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Best bass solo

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by spinandjuke, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. spinandjuke


    Jan 19, 2008
    What do you guys (and gals) think is the best bass solo of all time. :bassist:
  2. cammage


    Jan 8, 2008
    The Young Guy
    Easily one of the most original and one of the first bass solos I know of has to be by John Entwistle on the song My Generation.
  3. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
  4. High Heeled Sneakers off of Chuck Mangione's "Alive" album. Tony Levin on bass with Steve Gadd on drums. It still sticks with me 26 years after I first heard it.
  5. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Jack Bruce on Frank Zappa's "Apostrophe" is very ballsy.

    Tom Kriss of The James Gang plays a nice solo in their version of "Lost Woman Blues".
  6. stroh874


    Feb 15, 2008
    john entwistle's bass solos in live performances of 5:15 are just awe inspiring.
  7. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Tony Levin's intro on Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up". That was what got me into bass.
  8. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC

    +1 on this one for me as well.
  9. bassman1227


    Dec 28, 2007
    cliff burton on anesthesia pulling teeth
  10. Oh Yeah---+1
  11. Led Hendrix

    Led Hendrix

    Feb 17, 2008
    My vote goes for John Entwistle on My Generation.

    Edit: Or John Paul Jones on The Lemon Song.
  12. sublime0bass


    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC
    The Sinister Minister
  13. skiscem

    skiscem Supporting Member

    hell yeah
  14. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Maybe not the BEST, but one that just perked my ears up the other day after many many years, for it's soul and deceptive simplicity, and funk--Rick Laird's brief but no-nonsense bass solo on Birds of Fire.
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Egocentric Molecules by Jean Luc Ponty. I have no idea who the guy on bass was, but I hate his friggin guts!

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