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Ben Harper and Juan Nelson

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funkdified, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. I was just at Ben Harpers site BH/TIC are covering Michelle by the Beatles for the new cd www.thisbirdhasflown.com a tribute to Rubber soul. If you go the the CD's web site you can hear him playing and I do believe it is a fretless. He also coverd Strawberry Fields a long time ago. Juan still amazes me everytime I hear him. He rocked at Bonnaroo a couple years ago. I was floored and not because of the drugs.
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Juan's playing has soul.
  3. Simply amazing bassist!!! i just hope he starts using his MTD's again!!!
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I think he sounds great with the Fender ;)
  5. watspan


    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I have the austin City limits festival dvd w/ these guys on it (Brown Eyed Girl) . I love juan's playing (finger and slap), tone and presence! Nice 5 string Fender w/ maple neck and white block inlays playing through a huge SWR rig turned perpendicular to the audience. I'd seen them once a year ago on Pepsi Smash or some such teeny bopper tv show and he grooved it there too.
  6. So do I :hyper:
  7. fenwickbacker


    Jun 12, 2004
    New Orleans
    I have the "Live from Mars" double CD, and his playing is really nice . . . of course he's only on one of the CD's, as the other is Ben solo. Overall, he's got solid lines, nice embellishes and a great sound.