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Bass Play-Along Week: Troy Hughes’ “YYZ” Bass Play-Along

Editor’s note: Bass play-along week continues! If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to

Ah, YYZ. Geddy Lee’s bass line on this iconic tune has to be one of the most popular challenges and play-along’s out there.

No Treble reader Troy Hughes sends us this video of him pulling off the feat, with this note:

“I’ve been a huge Rush fan for just about as long as I’ve been playing bass. Gene Simmons got me started playing bass but Geddy Lee kept me playing… I’m submitting this , not because I think it’s my best work or because it’s my favorite song but because it has the most views of all my videos so far. I’m self-taught and learned to play by ear, playing along with my favorite records. I’m playing a Geddy Lee model Jazz bass through a little Fender SP-10 guitar practice amp.”

Nice work, Troy. Love the bass, love the tone and love the background behind you!