Top 10 Cover Tunes Arranged for Bass

We may be biased, but we love when bass players cover other tunes and remake them into bass-focused performances.

Apparently, No Treble readers do too. Here are the top 10 most watched videos of classic tunes remade for bass. Discuss your favorites in the comments below.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Arranged for Bass

1. Allyourbassarebelong: Bohemian Rhapsody

An all-bass, solo arrangement of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Voodoo Power: Hendrix/Miller Solo Bass Mashup

2. Viaceslav Svedov: Voodoo Power

This is a two-for-one deal. Viaceslav Svedov combines Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” and Marcus Miller’s “Power” for one wild ride.

Jon Reshard: She's Always a Woman Solo Bass

3. Jon Reshard: She’s Always a Woman

Jon Reshard, who is the current bassist for Greg Howe, performs his arrangement of Billy Joel’s “She’s Always A Woman” for bass.

Uriah Duffy: Human Nature Solo Bass Version

4. Uriah Duffy: Human Nature

Here’s Whitesnake/Lyrics Born bassist, Uriah Duffy, working on a bass arrangement of Michael Jackson’s song “Human Nature”.

Dave Marks solo bass: Message in a Bottle

5. Dave Marks: Message in a Bottle

Dave Marks is a one-man show here, performing The Police’s “Message in a Bottle”.

Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey: Mercy Mercy Mercy live at NAMM 09

6. Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey: Mercy Mercy Mercy

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey take on a Joe Zawinul classic, “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, with help from David “Fingers” Haynes.

Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

7. Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

It seems bassists love covering Jimi Hendrix’s works. Here’s Miles Mosley fronting a kicking band and doing his version of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.

Stu Hamm:

8. Stu Hamm: Going to California

Stu Hamm’s take on the Led Zeppelin classic, “Going to California.”

Marcus Miller: Come Together

9. Marcus Miller: Come Together

Marcus Miller and his band cover a funkified version of the Beatles’ tune, “Come Together”.

Introducing Donovan Stokes

10. Donovan Stokes: Purple Haze

Did we mention bassists loving Hendrix? Here’s No Treble columnist Donovan Stokes (aka Dr. D.) performing his take on “Purple Haze”, with the help of No Treble contributor Kevin Johnson

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  1. Dawn

    Miles Mosley is #1 in my book!!!! That cover of Voodoo is amazing!

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  3. catmo

    Miles Mosley is the only bass player recognized who is playing the double bass. He’s pretty much in a league of his own as far as that goes. NO ONE plays like he does on covers or his own music, he is amazing!

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