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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2021)
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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2021)

For the first month of the new year, the bass videos we shared were quite popular. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the month of January 2021.

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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2020)
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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2020)

2020 was a rough year. What helped us get through was the daily bass videos we share on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos for the last month of the year.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: Juliaplaysgroove
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: Juliaplaysgroove

We made it to #1. This one may surprise you, but there’s a very cool story here. The 2020 Reader Favorite Bassist is Juliaplaysgroove, thanks in large part to our interview with her in 2020.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar brought us joy this year during the shutdown, with a run of videos where he shared the back story on so many songs from his career. And if that wasn’t enough, he released a new album with The Immediate Family and published a new book.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Joe Dart
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Joe Dart

Joe Dart has been a consistent favorite over the years, and 2020 was no different. Between his work with Vulfpeck, The Fearless Flyers, and Theo Katzman – as well as Ernie Ball Music Man reintroducing his signature bass – readers responded big.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Tony Levin
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Tony Levin

Tony Levin had big things in the works this year before the shutdown. But that didn't stop the bassist from announcing a new book, a new Liquid Tension Experiment album, and more. Tony takes the #4 slot on this year’s “Reader Favorite Bassists” list.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Rebecca Johnson
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Rebecca Johnson

This year, we finally got to hear Rebecca Johnson’s story, thanks to our interview with her. That, plus a steady dose of videos throughout 2020 placed her at #5 on the “2020 Reader Favorite Bassists” list.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Thundercat
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Thundercat

Thundercat released his fourth album this year, had his bass featured as Bass of the Week, and entertained us with videos that show off not only his incredible musicianship but also his humor. He makes the “Reader Favorite” list at #6.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #7: MonoNeon
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #7: MonoNeon

We first met MonoNeon at the 2010 NAMM Show. We didn’t know a lot about him or his music at the time, but once that changed, we were fans for life. MonoNeon had a busy year in 2020, and readers responded. That put him at #7 on this year’s list.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool

As with many of us, Les Claypool had big plans for 2020 but was forced to adjust. Readers were excited to hear about his “A Tribute to Kings” tour, which thankfully is now planned for 2021. Add in some videos, and a Fearless Flying Frog Brigade reissue, and Les lands on this year's list.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #9: Marcus Miller
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #9: Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller is no stranger to the annual “Reader Favorite Bassists” list. This year, Marcus made the list thanks to some incredible videos, his work with Sire, and his participation in Nick Wells’s “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Henrik Linder
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Henrik Linder

Over 8 years ago, we shared the first video by Dirty Loops. Readers – like us – were instant fans of the band and bassist Henrik Linder. This year saw more videos coming from the band, and a new album, which landed Henrik on this 2020 list.