Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Airnotes, Dec 3, 2013.
This was the bass player in the house band for the recent 2013 Soul Train Awards. I also wonder who's playing bass.
I wanna say Valenti...
Headstock looks like IS and a third letter I can't make out. I opened it up on my ipad.
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.
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.
Two Fingers, I did the same thing before I posted. But the leader was Greg Phillinganes, I found that much out.
I got this off the video. I thought the bass player was Meshell Ndegeocello for a moment.
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?
Bossa UBJ maybe?
Winner! look at the headstock pattern.
You win the internet!
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.
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.
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.
That does look like Stokely Williams, but that jacket is definitely from the 1500 or nothing guys. They like to talk.
Read the previous posts. F1Filter nailed it.
Thank you F1, I can go to sleep now.
Thanks guys. I was not asking to buy that bass, I just wanted to know who that was and what bass he was using. It really sounded great for the show, it nailed all the past, present, and future sounds. Of course I don't know what pedals,etc...but the bass had a serious tone to boot. Check this tune out from the show:
One more: There is a full shot of the bass player at 2:20. Sounds delicious on this tune.
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