Skip to main content

Watch ace bassist play Red Hot Chili Peppers with an actual red hot chili pepper

Ah, Davie504, you're fast becoming our favourite YouTuber: fresh from laying down a funky 12-string bass solo, the bass ace has now turned his hand to a new challenge: playing Red Hot Chili Peppers with a real-life red hot chili pepper.

Despite the unusual choice of pick, Davie still delivers some sweet slap technique, slicing through the likes of Can't Stop, Higher Ground, Give It Away, replete with kitchen-aided percussion samples.

As for what's next, one droll commentator has already put a request in: “Can you play Doors with a door?” Sounds like a logistical nightmare, but we'd love to see it…

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar.
Subscribe for star interviews, essential gear reviews and killer tuition!