1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. Register a FREE Account to post and unlock tons of features!

That's a road worn P bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kcole4001, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    A worn ol' P through an Ampeg:


    Bassist is Scot Sutherland with Samantha Fish.
  2. Sponsored by:

  3. I didn't notice no p bass...

    Hmmmmmm, legs........:smug:
  4. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    That's girl's the real deal!!
  5. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Yeah, I just spent 2 hours watching her on y'tube.
    Great stuff!
  6. toomanyslurpees


    Jan 21, 2009
    Any girl that can rock war pigs is alright with me!
  7. Rugaar


    Apr 11, 2007
    Fantastic. Love the p bass. That girl's strong. Helluva guitar player and her voice has an interesting twang to it. Kinda in the ballpark of Amy Winehouse maybe? Not sure that's it, but somebody.

    Bass solo in this song from the same performance as above.

    SAMANTHA FISH "Killing Floor" 3-21-14
  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I noticed the closeups during the bass solo that it looks like the bass has aftermarket pickups without exposed poles, perhaps EMGs?
  9. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    She definitely has that 'something'.
    Talent, stage presence, and delivery.
    Pretty cute, too, and she seems like a real sweety in interviews.
    I hope she does well.
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    WOW BOB WOW - that's way too much stimulation this early in the morning! How am I supposed to get through the rest of the day?

    Seriously - what a power-house! (oh yah, what was this thread about?)
  11. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
  12. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    That was great! Thanks for sharing, I have a new artist to check out now.
  13. thebrian

    thebrian here comes the boom Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Looks like that old P has a Jazz neck on it, judging by the decal on the headstock, and it looks pretty skinny at the nut too. The vid quality isn't great, but it looks like a early or mid '60s J decal.
  14. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    a BA bridge and Dunlop strap-locks also - I love the way he looks - his presence both on bass and physically firmly states BASS PLAYER! A great trio!
  15. extreme


    Mar 20, 2000
    Yeah! I'm happy to see Scot Sutherland getting some props on here! He's the best bass player nobody seems to know about. Every project he's been a part of over the last number of years ends up winning blues awards and he even was nominated for a "best bass player" blues award last year.

    Here's a clip y'all HAVE to check out to understand what this cat is all about:

    Scot's been playing this same P-bass for a while, but it's really starting to take a beating as those '70s poly finishes start flaking badly when exposed to lots of climate extremes. The bass is a '71 with EMG pickups, Badass bridge, and well worn in D'addario Brite Flats. It's a B-width neck as is standard on '68-'81 P-basses. Scot will jam some foam up under the strings near the bridge for a softer sound depending on the gig. Scot got a chance to hang with Duck Dunn at a blues event down in Memphis before Duck passed and got him to sign the bass. It is also signed by Rocco Prestia.

    The bass is really nice, but Scot can make any bass sound like a million bucks...it's in his hands and his soul. Check his website and facebook pages for more info.


    Arizona Jones and JIO like this.
  16. Timmah


    May 19, 2011
    A little bit of Amy Winehouse, a little bit of Susan Tedeschi, and a whole lotta leg. ;) I love the bass playing too. It's nice to see a lady playing the blues with style substance and skill rather than a prop-up pop style. I'm gonna lose a couple hours listening now... :bassist:
  17. thebrian

    thebrian here comes the boom Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    I guess it's just the video quality.. it didn't look like the "TV logo" to me on the HS because they're usually easy to see, but I can see it on his pics on his site, so it is a '70s P neck. He's definitely a great bass player too!
  18. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Thanks for posting - he's speakin' our language w/that performance!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  19. LoTone

    LoTone Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Connecticut, USA
    Thanks for the Youtube link. I watch the video and I liked it so much that I went on iTunes and bought 3 albums from her.
  20. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    I believe Mr. Sutherland has played bass before. The only things I don't like are his shoes :)

Share This Page