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  • Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov typically offers super high energy takes on a variety of all-bass cover tunes. Here, he shows a more laid back style with one terrific cover of Bob Marley’s beautiful “No Woman, No Cry”. Is there anything Viaceslav can’t do? Editor’s note: We loved this so much, we decided to transcribe it. Check it... »

  • Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”

    Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”

    Here’s a cool video of Ed Friedland, aka the Bass Whisperer, building up a full on version of Steely Dan’s classic “Do It Again” during a 2010 clinic at the Bass Emporium in Austin, Texas. After “giving the drummer some,” Friedland fills out the tune’s bass line, chords and melody before ripping into a tasty... »

  • Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”

    Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”

    Zander Zon has just shared his latest all-bass performance, this time covering Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” in his signature style. Zander using piccolo strings (gauge 020-052) and special tunings on his Zon for his performances. For this video, he incorporates reverb, distortion and some echo. Amazing, as usual. »

  • George Lacson: Solo Bass Performance of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable”

    George Lacson: Solo Bass Performance of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable”

    George Lacson turns in this nice solo bass arrangement and performance of “Unthinkable”, written by Drake and originally produced and performed by Alicia Keys. George’s Warwick Streamer Stage 5-string is tuned B-D-G-D-G for this tune. »

  • Nick Mason: “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” Solo Bass Performance

    Nick Mason: “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” Solo Bass Performance

    Bassist Nick Mason put together a great all-bass arrangement of the Randy Newman song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, made popular by the original Toy Story. Nick said he was inspired to arrange this piece after seeing Toy Story 3. If you’re interested in working on this one yourself, you’re in luck. Nick has... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Tom Sawyer” All-Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Tom Sawyer” All-Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov slows things down a bit (for him) with this awesome all-bass cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”, in his latest video. This guy can do it all. »

  • Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

    Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

    For our last bass cover of the week, we’re featuring Youtuber Fokfokbraj and his own bass arrangement of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. While the audio isn’t stellar, the arrangement and performance are top notch. And, this seemed perfect for chilling on a Sunday morning. »

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  • Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”

    Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”

    Youtuber Gregorstube shows off some amazing musicianship and bass playing with his interpretation of the Pat Metheny tune, “James”. Solo bass at its finest. »

  • Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

    Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

    Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. Bassist Pete O’Neill sent in links to his many bass... »

  • Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”

    Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”

    It wouldn’t be much of a Bass Cover Week without including bassist Viaceslav Svedov. There’s a ton to choose from, and we ultimately picked his cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”, posted earlier this year. One of the commenters renamed it “FUNKALLICA, Master of Slapping”. Awesome. »