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  • Miki Santamaria: Black Hole Sun

    Miki Santamaria: Black Hole Sun

    The news of Chris Cornell’s passing shocked music fans everywhere, as evidenced by the massive outpouring of comments and shares across the social web. Bassist Miki Santamaria decided to pay honor to the Soundgarden frontman with a solo bass arrangement of band’s hit, “Black Hole Sun.” “Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of singer... »

  • Miki Santamaria & Elsa Hackett: Into You

    Miki Santamaria & Elsa Hackett: Into You

    Miki Santamaria joined his friend and vocalist for this bass and vocals cover of Ariana Grande’s “Into You.” So great to see Miki again. »

  • Miki Santamaria and Anna Sentina: Dangerous

    Miki Santamaria and Anna Sentina: Dangerous

    Miki Santamaria teamed up with bassist Anna Sentina and drummer COOP3RDRUMM3R to put together this cover of David Guetta’s “Dangerous.” Miki handled the arrangement on this, which features plenty of bass goodness. »

  • Drew De Four with Miki Santamaria: Allied

    Drew De Four with Miki Santamaria: Allied

    Miki Santamaria joined the band Drew De Four in studio to record their album, . “Pretty excited about this one, you guys,” Miki shared. “I was in Michigan for a week in March 2015 recording bass for my friend’s Drew De Four newest album… This was such a fun project to be a part of... »

  • Zander Zon & Miki Santamaria: Eleanor Rigby

    Zander Zon & Miki Santamaria: Eleanor Rigby

    Just yesterday, I was thinking it has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Zander Zon. This morning I opened my email and saw a note from Zander. Not only is there a new video, it features another of our favorite bassists here, Miki Santamaria. The duo take on The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”.... »

  • Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio

    Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio

    We’re used to seeing Miki Santamaria as a solo bassist, but we know he can lay it down (and does) in plenty of band settings. Here’s Miki along with vocalist DaBeat and their friends performing Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine”. If you dig this, check out Miki and DaBeat’s duet on “Man in the Mirror”... »

  • BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon,... »

  • Andrés Rotmistrovsky and Miki Santamaria: Human Nature

    Andrés Rotmistrovsky and Miki Santamaria: Human Nature

    Andrés Rotmistrovsky and Miki Santamaria are two of our favorite bassists to feature here. So it was super exciting to see a video of the two of them playing together. The setting is the Lorita Basses workshop in Barcelona, Spain, where Andrés and Miki were trying out their signature basses. The tune is Michael Jackson’s... »

  • Bass Transcription: Miki Santamaria’s “Thinking Out Loud” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Bass Transcription: Miki Santamaria’s “Thinking Out Loud” Solo Bass Arrangement

    This month’s transcription was suggested to me by No Treble founder Corey Brown, serving to remind me of Miki Santamaria’s fantastic solo arrangements of pop songs for bass guitar. This song, originally by Ed Sheeran, translates nicely onto the bass due to the relatively open key of D major. For the first 8 bars, Miki... »

  • Miki Santamaria & Casey Cooper: Bass vs Drums

    Miki Santamaria & Casey Cooper: Bass vs Drums

    Miki Santamaria just sent me his latest video, which he calls “Bass vs Drums”. Miki handles two bass parts that’ll knock you out, along with drummer Casey Cooper. Dig it! »