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Famous songs associated with basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Musicfreak1988, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Musicfreak1988


    Feb 2, 2005

    Just look at the thread title and add your knowledge ;)

    I was thinking of
    Chic - Le Freak : Stingray
    Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots : P-bass

    ... and so on... if you know something, it would be very appreciated if you'd add it to this thread.

  2. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Yes - Roundabout : Rickenbacker
  3. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I'll second that! It really may be the only song that comes to mind when thinking of a particular instrument.
  4. School Days - Alembic
  5. What Is Hip? - Precision
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    "For The Love Of Money", O'Jays: P-bass

    Heck, most classic Motown is P-bass.

    "Hot Legs", Rod Stewart: J-bass!
  7. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    All Spectors:

    Eyes Of A Stranger
    I Don't Believe In Love
    Jet City Woman

    Get The Funk Out

    (Skid Row)
    Piece Of Me
    Youth Gone Wild


    (Danger Danger)
    Naughty Naughty

  8. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    who played bass on James Taylor's Fire and Rain, and does anyone know his set up? I've always enjoyed the bass tone in that song
  9. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    Lee Sklar, Franken P
  10. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Aint we funkin' now-Louis Johnson-Sting Ray
    Pop Life-Prince-Alembic Distillate
    I wanna play for you-Stanley Clarke-Alembic w/bigsby vibrato
    Shy Shy-Nick Beggs-Wal
    Thankufaletinmebemicelfagain-Larry Graham-Jazz Bass
    Owner of a lonley heart-Chris Squire-Mouradian
    YYZ-Geddy Lee-Jazz Bass
    Munchies for your love-BOOTSY-Space Bass
    2001 a BASS oddessy-Jermaine Jackson-Alembic Series I
    Wide reciever-Michael Henderson-Jaydee
    Tutu-Marcus Miller-Jazz Bass Modified
    Elephants and Flowers-Prince-Auerswald
  11. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Birdland-fretless Jazz bass
    Sunshine of Your Love-Gibson EB-3
    What is Hip-P-bass.
  12. Does anyone know what bass was used for Pink Floyd's "Hey You"?
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I think it was David Gilmour (not Roger Waters) playing a fretless P-bass... confirmation, anyone?
  14. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    "Stomp" - Brothers Johnson (Stingray)
  15. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    Anything by Rush.
    I think Geddy's basses are in this order: P-bass, J-bass, Rick, Wal, and back to the Jazz.
  16. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    I had read somewhere IIRC that it was a Charvel bass
  17. Anything by Primus - Carl Thompon
    Steam- Peter Gabriel- Stingray
    Jeremy- Pearl Jam- Hamer
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Oooh let me play along :smug:

    Power - Marcus Miller - bright-sounding modified Jazz
    Most of the things from Richard Bona - Fodera
    Return of the space cowboy - Jamiroquai/Stuart Zender - growly wenge-necked Streamer LX
    My little dice - Siddharta (?) - now that's a growly Thumb!
    Neun-und-neunzig luftballons - ? - in-ya-face P-bass
    Almost anything by Iron Maiden - I bet you know the answer to that one ;)

    and so on
  19. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Rodger and he's back-up where both playing
    white Fender P's when I saw the Wall performed
    live at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, 1980.

    (The "Curtain Fire" performance)
  20. Musicfreak1988


    Feb 2, 2005
    Yeah, generally, I like the Jamiroquai basslines! Groovy baby :cool: !

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