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

Here are the 10 most watched great bass videos from November, 2012 on No Treble. Enjoy!

BassGirl: Spain

1. BassGirl: Spain

It has been a while since we featured a video of the bassist known as BassGirl. This young bassist just keeps getting better and better with each video too. Here’s a recent video of BassGirl performing Chick Corea’s “Spain”. Also cool: her dad is the drummer…

Periphery: “Make Total Destroy” Bass Cam Video

2. Periphery: “Make Total Destroy” Bass Cam Video

As our Facebook friend Skip Taylor noted, it’s been a while since we’ve posted a metal video. Get ready for a little mayhem. Adam “Nolly” Getgood just posted this video from a performance of “Make Total Destroy” with Periphery at Manchester Academy from their recent European tour. Shot with a headstock cam…

Six String Fretless: Beyond Creation’s “Omnipresent Perception”

3. Six String Fretless: Beyond Creation’s “Omnipresent Perception”

You don’t hear a lot of fretless in death metal (save for Steve DiGiorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling). So it’s cool to hear the instrument add a new element to a genre. A good example is the band Beyond Creation, featuring bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe on six-string fretless…

Rob Smith: Solo Bass Arrangement of The Beatles’ “In My Life”

4. Rob Smith: Solo Bass Arrangement of The Beatles’ “In My Life”

“In My Life” is one of the most touching Beatles songs, and Rob Smith brings that passion and soul to his solo bass arrangement. Rob really nails the bridge with some awesome two-handed tapping.

Marcelo Feldman: Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Cover

5. Marcelo Feldman: Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Cover

Bassist Marcelo Feldman shows incredible musicianship and technique in this all-bass version of the Jackson 5′s “I’ll Be There”. The way music should be.

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Karma Police” for Solo Bass

6. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Karma Police” for Solo Bass

Here’s a recent video by bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, this time showing off his incredible solo bass arranging and playing skills with an all-bass cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”. Simon is playing his 6-string GB Spitfire bass. Awesomeness.

The Motet: “Canned Heat” Cover

7. The Motet: “Canned Heat” Cover

Facebook friend Michael Coderre turned me onto Colorado based band The Motet, sending in this awesome cover of Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat”. As if the band’s rock solid groove isn’t enough, bassist Garrett Sayers takes a sweet solo at the 8-minute mark. As Michael put it, “The man is boss. Straight up.” We agree.

La Vague: Straight Contrariwise – Resophonic Bass & Vocals

8. La Vague: Straight Contrariwise – Resophonic Bass & Vocals

Here at No Treble HQ, we like things that are a little out of the ordinary. Check out this video of La Vague performing their song “Straight Contrariwise”. The duo is made up of Francesca Pirami on vocals and Alessandro Corsi on resophonic bass, stomp box guitar and back up vocals…

Adam Stevens: All Bass “Chameleon”

9. Adam Stevens: All Bass “Chameleon”

Bassist Adam Stevens makes it so easy to want to feature him. Aside from his excellent playing, he produces a lot of videos too. Here’s Adam playing the classic Herbie Hancock tune “Chameleon” from the Head Hunters album. Adam puts it all together the way we like it: using multiple bass tracks and loops.

Pipoquinha: IB&T Bass Festival Solo Performance

10. Pipoquinha: IB&T Bass Festival Solo Performance

A little over two years ago, we shared a video of Pipoquinha, a young bassist from Brazil. In that video, Pipoquinha was just 13 years old, but played (and sang) well beyond his years. Here’s a video showing what this exciting young bassist has done more recently…