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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2014)

Hard to believe how fast 2014 is already moving. Maybe it is in part due to all the great bass videos we were able to watch in January.

Of the 31 we featured, these 10 were tops with readers.

Chuks Okpu: Chuk for Chick

1. Chuks Okpu: Chuk for Chick

There are plenty of musicians who call themselves multi-instrumentalists, but Chuks Okpu is the real deal. Steve Bailey, who has been working with Okpu at Berklee, sent us this video for the song “Chuk for Chick,” which is inspired by Chick Corea…

Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

2. Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

Our Twitter friend Valeria Lecko sent this video to us, and it looks like Jim Bennett is inspiring bassists out there with his all-bass Daft Punk covers. This is Nico Aranda showing off some excellent technique – and some cool videography – in his performance of “Get Lucky”…

Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

3. Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

I don’t know what to say, other than “Watch this and hold on to your hats!”…

Steve Jenkins: Sphere

4. Steve Jenkins: Sphere

Prepare to have your face melted. Steve Jenkins just released this video for the track “Sphere” from his latest album, Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter. Using some gnarly overdrive, the bassist wastes no time in ripping it up with a heavily syncopated slap riff…

Gheorghe Postoronca: Crazy Train

5. Gheorghe Postoronca: Crazy Train

No, it’s not the famed Ozzy Osbourne song, but Gheorghe Postoronca’s “Crazy Train” is epic. The bassist combines a deep pocket with some extended techniques to make a catchy solo bass tune…

Sebastian Sanhueza: 50 Bass Intros

6. Sebastian Sanhueza: 50 Bass Intros

Everybody loves a good bass intro, especially bass players. Sebastian Sanhueza pays homage to the bass intro in this video he made in which he plays fifty bass intros in a single take. For anyone looking to play along, Sanhueza compiled tabs for each of them…

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

7. Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime”…

Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

8. Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

Bassist Bryan Ladd sent us this terrific video, which offers up a nice arrangement of the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Havona”. Bryan is joined by Justin Stanton on the Fender Rhodes and Jason Patterson on drums. And these guys are tight!

Yuval Raz: All Bass Arrangement of Opeth’s “To bid you farewell”

9. Yuval Raz: All Bass Arrangement of Opeth’s “To bid you farewell”

I love Opeth, so when our friend Yuval Raz sent in this video of his bass cover of “To Bid You Farewell,” I knew it was going to be good. Raz covers the whole tune, which appeared on 1996’s Morningrise, including the bass line, melody, and harmony…

Spare Parts: Quarter Pulse

10. Spare Parts: Quarter Pulse

Our friend Steven Smith sent this in to us, saying “I just discovered a new band – new to me, that is – Spare Parts. Great 70s groove! The bassist is Colin Scott, [and he’s] layin’ it down on the Fender Jazz. Sweet!” Sweet indeed. Love that old school sound…

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