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  • Boisse: Flor

    Boisse: Flor

    Bass and voice duets can be so powerful. Here’s a gorgeous song by the Mexican duo Boisse, comprised of bassist Hector Baños and vocalist Majo Saenz performing “Flor.” »

  • Or Lubianiker and Steroid Puppets: Muddy Bright

    Or Lubianiker and Steroid Puppets: Muddy Bright

    Or Lubianiker shared this video of his group Steroid Puppets’ new video for the song “Muddy Bright.” “[It’s a] very bass heavy tune of course, like all tunes should be,” he explained. And we agree. Starting out with some ambience, the song develops into a huge groove before morphing through various styles. The pocket is... »

  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: The Both Tiny Desk Concert

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: The Both Tiny Desk Concert

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk concert series in February, performing four tunes. NPR’s Bob Boilen said the members of duo “are often at opposite ends of the volume knob. But what started as separate sets during a mutual tour, then a few walk-ons during Leo’s solo set, is... »

  • Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford sent us this video of a rehearsal with drummer Virgil Donati for their upcoming European tour. This is his bass solo from Donati’s tune, “Eleven.” Good luck keeping up with it! »

  • Dapp Theory: Only Clave

    Dapp Theory: Only Clave

    Bassist Steve Jenkins shared this video of Dapp Theory with a priceless quote: “Whenever people say to me: ‘I just heard a killer band and they melted my face off.’ I pause and think of this clip and politely say ‘Right on.’” Here’s Dapp Theory, anchored by bassist Rich Brown, performing the mind-bending “Only Clave.” »

  • 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. »

  • Jason Everett: Indian Vocal Melody on 7-String Fretless Bass

    Jason Everett: Indian Vocal Melody on 7-String Fretless Bass

    Inspiration can come from anywhere, and combining your inspiration with your passion creates something special. Jason Everett sent in this video of himself playing along with the song “Jog” on his 7-string fretless bass. “I have loved Indian music for nearly 30 years and this vocal solo by Ujwal Nagar is a great example of... »

  • Tower of Power: “Knock Yourself Out”, Live

    Tower of Power: “Knock Yourself Out”, Live

    We’ve been thinking about Rocco Prestia a lot lately, as he’s been struggling with health issues. This man has been showing us how to do it for a long time. Here’s just another reminder: Tower of Power’s live performance of “Knock Yourself Out” in 2005. This is the funk. If you’d like to join us... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: Holdin’ On

    Alissia Benveniste: Holdin’ On

    Alissia Benveniste floored everyone at No Treble with her first music video, “Let It Out“. Readers agreed – it was the most watched video for the whole month of February. Alissia is back with an equally funky original song called “Holdin’ On,” complete with a big horn section and even bigger groove. »

  • Bruno Tauzin: Fender Jazz Bass Solo and Precision Groove

    Bruno Tauzin: Fender Jazz Bass Solo and Precision Groove

    The Fender Jazz and Precision basses are iconic in their tonal qualities. Bruno Tauzin created a couple videos to showcase each with a groove on his Precision and a tasty solo on his Jazz. Which one do you prefer? Tell us in the comments. Fender Jazz Bass Solo Fender Precision Bass Groove »