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

By Halloween, the #1 most watched video on No Treble for the month of October had reached close to 40,000 views. What makes that even more remarkable is the fact that the video had only been posted three days before the end of the month.

The other nine had no chance for the #1 slot this time around, but on any other month, many of those would have beaten out the #1 video. That’s how popular these videos turned out to be.

So, here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of October, 2013. Thanks for watching, sharing and commenting.

Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

1. Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

The news of Lou Reed’s passing in late October led Kevin to revisit some of his music, including the legendary musician’s smash hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” Here’s an awesome clip with the man that created one of the most famous bass lines in rock history: Herbie Flowers…

Guitar Bank: Fender Jazz Bass Shootout

2. Guitar Bank: Fender Jazz Bass Shootout

There’s always been debate about the differences in quality between Fender basses made in different factories. Guitar Bank decided to settle it with a shootout video comparing Jazz Basses built in the USA, Mexico, and Japan with varying materials to make a straight comparison. Which one do you like the best?

David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Questions”

3. David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Questions”

David Pastorius adds some serious fire to Tech N9ne’s song “Questions” by riffing off of rapper’s lyrical rhythm as well as throwing in his own freestyle licks. The bassist brings his incredible technique and creativity together to dish out some really cool lines and add a new dimension to the track…

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

4. Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

This is an absolutely dynamite combination. Snarky Puppy, led by bassist Michael League, recently released Family Dinner, Volume 1 with a host of guest vocalists. Here’s the video for the song “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, who delivers an absolutely stunning performance over top of the absolutely smoking band…

Jayme Lewis: Modulating Sweep Arpeggios and Inversions Lesson

5. Jayme Lewis: Modulating Sweep Arpeggios and Inversions Lesson

Here’s a cool lesson for the adventurous bassist: Jayme Lewis’s lesson on performing sweep arpeggios and inversions. Jayme walks through his effects to make the arpeggios pop before dissecting each part of the etude’s intricacies. He even provides a PDF of the lesson with music notation and TAB…

Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance

6. Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance

In this recent video, Zander Zon takes a pop tune and makes it better, with a solo bass arrangement. Enjoy Zander’s own arrangement of Adele’s “Someone Like You”…

Mudvayne: “Dig” Music Video with Ryan Martinie’s Angle

7. Mudvayne: “Dig” Music Video with Ryan Martinie’s Angle

Ryan Martinie is one sick bassist. Judging by this video, he might also be a little crazy. Here’s the music video for Mudvayne’s “Dig,” featuring Martinie’s infamous bass line…

Star Wars Meets Metal Bass

8. Star Wars Meets Metal Bass

Davie504 combined two of my favorite things (bass and Star Wars) and made one pretty epic video. Davie said, “Here’s a little metal arrangement on my bass of some Star Wars tracks…” When he started playing the Cantina song, I was completely hooked. Now if only Vadar really played the bass…

Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

9. Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

From the tricky fingerings to the melodic phrasing, Alberto Rigoni absolutely nails John Myung’s part on the Dream Theater song “Erotomania” in this play-along. Dig that tone, too!

The Winery Dogs, featuring Billy Sheehan: Time Machine

10. The Winery Dogs, featuring Billy Sheehan: Time Machine

The insanely talented trio of Ritchie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan – aka The Winery Dogs – has released a new music video for the track “Time Machine,” from their debut album, and it’s one fine piece of rock and roll. The mid-tempo stomper is glued together by Sheehan’s gnarly bass tone…

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