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Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 3rd Edition

Time for another top ten list of awesome bass covers. As we’ve said before, we love love love all-bass arrangements of cover tunes, and we love that our instrument of choice is that versatile (and the versatility of those who play it).

This time around, we have two by Adam Stevens (yeah, he’s that good), and two versions of The Beatles’ “Come Together” (the tune is that good).

All in all, ten top ranked bass-focused cover tunes, based on No Treble reader views.

And when you’re done with this list, there’s also our first edition (shared in December 2010) and our second edition (shared in February).

Victor Wooten: “Isn’t She Lovely”, Live Solo Bass Performance

1. Victor Wooten: “Isn’t She Lovely”, Live Solo Bass Performance

In April, Victor Wooten held a music clinic at a music school in Mechanicsville, Virginia. One of the songs he performed was his solo bass take on Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”. The folks who shared this video said that this was recorded “at 8am on a Sunday morning, and during a torrential downpour…”

Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

2. Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

Bass whiz Simon Fitzpatrick has done it again with a jaw-dropping version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. This clip comes from a May 22nd performance with the Carl Palmer Band at Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, Kent. The bassist even covers the guitar solo with one handed tapping while keeping the bass line going…

Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

3. Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

We’re big fans of Frank Zappa here at No Treble HQ. So when Craig Butterfield sent in his all bass version of “Peaches En Regalia,” we were stoked. As is par for his videos, Butterfield nails all the parts with unbelievable accuracy. All of the percussion, bass lines, melodies and solos are perfectly in place…

Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

4. Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

Hold onto your hats. Bruno Masquio took Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and arranged it for nothing but bass. Pretty sweet bass too…

Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Arrangement of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under The Bridge”

5. Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Arrangement of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under The Bridge”

Bassist Adam Stevens sent us this great solo bass version of the popular Red Hot Chili Peppers tune “Under the Bridge.” Utilizing some fingerpicking style and strumming, the Toronto-based low-ender captures the song’s mood to a tee. It probably also helps that he’s literally under a bridge…

Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

6. Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

Bassist Karl Clews sent us this video of him performing his solo bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “Come Together”. Funky! Oh, and nice Alembic (’93 Alembic Stanley Clarke Deluxe)…

Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

7. Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

Former Cirque du Soleil bassist Darrell Craig Harris took the Beatles’ “Come Together” and cranked up the funk knob on this solo bass version of the classic tune. Grooooooooooooooooovy…

Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover

8. Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover

Zander Zon is back with a new video. This time around, he’s performing an all-bass cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Zander says, “I’m using a loop pedal during the verse and a couple other parts, but not the chorus. This piece was recorded live, with no overdubs (CDEG tuning)”…

Xander Myers: Funky Bass Cover of PSY’s “Gangnam Style”

9. Xander Myers: Funky Bass Cover of PSY’s “Gangnam Style”

Who doesn’t like a good viral video? Korean rapper PSY scored it big with his latest hit “Gangnam Style,” which has reached over 67 million views on YouTube. The zany and infectious tune inspired Xander Myers to make a slightly funkier version with his own bass line. Check it out!

Adam Stevens: All Bass Cover of John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”

10. Adam Stevens: All Bass Cover of John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”

We first featured bassist Adam Stevens last month, with his incredible solo bass arrangement of the Chili Peppers tune, “Under the Bridge“. Adam has just shared his latest bass arrangement, this time tackling John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”. Adam covers it all, including the vocal line, and ends with a tasty solo.

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