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2014 Reader Favorites – #7: Zander Zon

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Zander Zon

I’m pretty sure this is the first time Zander Zon has made the year-end top 10 list. That surprises me too.

We’ve featured Zander and his incredible videos for years now, and they’re consistently among the most popular we share. He’s been blowing us away since the beginning, and somehow, I think he just keeps getting better and better, which is remarkable.

Check out the top videos by Zander in 2014, and you’ll see why he’s among the top 10 reader favorites.

Zander Zon: “Lord of the Rings” Medley for Solo Bass

“Lord of the Rings” Medley for Solo Bass

I’m not quite sure how Zander Zon produces such incredible arrangements and performances as often as he does. In this piece he performs music from the Lord of the Rings. He even shared some terrific quotes from people who have watched so far: “One instrument to rule them all!” “Lord of the strings!” So true…

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

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…

Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

“Single-Handed” Solo Bass

Zander Zon shared some bad news with us back in July… he suffered an injury to his left hand. He decided he missed playing too much though, so he wrote this tune, “Single-Handed”, which he plays with his right hand…

Zander Zon: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

Good news! Zander Zon looks to be well recovered from his recent injury and back to playing his incredible bass arrangements. This time around, Zander is performing an all-bass cover of “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” by the dubstep group, Skrillex…

Zander Zon: Braveheart Theme for Solo Bass

Braveheart Theme for Solo Bass

For Zander Zon’s 50th solo bass video, he went back to one of his favorite movies for inspiration. Zander found the soundtrack for Braveheart to be “amazingly beautiful music”, and arranged the main theme for solo bass…

Zander Zon: Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

Zander Zon’s appreciation for composer John Williams is on full display with his latest video. Zander took several of the Williams-penned soundtracks on Steven Spielberg films and arranged them for solo bass…

Zander Zon: Kinetic


Zander Zon impresses as always with a performance of his tune, “Kinetic”, from his album, Saturn Return. As Zander explained in our Track by Track feature on the album, “The ideas behind this piece were energy, motion and dynamics, hence the title. I’m using [a] thumb percussive technique … as well as tapping and fingerstyle”…

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