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  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Player Interviews and Podcasts

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Player Interviews and Podcasts

    We had the chance to chat with many bass players over the course of 2017, between the Groove Podcast and our other interviews. Here are the top 10 reader favorites of the year. 1. Groove – Episode #32: Joe Dart Let’s just call it a “mutual admiration society.” Vulfpeck bassist, Joe Dart, has always been... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    We covered a lot of new basses in 2017. Here are the top 10 reader favorites of the year. 1. Ibanez Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings... »

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  • 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 of the Week Features

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

    Back in 2011, we kicked off our popular Bass of the Week feature, showcasing low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre. Of the 50-plus we featured in 2017, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites. 1. Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for... »

  • 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 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

    We covered a whole lot of new gear stories in 2017, which really kicked off during the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in January. Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass amp stories for the year. 1. Markbass EVO 1 Bass Amp After introducing the prototype last year, Markbass has unveiled the final version of... »

  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    Our favorite feature on No Treble is the Reader Spotlight. It is our chance to share the stories of our favorite people, who play our favorite instrument. If we haven’t shared your story yet, I invite you to reach out. Kicking off our “Best of 2017” series, here are the 10 most popular Reader Spotlights... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2017)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2017)

    Time for one of our favorite top 10 lists of the month: the reader favorite videos. Here are the 10 most watched videos we shared in November, 2017. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Tim Akers & The Smoking Section: Uptown Funk Tim Akers & The Smoking Section is a group of stellar musicians... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2017

    Time to celebrate some popular new bass gear, AKA the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Here are your favorites for November 2017. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender New Mod Shop Bass Colors Fender’s Mod Shop has expanded their option offerings for the Fall. The online instrument configurator has... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2017)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2017)

    Time to stop whatever you’re doing to catch up on some serious bass goodness – AKA the monthly top 10 video list. Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos for the month of October 2017, in order of popularity. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977) Frank Zappa’s... »