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  • Maurice Ellis: Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis: Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” All Bass Cover

    Anthony Crawford sent me this video, and when he’s spreading the love, you know it’s going to be good. Here’s bassist Maurice Ellis playing an all bass arrangement of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” Ellis creates a thick groove and plays the song’s bass line, chords and melody all on bass. After sticking to the radio edit... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Intro

    Adam Ben Ezra: Intro

    Adam Ben Ezra – one of our favorite bassists here at No Treble HQ – sent us his latest video. Once again, he blew us away with his music, bass skills… and cinematography. For this video, Adam is playing his new Nick Lloyd 5-string double bass. The tune is named “Intro” is an original composition... »

  • YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

    YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

    Bassist Karel Honasan sent us this video of his band YOSHA performing their original tune, “Fire Rhythm”. The video comes from a web show named “Tower Sessions”, after the band was invited to do a few live performances by Tower of Doom. This is one tight band, and Karel is a huge part of that.... »

  • Vulfpeck: My First Car

    Vulfpeck: My First Car

    Jack Stratton sent this new video featuring Vulfpeck performing the title track from My First Car. Bassist Joe Dart really lays it down on this one – as he does on pretty much every tune I’ve heard. Dart is playing a P-Bass Jr. with medium LaBella strings. Jack said they “slammed [the bass] through a... »

  • James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass on “Ain’t That Peculiar” (with Drums)

    James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass on “Ain’t That Peculiar” (with Drums)

    We’re closing out Isolated Bass Week III with the master, James Jamerson. This is the audio track for Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar”, with the bass and drums isolated from the original Motown master tape. (And some other instruments leaking through). I believe Uriel Jones is the drummer on the track. But this is mostly... »

  • The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

    The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

    Today we get a good listen to the bass line on the Beatles’ song, “Dear Prudence” from the 1968 album known as The White Album. Paul McCartney covered a lot more than just the bass on this one – including drums, piano, flügelhorn, tambourine, cowbell, handclaps and backing vocals – according to the Wikipedia article... »

  • Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”: Bill Wyman’s Isolated Bass

    Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”: Bill Wyman’s Isolated Bass

    Today’s isolated bass track features Bill Wyman’s bass line on the Rolling Stones tune “Gimme Shelter” – the opening track on the Stones’ 1969 release, Let It Bleed. As with many of these isolated tracks, the bass line becomes even more remarkable – don’t you think? »

  • “All Along the Watchtower” Live: Bill Cox’s Isolated Bass (1970)

    “All Along the Watchtower” Live: Bill Cox’s Isolated Bass (1970)

    On July 4th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix performed at the Atlanta Pop Festival – just two months before the guitarist’s death. By this point, Hendrix had assembled his Band of Gypsys, recruiting his Army buddy, bassist Billy Cox. For a long time, fans traded this concert recording as a bootleg. In 1991, Warner Bros. released a... »

  • Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

    Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

    During the ’80s, my music snobbery was going full tilt. As a result, I overlooked just about everything Duran Duran recorded. So I never really knew much about bassist John Taylor. When we shared the isolated bass line for Duran Duran’s “Rio” last year, plenty of people shared similar stories – and were surprised by... »

  • “Digital Man”: Geddy Lee & Neil Peart (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    “Digital Man”: Geddy Lee & Neil Peart (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    In today’s isolated track, we find two-thirds of Rush laying it down on “Digital Man”, from Signals. No guitar, no synths, a little bit of vocals leaking through… just plain awesome. »