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  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

    2017 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

    Marcus Miller is an annual favorite on No Treble and this year, he lands at the #4 slot. News of Sire’s Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses was a huge hit, as were the various videos we shared my Marcus over 2017. 1. Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses The popular Marcus... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #5: Stuart Clayton

    2017 Reader Favorites – #5: Stuart Clayton

    Stuart Clayton started an ambitious effort in 2017 with a year-long series entitled “Bass Lick of the Week.” We featured a handful of his videos since the debut in September, as well as some of the videos from his new edition of Giants of Bass, which published in March. These videos (and others) were such... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    To say Michael League was busy in 2017 is an understatement. He toured with Snarky Puppy and recorded with Bokante and Forq. I’m sure there was probably more than that, but those three things alone generated enough buzz to land Michael at #6 on the No Treble reader favorites list for 2017. 1. Snarky Puppy... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #7: Geezer Butler

    2017 Reader Favorites – #7: Geezer Butler

    Geezer Butler made the news with some new gear: an Ashdown signature head and a Dunlop signature Cry Baby Wah. Both stories generated a lot of visits. We also featured an isolated track of “Sweet Leaf”, which was another major hit. 1. Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier Geezer Butler... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #8: Zander Zon

    2017 Reader Favorites – #8: Zander Zon

    I discovered the music of Zander Zon back in 2009 (No Treble’s first year in existence). I was an instant fan. Sharing his music over the years has been a real joy – especially watching how No Treble readers react. This year, Zander was our guest on Groove – the No Treble podcast, where people... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #9: Tim Starace

    2017 Reader Favorites – #9: Tim Starace

    We first shared a video by YYNOT back in 2016. But it was 2017 when the band really got going – not only with some incredible Rush covers but also some impressive Rush-inspired originals. And No Treble readers (and us) really dig the monster tone Tim Starace produces on each video they share. Check out... »

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  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #10: Victor Wooten

    2017 Reader Favorites – #10: Victor Wooten

    Victor Wooten is a regular on the No Treble reader favorite lists each year, and this year is no different. News of Victor’s new album, “Trypnotyx,” – his first since 2012 – and the supporting tour generated a lot of buzz. Not only that, metal band Nitro announced that Victor would be making a guest... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Every day of the year, we feature a bass video. Of the 365 we shared in 2017, here are the 10 reader favorites. Enjoy! 1. Yes with Geddy Lee: Roundabout, Live There were rumors flying for the past month that Rush bassist Geddy Lee would be filling in for the late Chris Squire at Yes’s... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Pedals & Effects

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Pedals & Effects

    There was some big news in the world of bass pedals and effects in 2017. These 10 stories were the reader favorites among the many new pedals and effects released this year. 1. Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 If you got to catch Rush in the past twenty years, you would have seen... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

    Our bass lessons are super popular with readers, thanks in large part to our excellent contributors in the various lesson categories. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass lessons for 2017. 1. Creative Bass Lines: The Chameleon Variations In this lesson, I’ve taken a pretty classic and fairly easy to play bass... »