Stairway to Heaven on a double bass actually works surprisingly well

1 September 2016, 13:59

Led Zeppelin's greatest guitar solo, on the most majestic of strings.

Many musicians have covered Jimmy Page's iconic guitar solo - and most of the time they'll be reaching for their trusty Gibson Les Paul. However, here double bassist and YouTuber Olivier Babaz is giving it a go.

With some finger-blurring pizzicato, a Kalimba (a thumb piano), and some deft multi-tracking, Olivier sets everything up for his bowing of the iconic guitar solo.

It's lovelier, gentler and much more sonorous that we're used to, but we reckon it works really well.