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Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Videos

Our Best of 2010 Countdown continues with the always popular bass video category. Here are the top 10 bass videos for 2010, based on reader views.

Pipoquinha, 13 Year Old Bassist Performs “Rei Arthur”

1. Pipoquinha, 13 Year Old Bassist Performs “Rei Arthur”

Here’s a crazy video of 13 year old Brazilian bass prodigy Pipoquinha ripping it up on his tune “Rei Artur”, which translates to King Arthur.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Arranged for Bass

2. Bohemian Rhapsody, Arranged for Bass

Check out Youtuber Allyourbassarebelong doing his bass arrangement of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Jeff Beck Tour: Rhonda Smith Live Bass Solo/People Get Ready

3. Jeff Beck Tour: Rhonda Smith Live Bass Solo/People Get Ready

Here’s a great look at the new Jeff Beck band line-up with Rhonda Smith. This performance was filmed at the Tokyo International Hall in Tokyo on April 13, 2010. Narada Michael Walden is on drums and Jason Rebello is on keys.

Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002)

4. Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002)

Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released on his 2005 album, Soul Circus.

Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass

5. Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass

A guy who goes by the name “davey4557″ on Youtube has posted a short but amazing video on the history of the electric bass and Leo Fender. While it is very cool to see the progression of Leo’s basses, I had serious gear envy after realizing all the basses in the video belong to Davey….

Metallica: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Cliff Burton Isolated Bass)

6. Metallica: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Cliff Burton Isolated Bass)

We love the isolated bass track videos at No Treble HQ. Here’s an extra special one, featuring the bass work of Cliff Burton, performing “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.

Marcus Miller: Come Together

7. Marcus Miller: Come Together

Marcus Miller just shared this video on Facebook from over the weekend at the Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland. The group, which includes Miller, Leszek Możdżer, Alex Han, and Louis Cato, rips through a funkified version of the Beatles’ tune, “Come Together”.

Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

8. Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Primus made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live last week. Here’s Les Claypool and company performing “Tommy the Cat” on the show.

Voodoo Power: Hendrix/Miller Solo Bass Mashup

9. Voodoo Power: Hendrix/Miller Solo Bass Mashup

While this isn’t the highest quality video out there, we couldn’t pass up the chance to feature it. Bassist Viaceslav Svedov took Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” and Marcus Miller’s “Power” and mashed it up into a great solo bass performance.

Victor Wooten and Stu Hamm Jam: Chameleon

10. Victor Wooten and Stu Hamm Jam: Chameleon

Check out this jam session between Victor Wooten and Stu Hamm at the Hartke booth during Winter NAMM 2009. They’re performing an all bass version of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”!