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  • Ian Pettersson: On Raglan Road

    Ian Pettersson: On Raglan Road

    Yes, St. Paddy’s Day was yesterday, but we’re going to celebrate a little more today with some bass goodness from Ian Pettersson. Ian sent us this video of him performing his own solo bass arrangement of the classic Irish song, “On Raglan Road”. Ian said the song is based on a “poem by Patrick Kavanagh... »

  • Zander Zon: Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” for Solo Bass

    Time for another incredible solo bass performance by Zander Zon. This time, he tackles the Nine Inch Nails tune, “Hurt”. The arrangement came by popular demand… Zander asked fans on his Facebook page which song he should cover next, and this one received the most votes by far. In case you’re wondering, his bass is... »

  • JJ Grey & Mofro: “Tame A Wild One” Live with Todd Smallie

    JJ Grey & Mofro: “Tame A Wild One” Live with Todd Smallie

    I’ve been really getting into JJ Grey & Mofro on vinyl lately, and bassist Todd Smallie is a big part of that. Smallie was the first bassist in the Derek Trucks Band, which formed in 1994, and he always seems to pick all the right notes while maintaining such a great feel. Here’s a nice... »

  • Jill Scott, Featuring Adam Blackstone: “A Long Walk” and “Golden”, Live

    Jill Scott, Featuring Adam Blackstone: “A Long Walk” and “Golden”, Live

    Adam Blackstone is not only a monster bassist, he’s an amazing musical director. Currently working with pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Rihanna, here’s a great video of Jill Scott from VH1’s SoulStage with Blackstone laying down some serious groove. The song arrangements are absolutely killer, too. »

  • King Crimson: “Starless”, Live 1974

    King Crimson: “Starless”, Live 1974

    King Crimson is notorious for all of its lineup changes, but no one can deny that John Wetton was a major force in the group during their 1972-1974 run. His bass and vocals shaped the band’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black and Red albums. Here he is with the band on French... »

  • Tobia Ciaglia: Live Bass Session

    Tobia Ciaglia: Live Bass Session

    This one is sure to get your head bobbing. Italian bassist Tobia Ciaglia gets an awesome groove going with just his bass, a slide, and a wooden box. »

  • Maurice Ellis: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis has a way with all bass covers. His first one of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” hit the nail on the head, and he’s done it again with the song “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” “Originally by Bonnie Raitt, this song has be redone by numerous artists,” he writes. “I figured it would be... »

  • Revocation: Spastic

    Revocation: Spastic

    When we were interviewing Alex Webster for our recent Profiles in Tone column, one of the bands he said we had to check out was Revocation. And he was right. Bassist Brett Bamberger gets a gnarly pick tone on the track “Spastic” from the band’s self-titled album. Here’s his play-through of the song, followed by... »

  • Grant Stinnett: Primal

    Grant Stinnett: Primal

    Our friend Grant Stinnett sent us his latest video showcasing what he typically does in a live show setting for solo bass. Armed with his bass, a BOSS GT-10 and some stunning technique, here’s Grant’s performance of “Primal”. »

  • MonoNeon: KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga” Medley

    MonoNeon: KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga” Medley

    KNOWER makes fresh remixes of pop songs. Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas takes songs and adds his own inventive style on top. When the two come together, it’s killer. Here’s MonoNeon doing his thing on KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga.” “On this video I am playing an arrangement/medley by KNOWER (Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi),consisting of 11 Lady Gaga... »