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  • Marcus Miller: Fretless Bass Solo

    Marcus Miller: Fretless Bass Solo

    We think this has to be pretty rare: Marcus Miller on a fretless bass, from his Master of All Trades DVD. »

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  • Brecker Brothers: Some Skunk Funk

    Brecker Brothers: Some Skunk Funk

    Michael and Randy Brecker’s Some Skunk Funk is a rockin’ tune at their normal tempo. But check this out… In 1993, with the help of James Genus on bass, Mike Stern on guitar and Dennis Chambers on drums, they rip it. This is from the Brecker Brothers’ Bottom Line performance in Nagoya, Japan, on April... »

  • Ridin’ Thumb: King Curtis & The Kingpins

    Ridin’ Thumb: King Curtis & The Kingpins

    Here’s a performance featuring King Curtis on vocals with Jerry Jemmott laying it down. We think this is from a performance in 1971. Jerry Jemmott is the man. Holy smokes. »

  • Mann’s Fate: Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen

    Mann’s Fate: Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen

    Our good friend Will sent this one in (we’re going to have to start a new category called Willie’s Picks). This is Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady on bass and Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, playing “Mann’s Fate” on the PBS show “Folk Guitar” hosted by Laura Weber. Check out around the 3:10 mark when Casady takes... »

  • Crazy Bass: The Spaceman Dominator

    Crazy Bass: The Spaceman Dominator

    We’ve covered Spaceman and his unusual bass creations before. Here’s one from the archives: the Spaceman “Dominator” Aluminum 6-String Fretless Bass The Dominator is a full-length, 6-string aluminum bass guitar with an active EMG pickup, mounted above the strings. »

  • Victor Wooten Improvs “Yesterday”

    Victor Wooten Improvs “Yesterday”

    Bassist James Ross sends us this video of him hanging out with Victor Wooten doing some improv to The Beatles’ “Yesterday” during rehearsal at The Pageant in St. Louis. Nice. »

  • Rocco’s School of Funk

    Rocco’s School of Funk

    Time to learn some fingerstyle funk. Tower of Power’s bassist Rocco Prestia shows us the way. »

  • Nathan Hughes: Glove

    Nathan Hughes: Glove

    We thought Geddy Lee was the master at the whole playing-bass-while-singing thing. But that was before we stumbled upon this video of Nathan Hughes. Holy smokes. »

  • Marcus Miller: Teen Town

    Marcus Miller: Teen Town

    Today’s video features Marcus Miller playing Jaco Pastorius’ “Teen Town”. Enjoy: »

  • Beaver Creek Acoustic Bass Ukulele Video Review

    Beaver Creek Acoustic Bass Ukulele Video Review

    We never knew how dangerous those extra long bass necks and gigantic bass amps were until we checked out this review of the Beaver Creek bass ukulele (or is it a travel bass? we’re confused). No matter, this video review is hilarious: »