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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (March 2012)

Time for one of our favorite lists of the month, when we look back at the top 10 bass videos for the month. This time around, we feature the best of the best in March, 2012 (meaning: most viewed by No Treble readers).

Enjoy.

John Paul Jones: “What Is And What Should Never Be” Isolated Bass Track

1. John Paul Jones: “What Is And What Should Never Be” Isolated Bass Track

If you’re looking for vintage tone and a melodic groove, look no further. Zach McFatridge shared this clip of John Paul Jones’s isolated bass from the Led Zeppelin classic “What Is And What Should Never Be” from their second album. With some bleed from the drums, it’s easy to hear Jones and drummer John Bonham…

Larry Graham and Graham Central Station Play Maroon 5′s “Moves Like Jagger”

2. Larry Graham and Graham Central Station Play Maroon 5′s “Moves Like Jagger”

Yep, you read that right. During an appearance on the Dutch radio show GIEL to promote his European tour, Larry Graham and his band Graham Central Station took current pop music head on by tackling the Maroon 5 tune “Moves Like Jagger”. Armed with his iconic white bass and some gnarly effects, the slap bass…

BassGirl: Swingin’ ‘Till the Girls Come Home

3. BassGirl: Swingin’ ‘Till the Girls Come Home

It has been a while since we featured a video by BassGirl, the 14 year old bassist who has caused many jaws to drop around here. Oscar Pettiford and Jon Hendricks tune “Swingin’ ‘Til the Girls Come Home”, with vocalist Chris Humphrey, pianist Ryan Parker and BassGirl’s father on drums (cool family). Did we mention…

Jacogrow: Improv (Fast) Fretless

4. Jacogrow: Improv (Fast) Fretless

We first featured bassist Choi Dong-Ju (aka “jacogrow”) about two years ago and his video “Fretless Bass Improv”. Here he is once again, with a video he titles “Improv (Fast) Fretless”. His three-finger technique is obviously inspired by the great Gary Willis, and the closest we’ve heard to the original himself. Jacogrow even plays this…

Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”

5. Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”

Brian Bromberg pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix in this clip, playing both standard and piccolo bass, and taking a few tasty solos along the way. We love it when bassists cover Hendrix. So much so, we made a top 10 list last year.

Keisuke Baba: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers RHCP’s “Tell Me Baby”

6. Keisuke Baba: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers RHCP’s “Tell Me Baby”

We’ve featured some incredible young bassists here before… and here’s another who just hit our radar. Keisuke Baba is a bassist from Japan who recorded this play-along when he was just 14 years old. But the real story is that Keisuke had only been playing for about 8 or 9 months at this point. Keisuke…

Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

7. Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

Bassist Karl Clews sent us this video of him performing his solo bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “Come Together”. Funky! Oh, and nice Alembic (’93 Alembic Stanley Clarke Deluxe)! Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com…

Richard Bona: “Solo de Slap”, Live (2004)

8. Richard Bona: “Solo de Slap”, Live (2004)

Richard Bona is not only a phenomenal bassist, he’s the complete musician. Here’s Richard and his band performing in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain in 2004. Of course, there’s plenty of amazing bass and singing, plus a nifty slap solo in between.

Bernd Keul: Bass FX – An Awesome Solo Bass Performance

9. Bernd Keul: Bass FX – An Awesome Solo Bass Performance

We live in amazing times. Take an beautiful old school Fender Jazz and mix it with some new gadgets, and you have yourself a one man band. That’s what bassist Bernd Keul has done with this video he calls “Bass FX”. Bernd sent us this video and shares these details on how it all works:…

Tony Grey: Floating River Yangtze

10. Tony Grey: Floating River Yangtze

Tony Grey shares this video he put together using a variety of bass loops and showcasing his new Fodera Signature model. Every one of the loops was recorded using the bass. The tune is “Floating River Yangtze”. So cool.

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