Stairway to Heaven on a double bass actually works surprisingly well

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

Stairway to Heaven Olivier Babaz

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.