Bart Soeters: Bass Sounds

There’s so much to like about this video, it’s hard to figure out where to begin.

Bart Soeters made this video to showcase the diverse sounds of the bass. Accompanied by Joris Holtackers on drums and keys, Soeters uses 19 (!) basses throughout the jam to show the wide variety of tones and feels that each bass achieves. If you add the “Coda” video in, the bass count goes up to 22.

The result is not only a tasty jam, but a lesson in how different basses sound.

Here are the basses used in the video:

  • Fender Precision (1966)
  • Hofner Deluxe Violin Bass
  • Gibson SG Bass
  • Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bassguitar
  • Rob Allen Deep 5
  • Fender Jazz Bass (1971)
  • Musicman Stingray
  • F-Bass BN-5
  • Fodera Emperor II
  • Adamovic FBC Bart Soeters signature
  • Rickenbacker 4003
  • Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe
  • NS Design Basscello
  • Rick Turner Renaissance Bass
  • Gretsch G5123B Electromatic
  • Stoll Acoustic Bass
  • Esteve PS-CB Contrabajo
  • Yamaha BB300 / Ellio Martina Bassmute
  • Ibanez BTB 705 OL

As if that wasn’t enough, Soeters made a “Coda” video using the Bass Collection SCG Nanyo, the Takamine B-10, and a Rivertone Violin Bass.

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  1. Wow! Possible the best video ever posted to No Treble. Of course it helps that Bart is a killer player but every one of the basses sounded amazing. Great way to get a sense for the differences and similarities.

  2. finally a way to explain to my wife why I have so many basses.

  3. This was a Great attempt to answer a lot of my questions… but his choice of music didn’t allow all of the basses to really showcase their stuff. Some basses were drowned out by the keyboard. But nice try.

  4. Fantastic! Various basses, various voices, each unique… Bass Sounds. Thanks Bart.

  5. This was impressive for a number of reasons. First of all, Congratulations on your collection, sir. MOST impressive. Scond, your playing is very impressive. I was especially impressed by your fretless work… I TRULY admire fretless players. Third was how effortlessly/seamlessly you managed to bridge all the parts using that incredible arsenal and still have it seem like a single piece of music. Many compliments to you. And thank you, NoTreble for posting it :)

  6. A masterful musician, but the mix is really bad. The keys totally drown him out when he goes down to the lower register,…

  7. Man I love the 66 P bass.

  8. I think the best sounding basses in this video are the classics – the Fenders, MusicMan and Rickenbacker.

  9. Since I have an Ibanez, I just wish he gaved mors space to the BTB

  10. Very nice and skillful bassist..

  11. This video just cost my wife $62,400.

  12. bvdon


  13. For me, the best sound you can get is from Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass.