Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

We’re big fans of Frank Zappa here at No Treble HQ.

So when Craig Butterfield sent in his all bass version of “Peaches En Regalia,” we were stoked.

As is par for his videos, Butterfield nails all the parts with unbelievable accuracy. All of the percussion, bass lines, melodies and solos are perfectly in place, and in a fashion that would make Zappa proud, the bassist gets some unique effects by tapping the strings with a pencil.

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  1. A genius composition, masterfully performed and re-conceived.

  2. bravo! bravo! well done!

  3. Great! Makes me waht to play upright.

  4. Great bass quartet arrangement of one of the seminal compositions by the great Composer, Frank Zappa!

  5. This would make Frank and Dwez proud.

  6. Brilliant! Love it!

  7. That was bad ass beyond words!

  8. Is this a Cello, an Upright Bass or a Double Bass? I get them confused. Whatever it is, he did a very fine job. Enjoyed it!

    • Hi Terrance, It’s a bass, which can go by many names: upright bass, double bass, contrabass, doghouse… the list goes on!

  9. complimenti vivissimi! ottimo arrangiamento e ottima performance!

  10. sheik yerbouty

    reine fleißarbeit


    I am big fan of Frank Zappa here in Split,Croatia. Well done guys
    So clean, precise . One word excellent !!

  12. Extremely well done. I want more…