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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (November 2011)

We featured several reader-submitted videos in November (one of our favorite things to do!), showcasing the awesome No Treble community of bassists, and the videos they love.

This included a Bass Play-Along Week, where bassists play along to their favorite tracks and show off their transcribing and performance skills. Another week featured all-bass covers of famous tunes.

Readers responded with lots of views, and so, our top 10 includes several from those two weeks of all-bass goodness.

Keep those videos coming. Drop us a note at videos@notreble.com.

Davie504: Simple FleaBass Funk

1. Davie504: Simple FleaBass Funk

Bassist “Davie504” gets funky with his modified FleaBass, and offers some instruction along the way. Enjoy the tune, or play along with the tabs.

Rule of Thump: Pocket Full ‘o’ Beans Bass Groove

2. Rule of Thump: Pocket Full ‘o’ Beans Bass Groove

Rule of Thump (aka Or Lubianiker) covers all the bases in this nifty solo bass piece he wrote and shared with us. Love the harmonics, love the slap, love the finger-style funk. Or said, “The bass guitar is the most beautiful instrument conceived by man, a true ambassador of Groove, Harmony and Melody.” Well said,…

Evan Marien: Soulseek

3. Evan Marien: Soulseek

Here’s an awesome studio performance by Evan Marien with drummer Dana Hawkins on the bassist’s song “Soulseek.” The duo keeps a tight groove which opens up for Marien to let loose with some blazing soloing. Evan offers a live version of the track on his Bandcamp page.

Joel Moncorvo: Rockin’ The Bass

4. Joel Moncorvo: Rockin’ The Bass

Here’s a ripping bass performance by Brazilian bassist Joel Moncorvo. Moncorvo, who is a well rounded player with styles ranging from jazz to extreme metal, displays some awesome technique including a three-finger style and some incredible tapping.

Bass Cover Week: Zander Zon’s Solo Bass Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

5. Bass Cover Week: Zander Zon’s Solo Bass Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. In the early ’70′s, music shops in England banned (and…

Bass Play-Along Week: Adrian Bartol’s John Mayer/Pino Palladino “Who Did You Think I Was?” Bass Play-Along

6. Bass Play-Along Week: Adrian Bartol’s John Mayer/Pino Palladino “Who Did You Think I Was?” 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. Bassist Adrian Bartol sends us his bass play-along of John Mayer’s live recording of “Who Did You Think I Was?”, which also includes Jimi Hendrix’s “Power of Soul” at the end. In…

Bass Cover Week: Thomas Morgan’s Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

7. Bass Cover Week: Thomas Morgan’s Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. Brian Storey shares this video of bassist Thomas Morgan performing…

Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

8. Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

For our last bass cover of the week, we’re featuring Youtuber Fokfokbraj and his own bass arrangement of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. While the audio isn’t stellar, the arrangement and performance are top notch. And, this seemed perfect for chilling on a Sunday morning.

Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”

9. Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”

Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. It wouldn’t be much of a Bass Cover Week without…

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

10. 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-alongs out there. No Treble reader Troy Hughes sends us this video…