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Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement
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Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

Hold onto your hats. Bruno Masquio took Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and arranged it for nothing but bass. Pretty sweet bass too.

Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”
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Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”

Until today, I’ve never seen a video by bassist Huw Foster. Now I’ve seen a ton. I enjoyed them all, but this one stood out. Huw plays an improvised intro and outro, with the tune starting around the 0:38 mark. He’s even incorporated a riff from the Live at Last version.

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay: Bass & Vocal Arrangement
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Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay: Bass & Vocal Arrangement

There’s tap, there’s solo bass arrangements, and then there’s this. Bassist Wes Sperry arranged Otis Redding’s classic “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” for bass and vocals fitting to the original. He even has the whistling part in there! It isn’t how many notes you can play. It is just finding the right ones.

Steve Lawson: “Hello” Solo Bass Cover
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Steve Lawson: “Hello” Solo Bass Cover

During the 2012 London Bass Guitar Show, bassist Steve Lawson took the stage with his Modulus fretted 6 string and performed this solo bass arrangement of Lionel Richie’s “Hello”. The arrangement, the tone and the bass are all pretty sweet.

Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”
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Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

Here’s bassist Steve Metcalf once again with one of his incredible all-bass covers. This time around, Steve tackles Radiohead’s “Reckoner”. As with most of his covers, Steve offers this one as a free audio download. Once again, a tune made awesome by making it all about the bass.

Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”
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Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

Bass whiz Simon Fitzpatrick has done it again with a jaw-dropping version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. This clip comes from a May 22nd performance with the Carl Palmer Band at Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, Kent. The bassist even covers the guitar solo with one handed tapping while keeping the bass line going, eventually wrapping up the big jam...

Steve Metcalf: Coheed and Cambria “Welcome Home” Cover
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Steve Metcalf: Coheed and Cambria “Welcome Home” Cover

Bassist Steve Metcalf just keeps raising the bar. We’ve featured him and his incredible bass covers and incredible videography before (check his other videos after you watch this one). This time, Steve covers Coheed and Cambria’s “Welcome Home”, playing not only the bass, but also guitar and percussion. The funny part? Steve said the tune and band weren’t really his...

Craig Butterfield: Biréli Lagrène’s “Made in France”
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Craig Butterfield: Biréli Lagrène’s “Made in France”

Clear your schedule, because you’re going to want to hit the woodshed after watching this one. USC bass professor Craig Butterfield sent us his latest video of a multi-bass arrangement of Biréli Lagrène’s “Made in France”, which he overdubbed all the parts for by himself. Butterfield tackles the guitarist’s tune with a tight groove, beautiful harmonics, and some lightning fast...

Keisuke Baba: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers RHCP’s “Tell Me Baby”
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Keisuke Baba: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers RHCP’s “Tell Me Baby”

We’ve featured some incredible young bassists here before… and here’s another who just hit our radar. Keisuke Baba is a bassist from Japan who recorded this play-along when he was just 14 years old. But the real story is that Keisuke had only been playing for about 8 or 9 months at this point. Keisuke said “Sorry, there are a...

Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover
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Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

Bassist Karl Clews sent us this video of him performing his solo bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “Come Together”. Funky! Oh, and nice Alembic (’93 Alembic Stanley Clarke Deluxe)!

Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 2nd Edition
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Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 2nd Edition

We love all-bass arrangements of cover tunes, and we love even more the fact that the bass is versatile enough to pull it off. We published our first list of the top 10 all-bass covers back in December, 2010. We’ve also featured a variation, with ten Jimi Hendrix-inspired bass videos. And of course, our Bass Cover Week, where we asked...

Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)
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Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)

Evan Marien has taken one of Jaco Pastorius’ great compositions, “Havona” and put his spin on it. Evan took the chord changes for the tune, programmed some backing tracks on his computer, and let it rip on his bass. Evan shares the details: “I’m playing and soloing over the chord changes to Havona by Jaco Pastorius: Emaj7#11 Cmaj7#11 Bmaj7#11 Gmaj7#11...