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15-string Slap Bass Solo

15-string Slap Bass Solo

Musician Davie504 checks out a crazy bass guitar that has 11 more strings than an ordinary 4-string, and does his best to slap his way across even its ridiculously thin and barely usable fat strings at the edges. More 15-string action here.

Playing Eminem with M&Ms

Playing Eminem with M&Ms

After regaling us with some RHCP played with red hot chili peppers, bass player Davie504 rises to the challenge of performing Lose Yourself, The Real Slim Shady, My Name Is and Stan with candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

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Super Mario Bass

Super Mario Bass

Using an array of effects pedals, musician Nathan Navarro was able to replicate not only the familiar theme music, but the in-game sounds from Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 using his bass guitar.

Ojay: Hendrix of the Bass

Ojay: Hendrix of the Bass

YouTuber Michael Boyers captured this incredible street performance by Newcastle, London musician Steve Ojay, as his fingers work some serious magic on the strings of his inexpensive Squier bass, proving that talent trumps equipment any day of the week.

Bass on Me

Bass on Me

Musician Davie504 presents a nifty cover version of the 1986 a-ha pop classic performed with an acoustic bass guitar taking on lead responsibilities. Now we want somebody to give The Sun Always Shines on TV some much-needed love.

One Finger Bass Solo

One Finger Bass Solo

Musician Davie504 rises to the challenge of a typically unreasonable YouTube commenter’s request – to play his bass guitar using only a single finger. He still uses his other hand to fret, but you try strumming a bass this well using only your pinky.

Slap Bass Battle

Slap Bass Battle

Bass player America Paz sat down with fellow musician Eduardo Sitja for a street jam in Santiago, Chile, and turned in a fantastic duel showing off their funky slap bass skills. The only thing better would have been if Flea himself showed up and joined them.

Playing the Bass-Jo

Playing the Bass-Jo

Musician Rob Scallon proves that just because a musical instrument is designed for one thing, there’s no reason it can’t be used for another. We wonder if Flea would ever consider giving up his bass for one of these. Probably not.

Trance Bass

Trance Bass

Musician Stephen Campbell lets his fingers fly across the frets in this mesmerizing bass guitar performance of his original composition. Grab the studio recording from Soundcloud. Be sure to check out his pal Robert White’s trance guitar performance as well.

0 String Bass Solo

0 String Bass Solo

By all accounts, a bass guitar is pretty much useless without its strings. But that didn’t stop YouTuber Davie504 from giving it the old college try. Watch as he uses the bass’ various parts – including the buzz from its audio jack – to make some music.

Google Translate x Bass

Google Translate x Bass

Funk bassist Davie504 visited Google Translate and nabbed a couple of its mechanical sounding voice samples, then turned them into the backbeat for one of his impressive slap bass solos. Sing along! “bschk z pv! zk pv zk!”

Concert in a Closet

Concert in a Closet

Is there anything that Rob Scallon can’t play? Here he is in a tiny closet, playing a concert with the smallest bass on the market – a tiny ukulele-sized bass thumping out the jams – and the smallest amp and pedal set up too.

MechBass x Hysteria

MechBass x Hysteria

James McVay created the MechBass as his Engineering honors project at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012. The machine makes quick work of the intricate bassline from Muse’s Hysteria.

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Won’t Get Fooled Again: Bass

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Bass

We all know The Who’s classic Won’t Get Fooled Again rocks, but we had no idea how impressive John Entwistle’s bass line was until we heard his part isolated from the rest of the group.

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