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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...

Track by Track: Zander Zon Talks “Saturn Return”
Track by Track

Track by Track: Zander Zon Talks “Saturn Return”

If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while now, or simply spend time on Youtube like we do finding the great bass players there, you’ve no doubt run across the music of Zander Zon. Zander is a remarkable solo bassist, incorporating piccolo strings, alternate tunings and effects with unique compositions and arrangements. And while his technical ability is undeniable,...

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!”

New School: Zander Zon
New School

New School: Zander Zon

Zander Zon, who takes his name from the famed line of boutique bass guitars, follows the vein of solo bass. Employing piccolo strings and alternate tunings, the bassist builds thoughtful and challenging compositions as well as cool arrangements of popular tunes that have captured the imagination of YouTubers. What makes you new school? My focus as a musician is to...

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.

Zon Guitars Releases All-Bass Holiday Album, “Holiday Rumblings”
New Albums

Zon Guitars Releases All-Bass Holiday Album, “Holiday Rumblings”

Zon Guitars is getting in the holiday spirit with an all-new holiday album featuring the Zon artist roster. Zon Guitars: Holiday Rumblings feature bassists Michael Manring, Ray Riendeau, Jonni Lightfoot, Alex Bershadsky, Scott Harlan, Zander Zon, Mike Dimin and Chuck Bianchi all performing their bass-focused takes on traditional holiday music. The CD is available now in limited quantities from the...

Bass Cover Week: Zander Zon’s Solo Bass Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”
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Bass Cover Week: Zander Zon’s Solo Bass Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

In the early ’70’s, music shops in England banned (and even fined) guitarists for playing “Stairway to Heaven” in the stores. (I seem to remember quite a few talent shows at as a kid that would have benefitted from this rule). This even inspired the scene in Wayne’s World, when Wayne started playing the Led Zeppelin classic before a salesman...

Zander Zon: Sonorous Bass Transcriptions
Sheet Music & Instruction

Zander Zon: Sonorous Bass Transcriptions

To our regular readers, the name Zander Zon is a familiar one. The unique bassist has had many of his piccolo bass and altered tuning performances featured here, as well as his album, Sonorous. Bassline Publishing has just released a transcription book featuring tunes from Zander’s album, Zander Zon – Sonorous Bass Transcriptions. The book contains full transcriptions for every...

Zander Zon: Looking Glass
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Zander Zon: Looking Glass

It has been a while since we featured Zander Zon and his nifty piccolo bass compositions. Here’s a new video featuring one of this tunes from Zander’s album Sonorous, entitled “Looking Glass”. (read our review of the album).

Zander Zon: “Yesterday” for Solo Piccolo Bass
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Zander Zon: “Yesterday” for Solo Piccolo Bass

Zander Zon has posted his latest video, and his first arrangement of a Beatles tune. Awesome, as usual!

Zander Zon: “She Danced” Solo Bass
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Zander Zon: “She Danced” Solo Bass

Here’s the latest from Zander Zon, performing one of the tracks from his debut CD, Sonorous. This track, “She Danced” shows off Zander’s unique combination of his Zon bass and piccolo strings, effects and loops, and his compositional skills. Zander shares, “Harmonics take the melody at the start and the tune ends with several looped patterns. I haven’t performed this...

Reviews

A Review of Zander Zon’s “Sonorous”

Sonorous indeed! Zander Zon is the pseudonym of a young London based solo bassist who has built a massive following for himself on Youtube. There has been quite a buzz of excitement around this release – unsurprising as Zon has a way of sounding like no-one but himself and plays unique music in a unique way using a Zon (surprise,...