Favorite Bass Solo(s)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by alexssandro, Jun 19, 2000.

  1. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    David Gilmour's "Murder" (1984), with Pino Palladino on bass. Even though Gilmour himself ain't too shabby on bass – see Pink Floyd's "Hey You" (1979) and other tunes – this was the song that first inspired me to explore the Realm of Fretlessness.

  2. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Peter Hook on New Order "The Perfect Kiss".

    Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway "Everything is Everything"

    Marcus Miller pretty much a heap of his "Tales" album
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  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Great choice!
  4. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Both of my friends have complimented me on my good taste.
  5. tpa


    Dec 1, 2007
    København, Danmark

    The solo starts at 4:55 but don't miss the opportunity to also hear from the start because these 4:55 prepares the listener for the solo :)
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  6. joebeadg


    Sep 1, 2010
    eustis fl
    powerhouse sod, Jack Bruce with west bruce and laing, off the live and kickin album. Awsome solo
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  7. 7dollarbologna


    Apr 22, 2014
    Downtown Albuquerque
    Desert Eccentric
    Roscoe Beck - Zap
  8. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    Anything by the late Paul Goddard of ARS. Try out "Another Man's Woman" from their live album, Are You Ready. The man could flat out play that Rick.
  9. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    And Justice For All. ;)

    But really Jason Newsteds solos

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  10. Blissful_Lad

    Blissful_Lad Inactive

    Feb 22, 2018
    There's really only one:

    John Entwistle, "My Generation"
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  11. This is one of Janek Gwizdalas solo bass songs. It’s called Sadie’s song. He literally is a one man band on this creating drums and everything using two ditto loopers. Incorporates the boss pitch shifter for the high parts, the dod meatbox for the subby basslines towards the end.
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  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Bass solo starts at 2:25 and goes to about 3:10. Killer song.

  13. baxter_x


    Nov 27, 2013
    Coffee shop bridge from the RHCP.
  14. squidtastic

    squidtastic Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    I've spent hours shedding this tune and have never been able to get to Marcus' level of rhythmic mastery:

    To my ear, there's no other bassist more rhythmically authoritative than Marcus.
    Actually, now that I think of it, Mark King is right there with Marcus as far as authoritative rhythm:
  15. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    There's about 10 seconds of "bass solo" that have electrified me since I first heard it. That's all it needs, and I wish it would just keep going... I can rewind over this a dozen times in a row and never be dissatisfied:

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  16. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    Anything Alain Caron does.:thumbsup:
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  17. Jaime Tortosa

    Jaime Tortosa

    Jun 29, 2018
    Good ones
  18. Andy Cass

    Andy Cass

    May 27, 2016
    Derbyshire UK
    The great Paul Raven R.I.P. massive fan of his work with killing Joke.

    Probably this bass line, from JJ Burnel, Is the one that made me want to pick up a bass. Really kicks in around 3:24 mins.
  19. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Gary Willis - It's only music
    The full song.
  20. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
    Short and sweet solos such as Entwistle's bass playing on "My Generation" and Geddy Lee's short spurts on "YYZ", "Malignant Narcissism", and others are excellent. Long, drawn out Jaco-type solos put me to sleep.
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