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  • Jim Bennett: “Thrift Shop” Bass Jam

    Jim Bennett: “Thrift Shop” Bass Jam

    “Daft Bass” bassist Jim Bennett has shared a new video, this time doing a cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”. Jim says it is more of a “Bass Jam”, and he’s posted some basic tab for the main riff on his website. »

  • Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Jim Bennett is hard at work on his “Daft Bass” project. Here’s the latest – an all-bass cover of the Daft Punk song, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, from the album Discovery. Jim said “Sorry for the jump cuts in the middle, I mixed two takes which I thought felt better.” We hardly noticed! (But we... »

  • Jim Bennett: “The Walking Dead” All-Bass Theme Song

    Jim Bennett: “The Walking Dead” All-Bass Theme Song

    Based on what I see on Facebook, I feel like I might be the only person who doesn’t watch “The Walking Dead”, or has even seen a single episode. But I’m sure fans of the show – and fans of the bass – will appreciate this arrangement and performance by Jim Bennett. For you adventurous... »

  • Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Voyager” Cover

    Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Voyager” Cover

    Back in July, we featured Jim Bennett’s incredible video of his all-bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” cover. Even more incredible was the story behind it. Jim has had a lot of success with that video and has decided to record a bass album featuring more Daft Punk covers, dubbed Daft Bass. Here’s Jim’s work-in-progress for... »

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

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

    Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels. First, the back story. Bassist Jim Bennett was taken to the hospital on January 1st, 2013, where he was diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis and given a 10% chance of surviving. Thankfully, he beat the odds. After he recovered, he realized how important music was... »

  • Jim Bennett: Acoustic Piccolo Bass Jam

    Jim Bennett: Acoustic Piccolo Bass Jam

    We’ve seen acoustic bass jams, and we’ve seen piccolo bass jams, but never the combination of the two. Here, bassist Jim Bennett shows off his acoustic Ibanez bass, tuned D A D G, with a hint of Jeff Schmidt and Michael Manring. Jim describes his technique: “It’s kinda like an open hammer pluck, but instead... »