the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

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

Bass videos rule. And here are the ten that ruled most in July 2012, based on No Treble reader views. Enjoy!

Victor Wooten: “Isn’t She Lovely”, Live Solo Bass Performance

1. Victor Wooten: “Isn’t She Lovely”, Live Solo Bass Performance

In April, Victor Wooten held a music clinic at a music school in Mechanicsville, Virginia. One of the songs he performed was his solo bass take on Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”. The folks who shared this video said that this was recorded “at 8am on a Sunday morning, and during a torrential downpour…”

Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

2. Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

John Taylor really brought it in the Duran Duran tune “Rio”. His active bass line locks in with the drums and drives the song forward. Luckily, we have a video of Taylor’s isolated bass line to scope out his groove and tone…

The Beatles’ Lovely Rita: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

3. The Beatles’ Lovely Rita: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

“Lovely Rita”, the Paul McCartney-penned tune from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album featured a terrific, bouncy bass line… and here it is in all its isolated glory…

Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

4. Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

We’re big fans of Frank Zappa here at No Treble HQ. So when Craig Butterfield sent in his all bass version of “Peaches En Regalia,” we were stoked. As is par for his videos, Butterfield nails all the parts with unbelievable accuracy. All of the percussion, bass lines, melodies and solos are perfectly in place…

Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

5. Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

Hold onto your hats. Bruno Masquio took Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and arranged it for nothing but bass. Pretty sweet bass too.

Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

6. Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

Back in January, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius, the son of the late great Jaco Pastorius, was joining the Yellowjackets as a temporary replacement for Jimmy Haslip. Now we get to see some of the magic of that combination with this live bass solo by Felix, filmed by a member of the audience…

Vulfpeck: “Prom”, Live in Studio

7. Vulfpeck: “Prom”, Live in Studio

I’ve been listening to Vulfpeck’s EP, Mit Peck a lot lately. The band – which is the Vulfrecords Records’ house rhythm section – is so funky, thanks in large part to bassist Joe Dart who just lives in the pocket. But the whole group just grooves…

Pi Electro Step and Wojtek Pilichowski: Bass Dance

8. Pi Electro Step and Wojtek Pilichowski: Bass Dance

Wojtek Pilichowski is a bassist that blows me away every time I watch him. Tony Oppenheim sent in this video of the bassist performing the song “Bass Dance” with his group Pi Electro Step at the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. (And we’re now eternally grateful. Thanks Tony!)…

Samuel Haynes: “Lucid” Solo Bass Performance

9. Samuel Haynes: “Lucid” Solo Bass Performance

We first featured bassist Samuel Haynes back in January, thanks to our Facebook friend Charles Hoernemann. Here’s Samuel once again with an impressive solo bass performance of a tune he wrote named “Lucid”. For the tune, Samuel tuned his bass BEAD and uses a capo…

Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

10. Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

Former Cirque du Soleil bassist Darrell Craig Harris took the Beatles’ “Come Together” and cranked up the funk knob on this solo bass version of the classic tune. Grooooooooooooooooovy.