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#2754352 - 02/10/16 01:36 PM Great Bass Solos
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What is your favorite?

Mine is Bass Fiddle Boogie.

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#2754357 - 02/10/16 02:35 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: DocPate]
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Bass solo? I'll reply right after I go to the bathroom, get another beer, and make a phone call.
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#2754361 - 02/10/16 02:50 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Bottom End]
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#2754369 - 02/10/16 03:07 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: jcadmus]
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The last one I played.
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#2754373 - 02/10/16 03:17 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: jeremy c]
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#2754410 - 02/10/16 07:04 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Paul K]
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Here ya go, Starts at about 3:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRknQ8GWSL8
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#2755368 - 02/14/16 09:54 AM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Basshappi]
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That Pedro Aznar song was good, the solo was really great. Thanks for the tip!

It's hard to pick a favorite, I have favorites in each genre, and then there's the "lead bass", or the song that is made by a unique bass line, without which the song really would not be so memorable or catchy. This month in BP there's a great article about Graham Maby, who is an example of what I am talking about. Sure he gets some incredible solos, but his lines made Joe Jackson's songs stick hit and stick.

If I need a solo, let me go to the source of a lot of what we call rock'n'roll, Mr Willie Dixon
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#2757472 - 02/20/16 01:09 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Bottom End]
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This is the first that came to mind. When Santana's Marathon album came out, "Stand Up/Runnin'" got lots of airplay on one of Detroit's rock stations for a while. "Stand Up" was ok, but I'd sit through it just to hear David Margen kill it on "Runnin'." Thanks to YouTube, you can just skip straight to it. smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh0WfZ4twes
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#2757566 - 02/20/16 06:57 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Wow, that was great, thanks for the tip!
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#2757621 - 02/21/16 04:41 AM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Bottom End]
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#2757767 - 02/21/16 02:38 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: ABGBrian]
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On the bass, Derek Smalls -- he wrote this:
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#2758310 - 02/23/16 05:17 AM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: jcadmus]
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In my youth, this was the solo that did it for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Au1EaCb-0

starts at about 6:10
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#2758663 - 02/23/16 09:10 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: lug]
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thanks for that, Lug. It's been many years since I've heard the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
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#2758731 - 02/24/16 05:29 AM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: lug]
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Originally Posted By: lug
In my youth, this was the solo that did it for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Au1EaCb-0

starts at about 6:10

Aw, man, I LOVED that record. I remember trying to cop that solo note for note.
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#2758984 - 02/24/16 04:14 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: jcadmus]
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Originally Posted By: jcadmus
Originally Posted By: lug
In my youth, this was the solo that did it for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Au1EaCb-0

starts at about 6:10

Aw, man, I LOVED that record. I remember trying to cop that solo note for note.


I remember failing miserably to cop that solo note for note. grin
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#2758985 - 02/24/16 04:15 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: jeremy c]
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Originally Posted By: jeremy c
thanks for that, Lug. It's been many years since I've heard the Atlanta Rhythm Section.


ARS was just too cool for most the listening public. grin
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#2759285 - 02/25/16 05:07 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: lug]
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Paul Goddard was definitely an ace player, even that short solo in "Champagne Jam" is outstanding.
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#2774100 - 04/20/16 04:38 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: Bottom End]
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Bass solo...or solo bass?

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#2774131 - 04/20/16 08:01 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Bass solos, to be appealing to anyone who's not a bass player, should be short and sweet. That way they add a touch of awesome to the song. John Entwistle on his various incarnations of My Generation comes immediately to mind.

I think the pinnacle may be Matt Freeman on Rancid's Maxwell Murder.
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#2862287 - 06/22/17 05:25 PM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: kenfxj]
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Hadn't heard this song in a long time; totes forgot about Pino's gorgeous solo:

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#2862387 - 06/23/17 09:11 AM Re: Great Bass Solos [Re: hurricane hugo]
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That was my first noticeable introduction to fretless bass, and a solo I love to this day.
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