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Bassist for Bad Company...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Boz Burrell is an excellent bassist. Anyone agree? did he play a fretless on something like Bad Company (the song)?

  2. He is really cool. If you like Bad Company , check out the King Crimson album Islands and the live album Earthbound or anything from 72-73. He sings pretty well and plays an very good fusion/rock improvisational style.
  3. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    iirc he played fretless on pretty much all of the Bad Company songs.
  4. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    IIRC, it was an Ampeg fretless with the scroll peghead.

    I have to admit, his playing doesn't strike me as all that special, but I have to give him props in a sense for having the guts to learn bass completely from scratch (under Robert Fripp's tutelage) in order to play in something as demanding as King Crimson. Most people in that position would've fled in terror.
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Great Player! A early influence on me......some nice greasy grooves on the first couple Bad Co albums.
  6. Recently listening to Bad Co Greatest Hits CD

    Fretless before Jaco also includes Ron Wood with Rod Stewart

    As much as I admire and respect Jaco
    I enjoy playing Bad Co much more

    Don't need it since I own a Zon Sonus 6 fretless but as it is"precious" I am considering a Squier fretless or EEB bass ; an affordable version of the Ampeg Scroll fretless
  7. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    He had some good parts. On "Ready For Love", what's he using? A phase shifter?