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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2016)

Time for one of the reader favorite top 10 lists of the month – covering the most watched bass videos on No Treble.

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Nathan Navarro: Super Mario Bass Guitar Playthrough

1. Nathan Navarro: Super Mario Bass Guitar Playthrough

Nathan Navarro is back with another brilliant bass video, and this time he’s playing along with a run-through of World 1-1 from the original Super Mario Brothers. The bassist dials in a retro video game tone before playing the music…

Cody Wright and Andy Irvine: Funky Bass Jam

2. Cody Wright and Andy Irvine: Funky Bass Jam

Cody Wright joined Andy Irvine for this bass jam on Andy’s The Daily Funk Club. Cody is playing a custom Jensen “Megacounstidon” – a beast of a bass, and Andy is playing a Nordstrand VJ5 charity bass. This one gets funky…

The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman

3. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman

Les Claypool’s latest project with Sean Lennon, aptly named The Claypool Lennon Delirium, is everything you’d imagine it would be. Built upon the bassist’s unmistakeable style, the band has a mind-altering style of rock and psychedelia. Check out this clip of “Breath of a Salesman”…

Cigir Kazimoglu: U Can’t Hold No Groove

4. Cigir Kazimoglu: U Can’t Hold No Groove

Cigir Kazimoglu sent us this video of him performing Victor Wooten’s most excellent tune, “U Can’t Hold No Groove.” The video even caught the eye of Vic on Facebook, who said “Very nice! I like it!” That should say it all…

Franklin Peredo: Funktopia Robotica

5. Franklin Peredo: Funktopia Robotica

Franklin Peredo never ceases to amaze me. His latest video is for the song “Funktopia Robotica” and it features the bassist’s crazy right hand technique to make the music sound like the title suggests…

Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Women of Ireland

6. Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Women of Ireland

Here’s a great clip of a Jeff Beck Band performance at Madison Square Garden in 2013. The tune, “Women of Ireland”, is a subdued one, featuring some sweet lines by bassist Tal Wilkenfeld…

Tower of Power: So Very Hard To Go (Live on Soul Train)

7. Tower of Power: So Very Hard To Go (Live on Soul Train)

The other day, I stumbled upon this 1973 video of Tower of Power’s appearance on Soul Train. I immediately texted it to Kevin, and then I watched it countless times since then. The song is “So Very Hard To Go”, and Rocco Prestia is laying it down like only he can, behind one killer band…

Mike Stern Band: KT

8. Mike Stern Band: KT

The Mike Stern Band always seems to feature an impressive lineup, and this one is no exception. In this clip, the band performs “KT” at the Blue Note Milano on November 4th, 2015. The group this time features Stern on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet and Steve Smith on drums…

Sound Struggle: Rise

9. Sound Struggle: Rise

When Sound Struggle’s new video hit my radar, it blew me away. Their song “Rise” starts out in a way that makes you think you know what the song is all about. Then something pretty epic happens. Then it changes again, and then it really gets epic…

The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974

10. The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974

I’ve been on a huge Meters kick lately. All of George Porter, Jr.’s bass lines groove like crazy. They’re simple and to the point, which is perfect. Here’s a great clip of The Meters live in 1974 on Dr. John’s “New Orleans Swamp”…