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  • Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)

    Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)

    Evan Marien just sent his latest video, and while it is without one of our favorite drummers (Dana Hawkins) it is still plenty cool. The tune is “Aeon”, written by Evan, who utilizes a few pedals and Markbass’ new Bass Multiamp. This one grooves. We wish it was longer, but Evan says, “just replay it”. »

  • Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller

    Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller

    Bassist Jan Urbanec shared this cool jam video he did with percussionist Adam Koller. Love how these guys lock it in. »

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  • Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

    Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

    Last year, we featured an incredible all-bass cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” by Victor Wooten. No Treble reader Chad Villar recently shared his own solo bass performance of the tune. Here’s Chad’s note: Here’s my humble rendition of a classic tune by Stevie Wonder. I was inspired after seeing Victor Wooten play his... »

  • Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird

    Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird

    We’ve missed featuring Steve Metcalf and his incredible arrangements of popular tunes. Here he his performing his take on the Semisonic tune, “Closing Time”. Steve covers the upright bass, electric bass, guitar and percussion effects, while Sophie Bird is on violin. It all adds up to a nicely layered track and arrangement. As with most... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: All Bass Cover of Bastille’s “Pompeii”

    Simon Fitzpatrick: All Bass Cover of Bastille’s “Pompeii”

    It is always great to share a new video by bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. This time around, Simon performs his solo bass arrangement of the Bastille tune “Pompeii”. I wasn’t familiar with that tune, so I checked out the original. And then I was even more impressed with Simon’s performance. If you’re interested, here’s the original: »

  • Sitruss: “I Left America” Solo Bass Cover

    Sitruss: “I Left America” Solo Bass Cover

    A bassist who goes by the screen name Sitruss has turned in one impressive cover of Michael Manring’s “I Left America”. “This one has been in the works for a while,” the bassist said. “Playing solo gives you a lot less leeway for mistakes… it came out pretty good though considering it was the first... »

  • Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

    Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

    Nathan Navarro is a total beast of a bassist who really knows how to make effects sound good. Here’s a demo he made to show some of what he can do. Things start out pretty ambient and serene up until the 1:30 mark when all hell breaks loose. Check out those sweeps at 2:00! For... »

  • Dumpstaphunk: “Gasman Chronicles” Live (2013)

    Dumpstaphunk: “Gasman Chronicles” Live (2013)

    Thanks to the new iTunes Radio, I got on a Dumpstaphunk kick, which extended to videos of the band. This is one funky band, started by Ivan Neville (son of Aaron Neville) and including two bassists (Nick Daniels and Tony Hall), and one incredible drummer (Nikki Glaspie). Here they are in their return home to... »

  • Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

    Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

    Alun Vaughan shared this video with us featuring bassist Jose Castillo performing his take on the Bela Fleck & The Flecktones tune “The Sinister Minister”. Jose is covering more than just the bass, as you’ll soon see. Wow! »

  • Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

    Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

    Last month we featured a burning track by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra entitled “TNFJ“. The song really caught readers’ attention with sick drumming, other-worldly steel drums, and of course, the extra funky bass line by Cody Wright. Wright, who uses a pick to play, also wowed us with a driving and percussive solo. Here is... »