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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2013)

July was a big month for bass videos, and none were bigger than Jim Bennett’s all-bass cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. There was also an interesting Jaco theme to this list, as it turns out.

But every one of these top 10 right here are hot hot hot… and we’re not just saying that. These were the most watched bass videos on No Treble in July.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing!

Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

1. Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels. The story, the arrangement, the bass playing. Must see…

Bart Soeters: Bass Sounds

2. Bart Soeters: Bass Sounds

There’s so much to like about this video, it’s hard to figure out where to begin. Bart Soeters made this video to showcase the diverse sounds of the bass. Accompanied by Joris Holtackers on drums and keys, Soeters uses 19 (!) basses throughout the jam to show the wide variety of tones and feels…

Miki Santamaria: Fingerstyle Bass Solo Over “Old Love”

3. Miki Santamaria: Fingerstyle Bass Solo Over “Old Love”

Our Facebook friend Jeffrey Johnson suggested we check out the work of bassist Miki Santamaria, and we’re glad he did. There’s a ton to like about this bassist. On this video, Miki showcases his soloing skills over the changes to Eric Clapton’s tune “Old Love”. Digging the solo and the tone…

Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone

4. Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone

The last time we featured Pablo Elorza, he gave us an in-depth look at the popular Jaco Pastorius tune “Continuum”. Our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux shares this one of Pablo demonstrating how to record a fretless bass and achieve that Jaco sound…

Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

5. Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

Bassist Jim Joel Santos sent this fun video our way. Jim took the Pee Wee Ellis tune made famous by Jaco Pastorius, and created his own slap bass arrangement of it. We dig it. How about you?

Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)

6. Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)

In 1986, Jaco Pastorius toured Europe in a trio with guitarist Bireli Lagrene and different drummers. While there are recordings out there documenting some of these performances (including this one), videos from that period always seemed highly unlikely. Thankfully someone had a video camera on hand…

Marco Desgagné and Abe Laboriel Jr.: Bass & Drums Duet

7. Marco Desgagné and Abe Laboriel Jr.: Bass & Drums Duet

Bassist Marco Desgagné sent us this video of his duet with drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., where the two lock in and get down, get funky, and tear things up…

Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

8. Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

Federico Malaman just nails these all bass covers. Here’s a new one from him, performing his take on Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do”. Federico is playing his Laurus bass through an MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter and a Boss RC3 Loop Station…

Laszlo Demeter: Acoustic Bass Arrangement of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”

9. Laszlo Demeter: Acoustic Bass Arrangement of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”

We love to see it when bassist get creative to tackle their favorite songs. Here’s Laszlo Demeter playing Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” using only his six-string acoustic bass. The bassist covers every part of the tune, from using the bass’s body for percussion to using the strings above the nut for sound effects…

Bass Orchestra: All Bass Queens of the Stone Age Medley

10. Bass Orchestra: All Bass Queens of the Stone Age Medley

Bass Orchestra, aka Ran Mussman, is back again with an all bass tribute to the Queens of the Stone Age. Mussman rocks through “Turnin’ on the Screw,” “No One Knows,” and “Little Sister,” using only his bass guitar…

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