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  • Karl Clews: Run For Cover

    Karl Clews: Run For Cover

    Karl Clews recently sent us this video of his ambitious all-bass arrangement of Marcus Miller’s “Run for Cover.” Karl shared: “I imagine a lot of folks have a go at Marcus Miller’s iconic bass part for ‘Run For Cover’, but there probably aren’t many foolish enough to try playing the melody at the same time!... »

  • Ben Titus: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Solo Bass Arrangement

    Ben Titus: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Solo Bass Arrangement

    Our friend Ben Titus sent us this video of a new arrangement of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” he made for solo bass. “I first started doing this song on solo bass for a Beatles feature at a bass camp years ago. However, it was a bit too repetitive to stay in... »

  • Zander Zon: Thunderstruck

    Zander Zon: Thunderstruck

    The news of Malcolm Young’s passing shocked the music world. Zander Zon pays tribute to the guitarist and band with this new solo bass arrangement of “Thunderstruck.” “This song rocks and always will. That riff at the start is so recognizable and iconic. I’ve seen great arrangements on acoustic guitar and cello, so I hope... »

  • Matt La Maida: Superstition

    Matt La Maida: Superstition

    Matt La Maida messaged me with a new, killer bass arrangement he worked out. This time around, Matt takes on Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” with lots of bass goodness and other effects. Matt says he has a transcription coming, so be on the lookout for it here. In the meantime, check out Matt’s popular cover of... »

  • Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    No Treble reader Ruud sent us this video of a bassist who goes by Bunzing, who took Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” and Weather Report’s “Teen Town,” and arranged it into a single tune. “I used the rhythm of Jaco’s part and wrote new notes for it to fit Dean Town’s chord progression. It turned out to... »

  • Scott Whitley: Bass Cover of Level 42’s “Mr. Pink”

    Scott Whitley: Bass Cover of Level 42’s “Mr. Pink”

    Level 42 always has sick bass lines thanks to Mark King. That’s not lost on Scott Whitley, who whipped up this killer bass version of the tune utilizing his signature bass and a piccolo bass for the melody lines. This one is sure to get you in gear! »

  • Franck Hermanny: Georgy Porgy

    Franck Hermanny: Georgy Porgy

    Bassist Franck Hermanny always impresses with his incredible facility and musicianship on the bass. This video once again showcases all of that, with an all-bass arrangement of Toto’s “Georgy Porgy.” “Here’s my little tribute to the Porcaro Brothers, and this great tune… YES, I know, Mike Porcaro didn’t play bass on the original but listening... »

  • Karl Clews: Josie

    Karl Clews: Josie

    We were all devastated by the news of the passing of Walter Becker earlier this month. Karl Clews decided to pay tribute to Mr. Becker, with a bass arrangement of Steely Dan’s “Josie.” »

  • Absurdcus: Hey Now

    Absurdcus: Hey Now

    Absurdcus has a new video, and it is spectacular. Here’s his arrangement of London Grammar’s “Hey Now.” He said “all sounds made with basses,” which is the way we like it. »

  • Zander Zon & Tommy Lee Depp: Sing Me To Sleep

    Zander Zon & Tommy Lee Depp: Sing Me To Sleep

    Zander Zon has released a collaboration video with Tommy Lee Depp, and it offers up a terrific arrangement of Alan Walker’s tune, “Sing Me To Sleep.” “It was great to do these arrangements with Tommy,” Zander shared. “He’s become a leading solo bass player on YouTube due to his beautiful arrangements and videography, and he’s... »