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Aaron Gibson: “I Will Take You Home” (All-Bass Grateful Dead Cover)
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Aaron Gibson: “I Will Take You Home” (All-Bass Grateful Dead Cover)

Aaron Gibson shared this touching video of his solo bass arrangement of the Grateful Dead’s “I Will Take You Home.” Aaron said, “For Daughters and Dads and in memory of Brent Mydland”. Mydland, of course, was the Dead’s keyboardist until his death in 1990. He cowrote this song with John Perry Barlow as a lullaby for his two daughters. Gibson...

Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley
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Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley

Jimi Hendrix’s virtuosic playing inspired millions of musicians, not just guitarists. Evan Brewer sent us this great medley of Hendrix tunes arranged for solo bass with his own twist. Evan starts with a filter-laden “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” before kicking into a riff from “Hey Joe”, then into a nice tapping version of “Little Wing” and wrapping up with “Fire”.

Doug Alexis: The Chicken
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Doug Alexis: The Chicken

Facebook friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken”. The tune, written by Pee Wee Ellis, was made popular of course by Jaco Pastorius. This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet.

Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover
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Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover

Viaceslav Svedov typically offers super high energy takes on a variety of all-bass cover tunes. Here, he shows a more laid back style with one terrific cover of Bob Marley’s beautiful “No Woman, No Cry”. Is there anything Viaceslav can’t do? Editor’s note: We loved this so much, we decided to transcribe it. Check it out.

Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”
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Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”

Here’s a cool video of Ed Friedland, aka the Bass Whisperer, building up a full on version of Steely Dan’s classic “Do It Again” during a 2010 clinic at the Bass Emporium in Austin, Texas. After “giving the drummer some,” Friedland fills out the tune’s bass line, chords and melody before ripping into a tasty solo.

Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”
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Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”

Zander Zon has just shared his latest all-bass performance, this time covering Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” in his signature style. Zander using piccolo strings (gauge 020-052) and special tunings on his Zon for his performances. For this video, he incorporates reverb, distortion and some echo. Amazing, as usual.

George Lacson: Solo Bass Performance of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable”
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George Lacson: Solo Bass Performance of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable”

George Lacson turns in this nice solo bass arrangement and performance of “Unthinkable”, written by Drake and originally produced and performed by Alicia Keys. George’s Warwick Streamer Stage 5-string is tuned B-D-G-D-G for this tune.

Nick Mason: “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” Solo Bass Performance
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Nick Mason: “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” Solo Bass Performance

Bassist Nick Mason put together a great all-bass arrangement of the Randy Newman song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, made popular by the original Toy Story. Nick said he was inspired to arrange this piece after seeing Toy Story 3. If you’re interested in working on this one yourself, you’re in luck. Nick has posted a chart for download...

Viaceslav Svedov: “Tom Sawyer” All-Bass Cover
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Viaceslav Svedov: “Tom Sawyer” All-Bass Cover

Viaceslav Svedov slows things down a bit (for him) with this awesome all-bass cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”, in his latest video. This guy can do it all.

Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”
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Bass Cover Week: A Solo Bass Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

For our last bass cover of the week, we’re featuring Youtuber Fokfokbraj and his own bass arrangement of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. While the audio isn’t stellar, the arrangement and performance are top notch. And, this seemed perfect for chilling on a Sunday morning.

Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”
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Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”

Youtuber Gregorstube shows off some amazing musicianship and bass playing with his interpretation of the Pat Metheny tune, “James”. Solo bass at its finest.

Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”
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Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. Bassist Pete O’Neill sent in links to his many bass cover tune performances. We enjoyed...