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Charles Berthoud: Live Rock Bass Solo
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Charles Berthoud: Live Rock Bass Solo

Charles Berthoud is going on tour with Bernth and Ola Englund. To give us a preview, he shared a live video he dubbed “Charles Berthoud STUNS Jazz Fans With ROCK Bass Solo.”

Zander Zon and Charles Berthoud: Insane Bass Battle
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Zander Zon and Charles Berthoud: Insane Bass Battle

Zander Zon posted another “Bass Battle” video with Charles Berthoud, and this is a short, but wild ride. The video includes a “tapping round,” a “fingerstyle round,” and a “pick round.”

Charles Berthoud: “Under The Bridge” On Fretless Bass
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Charles Berthoud: “Under The Bridge” On Fretless Bass

I love when Charles Berthoud reimagines songs on the fretless bass. In this new video, he takes on the Red Hot Chili Peppers tune, “Under The Bridge.”

Charles Berthoud: Take On Me (“But it Absolutely SLAPS”)
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Charles Berthoud: Take On Me (“But it Absolutely SLAPS”)

Charles Berthoud decided to cover a song I heard countless times back in the 80’s, but he did it the way I dig it: all with basses. Here he is performing a-ha’s monster hit, “Take On Me.”

Charles Berthoud: If Sinatra Played Bass (“My Way”)
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Charles Berthoud: If Sinatra Played Bass (“My Way”)

Charles Berthoud never ceases to amaze. In this video he titled “If Sinatra Played BASS,” Charles plays a masterful solo bass arrangement of “My Way.”

Charles Berthoud: “Elevated” Live at Musicians Institute
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Charles Berthoud: “Elevated” Live at Musicians Institute

Charles Berthoud recently held a bass clinic at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. As his intro, he performed his song “Elevated” for the attendees.

Charles Berthoud: When System of a Down Gives You Two Minutes to Audition
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Charles Berthoud: When System of a Down Gives You Two Minutes to Audition

Charles Berthoud is turning things up with this video, where he takes System of a Down’s “BYOB” and makes it his own. Bernth joined Charles in this adventure, which is broken down in 10 sections.

Charles Berthoud: Fade To Black (Fretless Bass Arrangement)
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Charles Berthoud: Fade To Black (Fretless Bass Arrangement)

I love when Charles Berthoud breaks out the fretless, and he did just that on this all-bass cover of Metallica’s “Fade To Black.”

Charles Berthoud: Victor Wooten’s Hardest Solo (Made Even Harder)
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Charles Berthoud: Victor Wooten’s Hardest Solo (Made Even Harder)

Charles Berthoud took Victor Wooten’s “Classical Thump” and added some twists of his own. Or as he said, taking Vic’s hardest solo, and making it harder.

2023 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Charles Berthoud
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2023 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Charles Berthoud

Watching Charles Berthoud play is a jaw-dropping experience. So, seeing him on the top 10 list for 2023 is no surprise. He lands at #2 on the 2023 reader favorite bassist list.

Charles Berthoud: Christmas Eve
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Charles Berthoud: Christmas Eve

Charles Berthoud is helping kick off the holiday season with his take on Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve.”

Charles Berthoud: Crash
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Charles Berthoud: Crash

Yesterday, we shared the news of Charles Berthoud’s new Schecter signature bass. Here’s another video of Charles showcasing it, with an excellent performance of “Crash.”