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Is there any bassist that play jazz with a P-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by maturanesa, Nov 5, 2012.


  1. maturanesa

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    Or any jazz track recorded with a P-bass...
     
  2. BKBassDude

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    Lots of electric Miles records from the 70s and Herbie Hancock from the same era featured P bass. I'm sure there's quite a bit more but those come to mind first.
     
  3. Duckwater

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    Does Jazz Fusion count? If it does, there are a bunch. Some of my favorites are Paul Jackson and Freddie Washington with Herbie Hancock, Alfonso Johnson on some of the early Weather Report albums, Mark Wood with Mideski, Martin, & Wood, Billy Sheehan with Niacin, and Marcello Gulliani iwth Erik Truffaz.

     
  4. George Mann

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    If you are talking about split-coil specifically, then for electronic yes, for acoustic, no.
     
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  6. grrg63

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  7. theevilplankton

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    Ralphe Armstrong played a fretless P with the Mahavishnu Orchestra - I read an article somewhere in which Ralphe saying that it's one of the reasons he got the job!

    Chuck Rainey played a P - some jazzy lines with Steely Dan and early Rickie Lee Jones (I think)....not really jazz, though.

    Agree with the Fusion thing - a natural home for the P.
     
  8. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me. Supporting Member

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    Of course not. Jazz is played with Jazz basses. That's how it got the name.

    People using Precision basses always play in the genre of Precision. Silly.
     
  9. El-Bob

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    +1
     
  10. IPA

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    That's why jazz guitar players only play Jazzmasters, right? :p
     
  11. Ric5

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    I like to play thunder with a thunderbird.
     
  12. bluesblaster

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    Max Bennet comes to mind
     
  13. wrench45us

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    does little to explain stratocaster or telecaster

    precision was meaningful when it was unveiled as a precise alternative to DB
     
  14. F-Clef-Jef

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    I can only play Jewish music with my Steinberger...
     
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    What about the Jaguar bass?

    Or my personal favorite ... the Frankensteined bass!!!
     
  16. kai_ski

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    I found this video a while ago. Very cool use of a P bass.

     
  17. Stilettoprefer

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    I play jazz with a parts P bass that wears old flats. Works well, and I can get a thumpier sound than the other bassist who plays a Jazz copy.
     
  18. DWBass

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    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    I use a P/J (as well as other basses). Does that count?
     
  20. klejst

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    Generally speaking you do not have to play Jazz music with a Jazz bass ;)


    I have seen P basses being used in anything from rock and metal to slap, jazz and r&b. It all comes down to personal preference and desired tone/sound.
     
  21. Buster Brown

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    Actually, truth be told, if you even ATTEMPT to play jazz with a Precision, you will be visited late at night by thugs from the Federation of Real Jazz Players Who Only Use A Jazz Bass....or the FRJPWOUAJB....not a good thing to witness.......:p
     

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