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Does Mccartney play bass on the stage?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by AndrewsBase, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. AndrewsBase


    Feb 12, 2014
    Check it out at: 00.40
  2. I must have missed it. His fingering looked correct and sync'd to the audio to me.
  3. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    McCartney has always been one of the best at singing and playing bass at the same time.
  4. Yeah, I would have been shocked to find he wasn't playing his own bass lines.
  5. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Yes, he's a master at making it look simple. Go back to some of the Ed Sullivan footage and he was making it look easy even back then.
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1000 I mean the guy has been doing it for awhile?
  7. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    It's right on the money. What's the problem?
  8. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Of course Paul plays the bass on stage , this is an official video, there are alot of edition that has been done, check his right hand , he is playing the right notes maybe the video it is not in sync.
  9. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    He usually has blocks of piano songs, bass songs and guitar songs.
  10. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    That blonde around 0:30! ;)
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I don't get what you are seeing, It looks right to me? Are you talking about when he takes his fretting hand off the neck?
  12. dregsfan

    dregsfan Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    McCartney frightens me. :D
  13. Clearwave


    Sep 29, 2011
    The Future
    I just watched that for the first time in 20 years. I was shocked how good they were.
  14. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    When he takes his hand off the neck, it's an open string is all. His right hand is still going. It's just not in the frame.
  15. Indeed.

    Who says playing in a cover band doesn't make you a good musician? By the time they got to the Sullivan show, they could do this in their sleep.
  16. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Yeah... Paul will point a lot at the audience or up in the air with his fretting hand. He's still playing the open string.
    After 50+ years of bass playing, he's got it down better than most...
  17. Ibbyguy 13

    Ibbyguy 13

    Mar 4, 2013
    Land of Oz
    Yes,he's playing......he's also the Walrus:smug:
  18. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Look, I didn't watch the video, but I guarantee you this:

    If Paul McCartney takes his hand off the neck, and you still hear the note, THAT'S JUST HOW GOOD HE IS.
  19. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011

    LOL. This made me laugh.

    McCartney may have to start faking it a few years down the road from now and it will be forgivable because he's earned the right to fake it, but no way he's faking it now or in that video.

    Personally I doubt he would ever fake it. He might simplify, but fake it? Not gonna happen. In fact I'm not listening to this suggestion at all BLAH BLAH BLAH hands over my ears I can't hear you
  20. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    That's one of my favorite video's! Jeez, that band is SO good! That stage set is killer!

    Love the dancing ladies.....and ya gotta love that little girl at 1:21 who's so into it!