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  • Darren Frate: And Dream of Sheep for Solo Bass

    Darren Frate: And Dream of Sheep for Solo Bass

    Here’s a nice Sunday afternoon video, with bassist Darren Frate performing his arrangement of the Kate Bush tune, “And Dream of Sheep”. »

  • Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass

    Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass

    Time for some new awesomeness by bassist Stuart Clayton. This is Stuart’s arrangement of Sting’s tune “Shape of My Heart”, for solo bass. The arrangement comes from Stuart’s book, Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass. »

  • King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

    King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

    This song opens up just right: with some awesome percussive slap bass by Tony Levin. And he doesn’t stop there. The tune, “Sleepless” is from King Crimson’s 1984 release, , with Levin on bass and Stick, Adrian Belew on vocals/guitar, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin’s bass is painted to resemble... »

  • Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Can’t Stop” Upright Bass Cover

    Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Can’t Stop” Upright Bass Cover

    Mind blown. Bassist Steve Metcalf, an undergraduate performance major studying at Indiana University recorded this (almost) all-bass version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tune “Can’t Stop”. Steve says he creates these videos “to escape from the world of orchestral excerpts”. Keep ’em coming, Steve. Steve posted the MP3 version of the tune, available as... »

  • Dream Theater: YTSE Jam, Live in 2004

    Dream Theater: YTSE Jam, Live in 2004

    Dream Theater celebrated the 15th anniversary of their debut record, When Dream and Day Unite, in 2004 by performing the album in it’s entirety. The instrumental “YTSE Jam” has some fancy fretwork by bassist John Myung, as he plays the melody with guitarist John Petrucci. Unfortunately, the camera guys don’t focus on Myung during the... »

  • Dirty Loops: Circus

    Dirty Loops: Circus

    Back in June, we featured Dirty Loops’ cover of Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance“, thanks to a tip from our friend Helge Rudolph. This time around, Steven Iarusci sends us the band’s cover of Britney Spears’ “Circus”. Here are two names we never, ever thought we’d type in a No Treble article: Lady GaGa and Britney... »

  • Signal Snowboards’ Duff McKagan Fender Snowboard Bass

    Signal Snowboards’ Duff McKagan Fender Snowboard Bass

    Some people play bass, and some people ride it. Signal Snowboards is a company that makes handmade boards, and on every third Thursday they get a little adventurous. In their latest edition, they hook up with bassist Duff McKagan and build a snowboard out of his signature Fender bass. The kicker? It’s still playable. »

  • Jonas Hellborg: Live Solo Bass

    Jonas Hellborg: Live Solo Bass

    Here’s bassist Jonas Hellborg showing off his signature Warwick bass in a live performance… and his crazy skills. »

  • Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion (Tom Hamilton Bass Solo)

    Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion (Tom Hamilton Bass Solo)

    Aerosmith has been together for 40 years. That takes some serious hustle. In this clip, Tom Hamilton plays a simple groove-based solo in this clip before kicking into one of the most recognizable bass riffs in rock history. »

  • Living Colour: Cult of Personality, Live with Muzz Skillings (1988)

    Living Colour: Cult of Personality, Live with Muzz Skillings (1988)

    Here’s an awesome clip of Living Colour from the 1988 MTV New Music Assault Tour. Shot at Auburn University, the performance shows the band in top shape with original bassist Muzz Skillings laying it down and ripping it up, especially under Vernon Reid’s burning solo. Skillings left the band four years later due to musical... »