Does any bassist have more fun......

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  1. Funkee1

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    .....than Abraham LAboriel?



    I posted this on another forum that shall remain nameless, and they said it was "f**king horrible". Don't know what planet they're on.....
     
  2. robd

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    He definitely looked like he was having fun.

    But, IMO at least, not a very good solo....
     
  3. Fat Steve

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    He looked like he was having a blast. Was he playing a million notes and trying to show off while wanking on the damn thing? Not so much. I enjoyed it just to see someone so happy and in the moment.
     
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  6. Funkee1

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    The thing I liked about it was he built slowly, around a motif, and he never lost the groove, even with all that jumping around.

    Check it....metronomically perfect!
     
  7. OldDirtyBassist

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    Abe got a little carried away. His bass sounds great tho.
     
  8. JBTucci

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    I'd venture to say that this guy is having just a Little more fun :ninja:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ewsHwVOyyE

    But in all honesty I think he's the most over paid bassist of all time - no wonder they ditched him for Eddy's kid.
     
  9. esa372

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    There's always this guy:

    :bassist:
     
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    Two separate topics - fun - no doubt he is the king of having fun; solo - not so much. I'm not sure what criteria you are using that you could call what he played a good solo, but everyone has an opinion.
     
  11. ToadMcFrog

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    It's not a solo, but Chris Loftlin kills this song, and looks like he's having a LOT of fun doing it:

     
  12. brownie_bass

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    I never get tired of this video. It is certainly the greatest thing on YouTube, possibly the greatest recording in the history of recorded video (though Citizen Kane was pretty good, too).
     
  13. M0ses

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    Impressive. I certainly couldn't play a single clean note jumping around like that.



    From your description, I was fully expecting to see this when I clicked that link.
     
  14. IPA

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    He looks like he's enjoying himself, I had to mute it though. Yikes.
     
  15. Funkee1

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    Actually, he kinda looks like ME!!
     
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    That's bad a$$!!
     
  17. randyripoff

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    Sorry, when it comes to fun you're not going to beat this.
     
  18. Funkee1

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    Well, my criteria was pretty clearly stated up above! Even with all that jumping around, he didn't play a note that didn't fit the chord progression, and never dropped a beat.
     
  19. StrangerDanger

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    Yeah its actually pretty weak sauce IMO but YMMV. Personally outside of Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway Live, I have rarely heard a bass solo that I thought was any good. Sorry.
     
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    yeah that solo was pretty terrible. it wasnt even very musical haha.

    and in terms of jumping around, the dude in the Baixista forão! takes the cake on that one. guy brings serious lols.
     
  21. Funkee1

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    I guess we just disagee! However, that Williw Weeks solo is pretty cool, so we have that in common!
     

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