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Karl Clews: The Pink Panther Theme (Solo Bass Arrangement and Transcription)
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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
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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 Platinum, using a variety of...

Karl Clews: “Solsbury Hill” Solo Bass Cover
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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 it all.

Karl Clews: Bass Cover of Stanley Clarke’s “Pop Virgil”
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Karl Clews: Bass Cover of Stanley Clarke’s “Pop Virgil”

Back in 2012, bassist Karl Clews knocked us out with his solo bass performance of “Come Together”. We’re featuring him once again thanks to his impressive cover of the Stanley Clarke tune, “Pop Virgil”, which appeared on Clarke’s latest album, Up. Karl says he’s playing “a 2003 Status Kingbass Artist, direct into a Presonus Audiobox interface and Sonar X3, [with]...

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)!