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Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 5th Edition

We may be biased, but we can’t think of an instrument that’s more versatile than a bass.

But we don’t need to say it… we just need to show it. Here are the 10 most popular solo bass videos we’ve featured since the last time around.

Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

1. Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels. Incredible arrangement, incredible bass playing and incredible story…

Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

2. Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

Once again, Zander Zon turns in an amazing solo bass performance. This time around, he takes on Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive”. The original blends rock, electronic music and dubstep. Zander makes it all about the bass…

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

3. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

Simon Fitzpatrick is a guy who constantly pushes himself to see what can be done on the bass. Here’s the latest example: an incredibly intricate solo bass version of the classic Yes track “Roundabout.”…

Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

4. Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

Federico Malaman just nails these all bass covers. Here’s a new one from him, performing his take on Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do”. Federico is playing his Laurus bass through an MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter and a Boss RC3 Loop Station…

Federico Malaman: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Solo Bass Performance

5. Federico Malaman: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Solo Bass Performance

Yes, a second Federico Malaman video makes the top 10 this time around (no surprise to us!). Armed with a Laurus bass and a looper Federico showcases his solo bass skills on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”…

Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

6. Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”…

Ben Hands: Solo Bass Cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You”

7. Ben Hands: Solo Bass Cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You”

Here’s Ben Hands doing his thing to make Adele’s “Someone Like You” way cooler. (Like we said, we may be biased)…

Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Loop Arrangement of Bootsy Collins’ “I’d Rather Be With You”

8. Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Loop Arrangement of Bootsy Collins’ “I’d Rather Be With You”

Adam Stevens has impressed us in the past with his solo bass arrangements, but I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed any more than this one. Here’s Adam’s arrangement of “I’d Rather Be With You”, from Bootsy Collins’ 1976 album Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band

Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

9. Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

In celebration of Marcus Miller’s birthday in June, we celebrated with some solo bass music by the man himself. Here he is performing “Detroit” and the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS…

Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

10. Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

Bassist Jim Joel Santos sent this fun video our way. Jim took the Pee Wee Ellis tune made famous by Jaco Pastorius, and created his own slap bass arrangement of it. We dig it. How about you?

If you want to see more, check out the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th editions in the Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass series.

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