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  • Alun Vaughan: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Alun Vaughan: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Solo Bass Arrangement

    About three years ago, bassist Alun Vaughan shared a video of Simon Fitzpatrick performing an all-bass arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Alun just shared with us his own take on the tune, also arranged for solo bass. “A quick demo of my solo arrangement of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. (Apologies for a couple of synching issues... »

  • Dominique Muzeau: “A Day in the Life” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Dominique Muzeau: “A Day in the Life” Solo Bass Arrangement

    French bassist and No Treble reader Dominique Muzeau sent in this serene solo bass version of the classic McCartney/Lennon song “A Day in the Life,” and I’m glad he did. “I play a Takamine B10 bass and a while ago I was looking for some other players of this instrument on the web,” he wrote.... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

    Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

    Bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another superb Michael Manring cover. This time he takes on “The Enormous Room”, which appeared on Manring’s Thonk. The last time we featured one of Jesús’ Manring covers, we reached out to Michael to get his take. He was impressed. I bet he would be with this one... »

  • Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

    Last month, Zander Zon sent me a note with some bad news. The talented bassist injured his left hand and could barely move his thumb. At first, he tried to play through it, but decided to stop and take care. He can’t pick up anything with his left hand now, making playing bass impossible. As... »

  • Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

    Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

    As many of you know, we’re big fans of bassist Aaron Gibson. I know many of you are as well. For his latest project, Aaron decided that since he was already doing cover tunes, he should honor some of the heroes who have made the bass what it is today. Geddy Lee fits that bill... »

  • Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson brought his solo bass talents to this fantastic rendition of REM’s “Orange Crush,” which features the bassist navigating the tune with a host of loops and fantastic effects. The result is six minutes of soaring ear candy that takes you for a ride. »

  • Scott Varney: Slow Down

    Scott Varney: Slow Down

    Here’s an example of a singer/songwriter doing it right. The very talented Scott Varney builds his song “Slow Down” all by himself with a bass, a djembe, his voice and a looper. After getting a serious groove and sweet backup vocals going, Varney adds his lyrics overtop while comping chords on his bass. Make sure... »

  • Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    We’re celebrating Independence Day the No Treble way today. And there’s nothing better than this solo bass performance by Stu Hamm. Have a safe and happy Fourth everyone! »

  • Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson is back with another single in his “Demos” series, “See The World.” Aaron said his “Demos” series “are solo bass renditions of songs in preparation for my next produced album.” The video work is terrific as usual, and Aaron shared a note about that too: “I wanted to do more with this video... »

  • Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Here’s a bassist who never fails to impress me. Federico Malaman sent in this video of his solo bass version of Sting’s “Seven Days.” After playing a tasty arrangement of the melody, Malaman sets up a loop and lets loose with some soulful soloing. »