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Vladimir Samardzic: Mo’ Better Blues
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Vladimir Samardzic: Mo’ Better Blues

Vladimir Samardzic sent us this cool video of his solo bass arrangement of Bill Lee’s tune “Mo’ Better Blues,” from the Spike Lee movie of the same name. Vladimir changes things up throughout the tune with some great use of effects.

Scott Varney: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
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Scott Varney: Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Scott Varney sent us his latest video, featuring his unique bass cover of the Tears for Fears song, “Everybody Wants to Rule The World.” “I’ve been working on trying to really put my sound into the covers I do live at shows and this one fit so well and has such a fun groove I had to make a video,”...

Zander Zon: Can’t Help Falling In Love
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Zander Zon: Can’t Help Falling In Love

Zander Zon put together this video and arrangement in celebration of Valentine’s Day. “Taking it back to the 1960s with this one! It’s my first Elvis tune and I thought it was a good one to do for Valentine’s Day,” he shared. “Want to play this song for your special someone? Or want to try to use this song to...

Karl Clews: Run For Cover
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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! Hope you like it!”

Ben Titus: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Solo Bass Arrangement
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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 my rotation, so I haven’t...

Zander Zon: Thunderstruck
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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 I represented the bass well...

Matt La Maida: Superstition
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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 “Ziggy Stardust” from the archives.

Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town
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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 be quite difficult to play,”...

Scott Whitley: Bass Cover of Level 42’s “Mr. Pink”
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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
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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 to live recordings with him,...