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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Airnotes, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013

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  2. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013
    This was the bass player in the house band for the recent 2013 Soul Train Awards. I also wonder who's playing bass.
  3. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Hammersmith Music
    I wanna say Valenti...
  4. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013
    Headstock looks like IS and a third letter I can't make out. I opened it up on my ipad.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Man, while I was rocking my two year old (literally not figuratively) I searched the web for a half hour and could find NOTHING on the house band for that show. It's like they are keeping it a secret or something.
  6. Looks like an X but a Google search for ISX brings nothing up.

    I'll see if I can 'shop it. Contrast, Brightness and such to see if I can make any more visible.
    OP, I recommend you find the source of the image, and ask the photographer for the original or at least details about the bass.
  7. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013
    Two Fingers, I did the same thing before I posted. But the leader was Greg Phillinganes, I found that much out.
  8. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013
    I got this off the video. I thought the bass player was Meshell Ndegeocello for a moment.
  9. No fruitful results on my part unfortunately.
    I just could not find a bass like it with the same initials, and I must have tried 15 different initials.

    If it helps at all, the shadow of the string may be hiding part of the what we think is an I and an S - which could in reality be a B!
    Sorry I couldn't help.
    EDIT: Have you considered the posibility of a frankenbass?
  10. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

  11. F1Filter


    Feb 9, 2005
    SF, CA
    Bossa UBJ maybe?
  12. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    Winner! look at the headstock pattern.

    You win the internet!
  13. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    Good call.


    That "IS" you guys were seeing is part of the "B" from the Bossa logo.

    Edit: Had a hard time finding any pictures other than the tiny ones on Bossa's website.
    And that's kind of odd because looking at their artists list, it looks like some well known people play these, including Nathan Watts.
  14. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
    As far as I can recall, those young dudes with James Fauntleroy were the house band. They call themselves "1500 or nothing". They are mentioned in the same sentence as the Roots in some circles. I heard the name came from them saying they would take no less than $1500.00 to gig when they were starting out.
    They should not be too hard to Google. That is not Chucc on bass in the photo so you could ask them if they have a Twitter or something. You young guys should be up on this. I'm a old man.
  15. musicmaan


    May 24, 2013
    I think it's actually Stokley Williams of Mint Condition... going crazy trying to figure out what bass that is.... though I'm leaning towards Valenti as well.

  16. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
    That does look like Stokely Williams, but that jacket is definitely from the 1500 or nothing guys. They like to talk.
  17. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    Read the previous posts. F1Filter nailed it.
  18. musicmaan


    May 24, 2013
    Thank you F1, I can go to sleep now.
  19. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013
  20. Airnotes


    Sep 25, 2013