popular, by the Professor of Music at Shenandoah University-Conservatory and founder of Bass Coalition. Here are the top 10 reader favorite “Lowdown” columns in 2015. Time...

Best of 2013

Best of 2013: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Albums of the Year

Our last Best of 2013 list focuses on the most popular albums we covered this year. I’m pretty sure it is safe to say there’s something for everyone here, given the incredible diversity of these albums, musicians and genres. 1. Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (Nathan East, Charles Berghofer, Don Ferrone, Drew Dembowski and James Genus) Electronica duo Daft Punk...

Best of 2013

Best of 2013: The Top 10 Bass-Related News Stories

The top 10 most read news stories on No Treble this year included some big news, like Pino Palladino joining Nine Inch Nails for their North American Tour and Paul McCartney ending his feud with Yoko Ono. But there were also some great stories about doing good, including Marcus Miller selling his basses to support the UNESCO Project and Janek...

Best of 2012

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Bass Reader Spotlights

We love the Reader Spotlight feature here at No Treble HQ, because we get to feature an amazing bassist from our community every week. Here are our top 10 most popular bassists in the spotlight for 2012, based on readership. If you haven’t submitted your story to us, we hope you will (here’s the interview questionnaire). (Hint: we pick the...

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Bass Gear Round-Up: The Most Read Gear Stories for November

Of all our bass gear coverage in November, here is your complete list of top 10 gear stories for the month. As always, we base these lists on readers. And as always, these lists come with a warning: may cause GAS. 1. La Bella Strings Launches First Bass Guitar: The Olinto With nearly 100 years in the string manufacturing business,...

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Top 10: The Top Bass Lessons, Columns, Features and More for November

No Treble columnists offered up a bunch of popular how-to’s and lessons in November. Here is the most popular among them, along with our most popular basses of the week and a few stories and features that got the most attention. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass of the Week: Convolution Bass When longtime friends Edwin...

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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories for October

Here’s a top 10 list of our most popular bass coverage in the month of October, 2012. As always, this is based on reader views. Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting! 1. Gibson Unveils New EB Bass In 1953, Gibson took its first step into the electric bass market with the EB-1, eventually releasing several models to follow musical trends....

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Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories for July 2012

At the end of every month, we take a look at the most read articles on No Treble. So it only makes sense that we make a top 10 list from there. We lost one of the great bass legends of our time last month, with the passing of Bob Babbitt, who takes the #1 slot for most read in...

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Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories for June 2012

You like top ten lists. We like top ten lists. So it only makes sense that we’d share the top 10 most popular stories on No Treble for the month of June 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing, as always. Bass players rule. 1. Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500 We see and cover a ton of...

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Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories (May 2012)

May was another great month for gear news (and some sweet basses of the week picks by Kevin), and No Treble readers ate it all up. We also shared the sad news of the passing of Duck Dunn, and some good news with a Jaco documentary planned and backed by Robert Trujillo. Plus, some of the best lessons and how-to’s...