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The Extremely BadAss Bass Dude

WELCOME to the pages of The Extremely BadAss Bass Dude
Playing Notes From The “Bottom End”

Within this site you will find pages of songs that I have recorded bass covers for. There are several genres (not that I like all genres) that I have recorded bass lines for – some actual note for note bass lines, other’s my own creations.

Most of the covers that I have recorded include videos that I have attached, while others are just videos of me playing along with one of my three bass’s.

The “Original Songs” page includes songs and short pieces that my best friend and old submarine Navy buddy Ronnie Slack and I collaborated on with him supplying the guitar tracks for my bass line inclusions. Ronnie and I started playing music together back in 1971 when we were both stationed together on an old Diesel Electric submarine the USS Sailfish (SS-572) when Ronnie was a Torpedoman, and I was an Engineman.

Please enjoy your visit, and don’t hesitate to leave comments to any of the pages within the site.

Some Of My Music Covers

Like My Dog

Like My Dog Bass Cover When I decided to create a cover for this Billy Currington Country song, Connie and I were outside enjoying an evening around the fire pit with a bottle of red wine and Griffin on my lap. The song came on the stereo and the first thing I noticed was that […]

Simple Man (Bass Cover)

When I decided to put together a Lynyrd Skynyrd bass cover, I didn’t want to do the always played “Free Bird” and went down the road a little less traveled when it comes to thumpin’ out bass notes to a good ‘ol Southern Rock foot stomper…!! The song can be played many different ways on...

Simple Man (Family Version)

This is my “Family Version” of the bass cover that I put together for “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. In this version, my bass line is a bit more confined and was mixed for the song instead of highlighting the bass line notes.  ENJOY!!

Wonderful Tonight

I have included two separate files for viewing. One file is in “.mov” format and is a 48mb file. The second is in “.mp4” format and is a 70mb file. Obviously the 70mb file is of better quality…. Be sure to read the back-up story below for a bit of background as to how the...

Roller Derby Queen

Two options for viewing and listening… A 44mb file in “.mov” format, or a 68mb file in “.mp4” format – both options loaded below…. Roller Derby Queen was a song written and performed by the late Jim Croce. The song was released just prior to his death in 1973. The is a song about a […]


Readymade is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) and was released on the Stadium Arcadium album in May of 2006. The bass line to this song was made by lead guitarist John Frusciante one day while plucking notes on a bass with his fingers. The band says that the chorus comes from...

You Look Good

Time for a little “Country”… “You Look Good” by Lady Antebellum (Lady A) was released in January of 2019. I have at least 100 different “written” and “charted” versions for bass lines of this song on paper however, the version I’m playing is not one of them – I was just playing what I ‘Felt’ […]

Speedball Tucker

About This Bass Cover This bass cover doesn’t follow the “Exact” bass line notes that were played in the studio recording, but is fairly close. Many of the bass notes in this song were played fairly fast and offset the high string sounds of Maury Muehleisen’s acoustic guitar. It is “believed” that studio recording bassist […]

Oh, Pretty Woman

“Oh, Pretty Woman” or “Pretty Woman” is a song recorded by Roy Orbison, written by Orbison and Bill Dees. It was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records and spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from September 26, 1964, the second single by Orbison to top the...

Come Together

I decided to record a bass cover of this song in order to focus on bends and slides that are prominent throughout the song. Paul McCartney’s bass line for this song may sound simple, however it’s the “timing” for the notes, slides, and bends that make the bass line unique – and difficult to master. […]

I’ll Take You There

Twenty-Seven years ago when I was the sole Maintenance Mechanic at the 1.9 million acre Kodiak NWR, I flew my dad up from the lower 48 as a “Volunteer” to assist in the construction of a new replacement Recreational Cabin at Little River Lake. I recorded the BASS COVER to include photos of the cabin...

Drainin’ da Swamp

This short selection was created with a “Country Swamp” feel. When Ronnie wrote the song to be played on his acoustic guitar, he decided to try using a “Banjo Style” finger plucking technique which certainly gave the piece it’s “Swampy” attributes. In keeping with that sound, I decided to create a bass line that fed...

We Will Survive

This short 90 second music score was first created as an acoustical piece by Ronnie, and was recorded on his cell phone. When he sent the piece to me, I added a bass line and included the photos for the video portion. When I listened to what Ronnie had put together for this piece, it...

Funk #49

When I decided to take up playing bass in July of 2019, this one song was always my goal…. Actually, it’s my old Submarine Buddy Ronnie Slack’s favorite song to play on guitar so I decided to learn to play it on bass. Thing is, it’s a very hard song to learn, and not only...

Dream On

When I decided to do this particular bass cover, I wanted something that was not just a “Classic Rock” song, but also one with a very subtile yet melodic bass line that isn’t too easily recognized. As such, trying to find sheet music was next to impossible which forced me to use my “ear” and...

Money For Nothing

This was one of Dire Straits biggest hits from 1985. It won a Grammy in 1986, and was featured on the “Brothers at Arms” album that was recorded at AIR Studios. The song was co-written by Mark Knopfler and Sting. The video insert in the cover video was a live 1985 performance at Wembley for...

Stand By Me

This 1961 hit was written by Ben E. King and was originally written for the “Drifters” who turned down the offer to record the piece. The song was then recorded in studio. The bass line was originally done by Lloyd Nelson Trotman who played the piece on his double bass as one of the recording...

Down On The Corner

Playing bass to: Down On The Corner by Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR). It was the featured song on the 1969 album “Willy and the Poor Boys”. The song tells a story about a “Jug Band” called Willy and the Poor Boys who played on the streets . The song even mentions ‘Blinky’ who played the...

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

This song was one of the main songs in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney who played one of the “Soggy Bottom Boys” in the film. I figured it would be a great song to break in my new Washtub (or Gut Bass) as they are commonly known as. You can...

My Girl

My Girl by the Temptations – 1965 Motown (Gordy). A great James Jamerson bass line. This was the first song that featured the Temptations new lead singer David Ruffin. Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, it was originally written for the Miracles. It was a great song to learn, and although the Jamerson riffs...

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