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Bass Play-Along Week: Troy Hughes’ “YYZ” Bass Play-Along

Editor’s note: Bass play-along week continues! If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to playalong@notreble.com.

Ah, YYZ. Geddy Lee’s bass line on this iconic tune has to be one of the most popular challenges and play-along’s out there.

No Treble reader Troy Hughes sends us this video of him pulling off the feat, with this note:

“I’ve been a huge Rush fan for just about as long as I’ve been playing bass. Gene Simmons got me started playing bass but Geddy Lee kept me playing… I’m submitting this , not because I think it’s my best work or because it’s my favorite song but because it has the most views of all my videos so far. I’m self-taught and learned to play by ear, playing along with my favorite records. I’m playing a Geddy Lee model Jazz bass through a little Fender SP-10 guitar practice amp.”

Nice work, Troy. Love the bass, love the tone and love the background behind you!