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Does any bassist have more fun......

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funkee1, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    .....than Abraham LAboriel?

    I posted this on another forum that shall remain nameless, and they said it was "f**king horrible". Don't know what planet they're on.....
  2. He definitely looked like he was having fun.

    But, IMO at least, not a very good solo....
  3. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    He looked like he was having a blast. Was he playing a million notes and trying to show off while wanking on the damn thing? Not so much. I enjoyed it just to see someone so happy and in the moment.
    Clark Dark likes this.
  4. BrBss


    Jul 9, 2010
  5. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    The thing I liked about it was he built slowly, around a motif, and he never lost the groove, even with all that jumping around.

    Check it....metronomically perfect!
  6. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    Abe got a little carried away. His bass sounds great tho.
  7. JBTucci

    JBTucci Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    I'd venture to say that this guy is having just a Little more fun :ninja:


    But in all honesty I think he's the most over paid bassist of all time - no wonder they ditched him for Eddy's kid.
  8. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's always this guy:

  9. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Two separate topics - fun - no doubt he is the king of having fun; solo - not so much. I'm not sure what criteria you are using that you could call what he played a good solo, but everyone has an opinion.
  10. ToadMcFrog

    ToadMcFrog Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    It's not a solo, but Chris Loftlin kills this song, and looks like he's having a LOT of fun doing it:

  11. brownie_bass

    brownie_bass [this space for sale, cheap]

    Oct 3, 2013
    New York, NY
    I never get tired of this video. It is certainly the greatest thing on YouTube, possibly the greatest recording in the history of recorded video (though Citizen Kane was pretty good, too).
    Timmah likes this.
  12. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Impressive. I certainly couldn't play a single clean note jumping around like that.

    From your description, I was fully expecting to see this when I clicked that link.
    Need Gigs likes this.
  13. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    He looks like he's enjoying himself, I had to mute it though. Yikes.
  14. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    Actually, he kinda looks like ME!!
  15. Thummel

    Thummel Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    West Texas
    That's bad a$$!!
  16. randyripoff


    Jul 12, 2008
    Sorry, when it comes to fun you're not going to beat this.
  17. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    Well, my criteria was pretty clearly stated up above! Even with all that jumping around, he didn't play a note that didn't fit the chord progression, and never dropped a beat.
  18. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    Yeah its actually pretty weak sauce IMO but YMMV. Personally outside of Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway Live, I have rarely heard a bass solo that I thought was any good. Sorry.
  19. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    yeah that solo was pretty terrible. it wasnt even very musical haha.

    and in terms of jumping around, the dude in the Baixista forão! takes the cake on that one. guy brings serious lols.
  20. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    I guess we just disagee! However, that Williw Weeks solo is pretty cool, so we have that in common!