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  • Best of Ask Damian Erskine: 2018 (So Far)

    Best of Ask Damian Erskine: 2018 (So Far)

    Editors Note: Damian has been traveling extensively lately, performing and educating all over the place. So for this week’s column, we’re giving him a much-needed break. Damian’s columns are read by thousands of people every week, so we thought we’d do a recap of the most popular ones he’s published so far in 2018. Enjoy.... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 “Ask Damian Erskine” Columns

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 “Ask Damian Erskine” Columns

    Damian Erskine is our longest running columnist, for good reason. His Q&A column is one of the most popular features we publish each and every week. Of the 50-plus columns Damian published this year, here are the reader favorites for 2017. 1. A Drummer’s Perspective on Bass Playing For this column, I asked a good... »

  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Columns and How To’s

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Columns and How To’s

    We’re lucky to have some great contributors here who share their knowledge and experience each week. Our columns and how to’s always rank high in terms of readership. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for 2017. 1. Bass Players To Know: Sean Hurley There’s a lot to be said for bass players... »

  • Best of 2016: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

    Best of 2016: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

    Damian Erskine became No Treble’s first columnist on June 24th, 2009. Ever since he’s been publishing his mega-popular Q&A column every other week. We’re lucky to have him, and we know readers feel the same way based on the huge readership numbers his column sees. And here are the best of the best – the... »

  • Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns

    Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns

    No Treble columns are designed to inspire. Of the dozens (and dozens) of columns over the course of 2016, these are the top 10 reader favorites. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass Players to Know: Justin Meldal-Johnsen Ryan Madora first discovered Justin Meldal-Johnsen thanks to Beck. In this “Bass Players to Know” column,... »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Columns

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Columns

    Kicking off our celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble, we’re looking back at the top 10 reader favorite columns since our official debut on May 2, 2009. Thanks for reading, and enjoy. 1. Bass Pickups: A Guide to Formulating Your Sound There are a number of variables to consider in the search for your... »

  • Best of 2015: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

    Best of 2015: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

    Damian Erskine’s “Ask” column is the longest running column we have here on No Treble. Every Wednesday afternoon, Damian answers a new reader question (you should send yours in too: askdamian@notreble.com). Not only is the the oldest column here (333 columns published, and counting), it is one of the most popular. Here are the top... »

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

    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... »

  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Lowdown with Dr. D Columns

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Lowdown with Dr. D Columns

    Every other Monday, Dr. Donovan Stokes brings offers up his latest prescription for improving ourselves as bassists. We’re lucky to have someone with his vast knowledge and status as an educator. Here are the top 10 most popular Lowdown columns published in 2014. 1. Improving Troublesome Passages: Five Tips for Bass Players From the speed... »

  • Best of 2013: The Top 10 Lowdown with Dr. D Columns

    Best of 2013: The Top 10 Lowdown with Dr. D Columns

    Since September, 2009, Dr. Donovan Stokes has shared his expert advice through his “Lowdown with Dr. D” column here on No Treble. While all of his columns are worth a read, these ten were his most popular in 2013, based on readership. 1. Improving your Technique: Habits and Awareness for Bass Players Most bassists are... »