Favorite Bass Solo(s)

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

  1. omnimutant


    Dec 14, 2009
    I'm just blown away by the fact that this thread is 11 years old!
  2. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    i wouldnt be surprised if this has been ask before. preferably one that dosn't go overboard on upper register.
    i might be breaking my own rule here but one of my faves is by Victor Wooten on the song 'My name is Victa' i believe he's using a 4 strings 24 fret.

    edit note: the name of this thread was changed from 'The best bass solo in a song'
  3. First thing that comes to mind is the little 2 measure bass melody at the tail end of "Witch Hunt" from Rush off Moving Pictures... so fitting to the mood / emotion of the tune, but it always leaves me wanting for more.

    So I'll have to put "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes off Fragile as my 'favorite'

    (there is no best in music... no expression can be absolute, it's subjective)
  4. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    this i realize i just put 'best' because it just sounded good in the title.
  5. rouge127


    Apr 2, 2007
    Columbus OH
    Just to get it out of the way.....Geddy Lee in "Freewill"
  6. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
  7. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
  8. trayner1


    Jul 1, 2010
    La Jolla,CA
    I don't mean to be stereotypical, but Rush's "La Villa Strangiato" deserves high accolades for guitar wizardry, drum virtuosity, and possibly the greatest short bass solo in the history of man. Geddy also does fine work in live performances of "Driven" and "Leave That Thing Alone."
    He is matched only by Chris Squire, whose work in "Heart of the Sunrise" is simply a revelation.
  9. Rancid - Maxwell Murder -- Apparently i'm of another generation :S
  10. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    The opening phrase of "Schism" by Tool.

    No, not really. I honestly can't think of anything by Chancellor that could be considered a traditional solo.

    So for sake of not closing this tab and lack of interest on looking thru my music archive, I'll say "(-) Ions" by Tool.

    YouTube - ‪Tool - Cesaro Summability‬‏

    Had a friend recreate this on his whammy once. My parents had to build a new house.
  11. Lawkeeper


    Mar 12, 2011
    The Netherlands
    John Paul Jones' bass slap solo in Them Crooked Vultures' Scumbag Blues, live at Cologne '09. That was brilliant.
  12. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    that song with tal is one of my faves as well. shes got another one i really like as well that she plays at the crossroads fest i just wasn't sure if what she was playing was improve.the solo on 'free will' is another fav. i still haven't gotten around to listening to the song james suggested yet.its kind of late to be blasting music were i am right now and i dont have head phones.
  13. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008

    "wait, wait! why are you running away?"

    "drums.... the drums stopped...."

    "so? what does it mean when the drums stop?"

    *wide eyed. FEAR*

    "..... BASS SOLO!!"
  14. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    leave that thing alone' is another good one by geddy it sounded good in the rush in rio concert and i almost forgot about 'maxwell murder' i remember hearing that back in high school/junior high during the grockster/morpheus era
  15. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    oh and before i forget OT, unless u already know you should check out this other female bass player her name is BassIda a.k.a. Ida Funkhouser. shes sponsored by tc electronics i believe
  16. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
  17. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    Paul S. Denman's solo in Sade's "Smooth Operator" has long been one of my favorites.
  18. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    I was too caught up in the weapon transfer to notice the bass solo. Had to watch again! This is intense stuff!

    Edit: I thought that the bassist was sitting in a stool, explaining the high positioning of the bass. Nope. His bass strap is simply a short necklace - loves playing with his laryngeal prominence.
  19. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    A wilhelm scream - the horse

    Most awesome bass solo I can think of...
  20. mindinspace


    Feb 27, 2011
    a couple incubus songs -

    the bridge in redefine, simple yet soooooo sick
    live version of sick sad little world

    and i'll throw in around the world by rhcp just cuz its flea, and flea is a badass

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