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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!... »

  • 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.” »

  • Karl Clews: Wichita Lineman

    Karl Clews: Wichita Lineman

    Karl Clews wanted to pay tribute to Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8th. He sent us this video of his solo bass arrangement of the 1968 country classic, “Wichita Lineman,” as performed by Campbell. Beautiful song. »

  • Karl Clews: Chameleon

    Karl Clews: Chameleon

    We’ve seen a few bassists take Herbie Hancock’s class tune, “Chameleon” and turn it into a solo bass performance. Karl Clews took it up a notch with a three-bass arrangement, using his 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist. Funky! »

  • Karl Clews: Careless Whisper

    Karl Clews: Careless Whisper

    Karl Clews sent us this tribute video and solo bass arrangement he made following the passing of George Michael. Karl takes on Michael’s 80’s pop classic, “Careless Whisper,” performed on his 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist. »

  • Karl Clews: This Christmas

    Karl Clews: This Christmas

    Karl Clews took Donny Hathaway’s Christmas classic “This Christmas” and arranged it for solo bass. Happy holidays everyone! »

  • Karl Clews: “Stayin’ Alive” for Solo Bass

    Karl Clews: “Stayin’ Alive” for Solo Bass

    Karl Clews always impresses with his all-bass covers. This time around, he gets down with the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”. Bonus points for the apparel too. »

  • Karl Clews: The Pink Panther Theme (Solo Bass Arrangement and Transcription)

    Karl Clews: The Pink Panther Theme (Solo Bass Arrangement and Transcription)

    Karl Clews shared another one of his terrific solo bass arrangements with us, and this time he’s also offering the transcription. In this video, Karl tackles Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther Theme” on his Status Graphite Kingbass. Check it out and grab the transcription from Karl’s website. »

  • Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

    Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

    Karl Clews shared this solo bass tribute to Prince with us. We’ll let him explain: “In tribute to the passing of one of my musical heroes, this is my arrangement of Prince’s classic ‘1999’ for solo electric bass. Performed here on a 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist, recorded via a Presonus Audiobox into Cakewalk Sonar... »

  • Karl Clews: “Solsbury Hill” Solo Bass Cover

    Karl Clews: “Solsbury Hill” Solo Bass Cover

    Karl Clews is back with another catchy solo bass pop tune cover. This time he’s given the treatment to Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” covering the bass line, melody and harmony all at once. Clews utilizes a variety of picking, slapping and strumming techniques to fill the song out and keep you wondering how he manages... »