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

Out of a full month’s worth of bass videos, only 10 can reign supreme. And for those bassists in the #1 through #9 slots, feel extra great in that you beat a rare Jaco video.

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble for the month of September, 2013.

Enjoy!

Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

1. Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

Nathan Navarro is a total beast of a bassist who really knows how to make effects sound good. Here’s a demo he made to show some of what he can do. Things start out pretty ambient and serene up until the 1:30 mark when all hell breaks loose. Check out those sweeps at 2:00!

Vulfpeck: My First Car

2. Vulfpeck: My First Car

Jack Stratton sent this new video featuring Vulfpeck performing the title track from My First Car. Bassist Joe Dart really lays it down on this one – as he does on pretty much every tune I’ve heard. Dart is playing a P-Bass Jr. with medium LaBella strings…

Viaceslav Svedov: “Tommy the Cat” Cover

3. Viaceslav Svedov: “Tommy the Cat” Cover

We’ve been following Viaceslav Svedov for some time now, and his videos are always highly entertaining to us. Viaceslav brings it all: amazing arrangements, amazing playing and amazing energy (including some epic bass faces). He took on a beast of a tune this time around, Primus’ “Tommy the Cat”…

Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

4. Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

Prepare to have your face melted. Here’s an insane video of Cryptopsy bassist Olivier Pinard and guitarist Chris Donaldson ripping through the song “Two-Pound Torch” from the band’s self-titled album. Pinard proves to be just as nimble as Donaldson and employs several techniques to spice up the bass line…

Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance

5. Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance

I don’t know how Zander Zon does it, but he just keeps bringing his incredible bass arrangement videos. In this new one, Zander tackles The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” with a killer piccolo bass arrangement and performance on his Zon VB4…

Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens: Two Bass Players, One Bass

6. Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens: Two Bass Players, One Bass

Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens were testing some amps at Warwick, and then this happened…

YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

7. YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

Bassist Karel Honasan sent us this video of his band YOSHA performing their original tune, “Fire Rhythm”. The video comes from a web show named “Tower Sessions”, after the band was invited to do a few live performances by Tower of Doom. This is one tight band, and Karel is a huge part of that…

Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

8. Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

Last month we featured a burning track by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra entitled “TNFJ“. The song really caught readers’ attention with the extra funky bass line by Cody Wright. Wright, who uses a pick to play, shows us how he uses a pick to get all those funky sounds…

Jim Joel Santos: Solo Bass

9. Jim Joel Santos: Solo Bass

Bassist Jim Joel Santos sent us this video of him performing an untitled solo bass tune which really knocked us out. We loved the composition, harmonics, tapping and technique…

Jaco Pastorius: Donna Lee, Live

10. Jaco Pastorius: Donna Lee, Live

September 21st is a sad day in the world of bass. On that day, twenty-six years ago, Jaco Pastorius passed away at the age of 35. I’m playing more Jaco music than usual today (if that’s possible), and that has also included several videos. And then I stumbled upon this rarity: Jaco performing “Donna Lee” live in a video I hadn’t seen before…

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