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Zander Zon: Kinetic
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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.” While we love the composition...

Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance
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Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance

In this recent video, Zander Zon takes a pop tune and makes it better, with a solo bass arrangement. Enjoy Zander’s own arrangement of Adele’s “Someone Like You”.

Sitruss: “I Left America” Solo Bass Cover
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Sitruss: “I Left America” Solo Bass Cover

A bassist who goes by the screen name Sitruss has turned in one impressive cover of Michael Manring’s “I Left America”. “This one has been in the works for a while,” the bassist said. “Playing solo gives you a lot less leeway for mistakes… it came out pretty good though considering it was the first try of the day! (Out...

Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance
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Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance

I don’t know how Zander Zon does it, but he just keeps bringing his incredible bass arrangement videos. In this new one, Zander tackles The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” with a killer piccolo bass arrangement and performance on his Zon VB4.

Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reconciliación (Reproches Part II)” for Solo Bass
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Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reconciliación (Reproches Part II)” for Solo Bass

Last month we featured an incredibly well done Michael Manring cover by Jesús Rico Pérez. Michael himself even shared his thoughts with us on the performance. Here’s another stunning video by Jesús, this time performing one of his own tunes. Using picollo strings and alternate tunings on his 5-string, here’s “Reconciliación (Reproches Part II)”.

Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reproches” for Solo Bass
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Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reproches” for Solo Bass

Bassist Jesús Rico Pérez shared this solo bass performance of this tune, “Reproches”. He asked us: “what do you think, is it good?” We thought it was fantastic, and we’re happy to share it with you. Jesús performs it on his 5-string bass with piccolo strings and alternate tuning (from low to high: G, Bb, F, Bb, F.). He said...

Zander Zon: Heartbeat Lyrics
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Zander Zon: Heartbeat Lyrics

Zander Zon has shared one of the first videos showcasing music from his new CD, Saturn Return. In our track-by-track feature with Zander, he shared the story behind this tune: The title of this piece is derived from the beat that’s present throughout a lot of the piece, and from the fact that you of course don’t need music to...

Lino Devic: “Hey Joe” on Piccolo Bass (Featured Reader Video Week)
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Lino Devic: “Hey Joe” on Piccolo Bass (Featured Reader Video Week)

Bassist Lino Devic sent this video along to us, and we were mighty impressed with the uniqueness of it. Lino took Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” and made it his own, laying down the bass, keyboards and drum programming and then taking his piccolo bass and adding the lead. Lino’s video kicks off a week-long celebration of videos by No Treble...

A Christmas Medley for Solo Bass
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A Christmas Medley for Solo Bass

I just discovered bassist Ed Lift, who goes by the screen name Zon 4. And I was glad I did. Zon 4’s style is very reminiscent of Zander Zon’s – and perhaps even inspired by Zander. Both bassists play Zon basses strung with piccolo strings and tackle beautifully arranged solo bass pieces. Here’s Zon 4 performing a medley of Christmas...

Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover
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Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover

Zander Zon is back with a new video. This time around, he’s performing an all-bass cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Zander says, “I’m using a loop pedal during the verse and a couple other parts, but not the chorus. This piece was recorded live, with no overdubs (CDEG tuning). Hope you like it!”