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Best of 2013: The Top 10 Most Watched Bass Videos

Editor’s Note: For the last week of year, we’re sharing the best of No Treble for 2013, based on readership. Be sure to check back each day until January 1st for the most popular features, lessons, videos, bassists and more.

We post a different video pretty much every day on No Treble, and out of the 360 or so we’ve posted in 2013, these 10 were the most popular.

There were so many great videos this year, it is difficult to limit them to just ten. But that’s the name of the game. Thank goodness for the video archives.

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble in 2013… with a combined total of about 130,000 views.

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 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 taken from The One Show – an interview with the man that created one of the most famous bass lines in rock history: Herbie Flowers…

For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

2. For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent us this cool video he made saying, “[James] Jamerson belongs with Bach, Debussy and Mozart, and that includes graphical scores on Youtube.” We couldn’t agree more. We dig this visual representation of one of Jamerson’s amazing bass lines…

Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass

3. Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass

Michael Thurber gets a huge thumbs up in our book. In this video, Thurber rips through 45 songs on nine basses to tell the story of the bass, starting with its humble origins in the Viola de Gamba all the way up to modern funk rock and beyond…

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

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

Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels. Check out the incredible story of bassist Jim Bennett and he’s equally incredible solo bass performance of “Get Lucky”…

The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

5. The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

Today we get a good listen to the bass line on the Beatles’ song, “Dear Prudence” from the 1968 album known as The White Album. Paul McCartney covered a lot more than just the bass on this one. But of course, we’re all about the bass, so it is cool to hear this line in isolation…

Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

6. Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

Nine Inch Nails stopped by to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as part of their tour in support of Hesitation Marks, which was released in August. As we reported in September, the legendary Pino Palladino is laying down the low end for Trent Reznor and crew. The combo is pure awesomeness…

Song Exclusive: The Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” Preview Video

7. Song Exclusive: The Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” Preview Video

Back in July, we debuted this exclusive preview video of The Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” from the album of the same name – one they released just days later…

Dirty Loops: Hit Me

8. Dirty Loops: Hit Me

They’re back! Dirty Loops, the Swedish power trio known for their incredible renditions of pop songs has released a video for “Hit Me,” their very first original track. The song retains all of their energy and musical complexity, and bassist Henrik Linder’s playing is spectacular as ever…

Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

9. Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

Once again, Zander Zon turns in an amazing solo bass performance. This time around, he takes on Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive”. The original blends rock, electronic music and dubstep. Zander makes it all about the bass…

Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

10. 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!