YouTuber Charles Berthoud recreates John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan and Tim Henson guitar solos on bass – and the results are ridiculous

Charles Berthoud and Guthrie Govan
(Image credit: Charles Berthoud/YouTube)

For a lot of us, trying to learn the mind-melting fretboard acrobatics of the guitar world’s most technically advanced electric guitar players is nigh-on impossible. Be it Polyphia’s G.O.A.T., Guthrie Govan’s Fives or Petrucci’s Under A Glass Moon, try as we might, some songs are simply best left unlearned, for the sake of our own sanity.

For the fearless Charles Berthoud, however, it’s just another day in the office. In fact, he’s even gone one step further, for this plucky player hasn’t just learned said fretboard acrobatics – he’s learned them all on the bass guitar.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.