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NT10: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks
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NT10: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

Over the years, our Isolated Bass clips have been listened to 1.5 million times. We’ve published over 50 of them, and we’re so glad we don’t have to rank them ourselves. Thankfully, we leave that to you. Here are the top 10 reader favorite isolated bass clips over our history.

Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals
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Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals

YYNOT’s Tim Starace shared this isolated track on our Facebook Group recently. We waited to share it today, which is Geddy Lee’s birthday. “Pure Geddy goodness from my vault. I present to you the isolated bass (for the most part) from ‘Cygnus X-1, The Voyage’,” Tim shared. Happy birthday, Geddy!

Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf (Geezer Butler’s Isolated Bass)
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Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf (Geezer Butler’s Isolated Bass)

Today is bass legend Geezer Butler’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a killer isolated bass track from one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs: “Sweet Leaf.” It’s the opening track from 1971 album, Master of Reality, and besides being a heavy song, it’s a great example of Butler’s style. He lays down the riffs with a huge, sludgy tone, accenting...

YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Tim Starace’s Isolated Bass)
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YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Tim Starace’s Isolated Bass)

YYNOT’s Tim Starace is often asked how he gets his tone on the tracks he records with the band. In this isolated bass clip, Tim’s decided to showcase his monster tone – and provide the details on how he gets it. This is from YYNOT’s original, “Kingdom Come.” As for his set up, here’s what Tim shared: CIJ Geddy Jazz...

The Other Brothers: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass on “Boogie On Reggae Woman”
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The Other Brothers: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass on “Boogie On Reggae Woman”

The Other Brothers guitarist John Morrison shared this clip with us after having Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart sit in with them on a performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” They recorded the performance and isolated Dart’s bass from the rest of the band. And if that’s not enough, they set it to a Mario Bros. video.

10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks
10,000 Post Celebration

10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

Since we first posted our first isolated bass track over 6 years ago, this has been one of the most popular features on No Treble. And here are the top 10 most listened to isolated bass tracks in our history. Enjoy! 1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent me another one of...

The Four Tops: Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass)
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The Four Tops: Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass)

As with past Isolated Bass Weeks here, we’re closing this one out with the legendary James Jamerson. Here’s his isolated bass track on The Four Tops’ “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)”, from the original Motown master tapes. Enjoy.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird (Ed King’s Isolated Bass)
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird (Ed King’s Isolated Bass)

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album featured what has been called “the most-requested song in the history of rock music,” by reviewer Lorry Fleming. That song of course is “Free Bird”, which was originally released in 1973. The recording on that debut featured Ed King on bass. And here is his line in all its glory (starting at the 21 second mark)....

The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)
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The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

No isolated bass week would be complete without including John Entwistle. Here’s The Ox’s isolated bass track on “Pinball Wizard”… The creator of this track says it was taken from a live version of the track, and not the studio recording. That would explain why the bass starts at the 36 second mark, and not a few seconds earlier.

Iron Maiden: Run To The Hills (Steve Harris’s Isolated Bass)
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Iron Maiden: Run To The Hills (Steve Harris’s Isolated Bass)

We’re continuing Isolated Bass Week 5 at No Treble with one of the greatest metal bassists of all time: Steve Harris. The British four-stringer’s distinctive style and punchy tone shine on this isolated bass version of Iron Maiden’s iconic “Run to the Hills.” Harris is credited with writing the song, which should help explain why his bass line is about...