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  • Snarky Puppy: Thing of Gold

    Snarky Puppy: Thing of Gold

    Check out this Snarky Puppy video featuring the tune “Thing of Gold”, from their groundUP release. It takes a bit for the bass to kick in, but once it does, Michael League makes it groooooooove. »

  • Rob Smith: Solo Bass Arrangement of The Beatles’ “In My Life”

    Rob Smith: Solo Bass Arrangement of The Beatles’ “In My Life”

    “In My Life” is one of the most touching Beatles songs, and Rob Smith brings that passion and soul to his solo bass arrangement. Rob really nails the bridge with some awesome two-handed tapping. »

  • La Vague: Straight Contrariwise – Resophonic Bass & Vocals

    La Vague: Straight Contrariwise – Resophonic Bass & Vocals

    Here at No Treble HQ, we like things that are a little out of the ordinary. Check out this video of La Vague performing their song “Straight Contrariwise”. The duo is made up of Francesca Pirami on vocals and Alessandro Corsi on resophonic bass, stomp box guitar and back up vocals. Corsi’s unique style incorporates... »

  • Steve Metcalf: All-Bass cover of the Chili Peppers’ “Don’t Forget Me”

    Steve Metcalf: All-Bass cover of the Chili Peppers’ “Don’t Forget Me”

    Steve Metcalf has just shared the latest in his epic collection of all-bass covers. And this one came by request. “Someone suggested I cover ‘Don’t Forget Me’ in another RHCP video. Well, I did it,” he said. “The timelapse photography shots are vantage points from my room in downtown LA. I love this city.” This... »

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  • Rich Brown: Solo Bass Beauty

    Rich Brown: Solo Bass Beauty

    Facebook friend Michael J. Benham shared this solo bass video of bassist Rich Brown, saying “Just found this guy. Quite amazed that he has remained under the radar.” This solo piece is just beautiful, with amazing technique and a sound that makes you think Rich is using a delay (but isn’t). We haven’t featured Rich... »

  • Willy González Nuevo Trío: Zamba del pañuelo

    Willy González Nuevo Trío: Zamba del pañuelo

    I’ve been on a traditional folk music kick, so this video of 6-string bassist Willy González and his Nuevo Trio struck a chord with me. Here the group plays their version of Argentinian folk composer Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón’s “Zamba del pañuelo”. The interplay between the musicians is superb and is matched in elegance by a... »

  • Howie Waldman: “The Addams Family” Theme All-Bass Cover

    Howie Waldman: “The Addams Family” Theme All-Bass Cover

    Happy Halloween, bass style. Here’s bassist Howie Waldman performing the theme to The Addams Family the best way possible: with his bass. Love the hair. »

  • Bass Battle: “Breathe” Live Looping

    Bass Battle: “Breathe” Live Looping

    Iuliu-Bogdan Diaconeasa, aka Bass Battle, sent us the latest in his live looping adventures with this song called “Breathe”. Kick back, relax and enjoy! Bass Battle has also made the audio track available via Soundcloud: »

  • DunlopTV: The Marcus Miller Interview

    DunlopTV: The Marcus Miller Interview

    Here’s a cool interview that DunlopTV did with Marcus Miller backstage at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. After speaking on his career a bit, Miller talks about getting his sound. The chat offers some nice insight into the bassist’s newfound use of effects and his approach to using them. »

  • Mashup: Louis Johnson / Drumline Jam

    Mashup: Louis Johnson / Drumline Jam

    Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton has a cool project called Sound of Two, where he takes two completely separate musical events and puts them together for a unique jam. Our favorite is a clip of slap master Louis Johnson, from his instructional DVD, mashed up with a clip of the Grambling State Drumline at the 2008 Bayou... »