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Favourite bass solos

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Similar to the lines thread, only this one pertains to solos.

    Ill start:

    Hey you - Pink Floyd - gotta love that intro
    Aeroplane - RHCP - Both solos are good, and a good example of fleas non slap skill
    Sabbath - War pigs intro and NIB (Bassically) - Cant go wrong

    Keep them coming
  2. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Artist: Frank Gambale
    Album: Coming to your senses
    Song: Salvador once more
    Bassist: Ric Fierabracci

    Review: OMFG! That's what a bass solo should be - melodic, tasteful, and with a nice sprinkle of chops - I defretted my bass just for that song.
  3. Wolf


    Jan 30, 2004
    Gary Willis! They're pretty much all amazing. The Everlasting
    Night is awesome. Armegadon Blues is awesome.
    Speak! Self Defense!
  4. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Yes - Heart Of The Sunrise, The Fish, Does It Really Happen?
    Tony MacAlpine - Birds of Prey
    Stanley Clarke - School Days
    Rush - La Villa Strangiato, YYZ, Red Barchetta
    Primus - Tommy The Cat, Blue Collar Tweakers, Fish On
    Billy Sheehan - NV43345, Back In The Day, Something She Said, Long Walk Home
    Victor Wooten - Amazing Grace, Sinister Minister, Overjoyed
    Jaco - Chromatic Fantasy, PoT, Donna Lee, Continuum
  5. Anesthesia (pulling teeth) - Metallica
    IMO cliff burton is awesome when he gets going :bassist:
  6. Weather Report - Port of Entry

    Stanley Clarke - Overjoyed

    Marcus Miller - Summertime

    Stu Hamm - Further Down Market

    Victor Wooten - Loop solos

    Les Claypool - The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon, Nature Boy
  7. jetsetvet

    jetsetvet Banned

    Mar 24, 2005
    Artist: Jean-Luc Ponty
    Album: Cosmic Messenger
    Song: Egocentric Molecules
    Bassist: Ralphe Armstrong

    Great tone from a Gibson Ripper...great solo...hell the whole tune is built on a bass solo. Ralphe is a great unsung bass player.
  8. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
  9. Red701


    Aug 5, 2005
    Vic Wooten.

    'nuff said
  10. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Marcus Miller - La Villette

    This song blows me away every time. Very rarely can I listen to a song of this type and enjoy it, but I can't seem to stop with this one. The solo starts about 1:20 into the song and slowly builds to a climax. Absolutely insane...
  11. not really a solo but damn cool line

    my friend of missery
    jason newstead
  12. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    There are lots of great solo bass pieces, but I understand a solo here as an improvised performance. Having said that, one solo that always blows my mind is Jaco's "Jam in E" from his "Modern Electric Bass" instructional video. If all that tasty, groovy stuff was totally improvised I can tell it's one of the best examples to show his genius as a player. And he wasn't in his best shape at that time!
  13. anything by stu hamm considering its all bass solos ;-)
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    west bruce & laing- powerhouse sod
    • Hawkwind "Orgone Accumulator" on Space Ritual Live (Lemmy Kilmister)
    • Can "Yoo Doo Right" on Monster Movie (Holger Czukay)
    • Jimi Hendrix Experience ''1983" on Electric Ladyland (Noel Redding?)
    Would love to see some detailed tab on those first two.
  15. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    +1 for several of the above. I'd add in almost anything by Percy Jones in his Brand X days or some of Jeff Berlin's stuff with Bruford about the time of the One of a Kind/Gradually Going Tornado albums.

    I really like Alphonso Johnson's solo on "Every Tear from Every Eye" by John McLaughlin. One of the most musical bass solos I have heard - not complicated chops wise, but beautifully melodic.

    In total contrast to that one, my favourite slap solo must be Mark King on the title track of the Influences album. :eek:
  16. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    "Spain"-Stanley Clarke

    "Haitian Fight Song"-Charles Mingus

  17. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I just bought this CD (Silver Rain), and I have to agree. Marcus is SICK on La Villette and in the rest of the songs.
  18. Primus- Tommy the Cat
    Coroner- Spiral Dream
    Jaco- PoT
    Sadus- Images
    Mingus- Git It in Your Soul (I THINK)
    Salem- A Moment of Silence
    SMF- Bassic Instinct
    Black Sabbath- Bassically
    Violent Femmes- Please Do Not Go, Add It Up, Kiss Off
    Control Denied- Consumed

    All I can think of. Hope there's enough variety...
  19. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    Havona.... Jaco on heavy weather
    Great solo, Technical, Harmony wise, and sounds so musical. :bassist: