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good fretless lines!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Hookha, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    Can you give my a good fretless bass lines?
  2. Reuben


    Aug 8, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Every song on Lou Reed's "The Blue Mask" (Fernando Saunders on bass)
  3. Tired_Thumb

    Tired_Thumb Guest

    Don Henley - Boys of Summer

    Obnoxiously simple bassline, but very effective with the fretless action.
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

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


    (Sorry, couldn't resist)

    Seriously, check Paul Simon's "Graceland". Bakithi Kumalo really shines with his fretless Washburn in that album. "A Remark You Made", played by Jaco with Weather Report, is one of my all-time favorite fretless tunes.
  5. Since no one else has done it...JACO!!
    on his self titled album, Come on, come over is a great bass line and its simple

    I havent heard it, except in samples, but i think Jaco on Joni Mitchell's Hejira is great too.
  6. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

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

    Respectfully, I must say that Jaco played "Come On, Come Over" on his fretted bass.
  7. IanStephenson

    IanStephenson UnRegistered User

    Apr 8, 2006
    When Last We Spoke - Mike Manring on Drastic Measures.

    and of course you should learn Pino Paladino's Paul Young lines THEN SIGN AN OATH NEVER TO PLAY THEM. They are fantastic but so cheesy.

  8. Alvara - you sly dog

    Play it on a fretless anyway :)
    Jaco's tone is just there with both basses, i can't tell
  9. boris


    Dec 15, 2005
    'Hey You' - Pink Floyd
  10. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA

    And if you wanna get into it, I say you are either my hero, or you're totally kidding yourself if you think that bass line is simple when it goes to the chorus...
  11. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    King of Pain by the Police...
  12. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Paul Young's cover of Daryl Hall's Everytime You Go Away, with Pino Palladino on fretless...

  13. Zachass

    Zachass Peavey Partizan

  14. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Cant believe no-ones mentioned Jaco work on Joni Mitchells "refuge of the roads"..now to me that is the ultimate in fretless playing.

    other honourable mentions:
    Kate Bush Babooshka (sp)...(Mick Karn????)
    Zucchero senza una donna (sp)...Pino..simple line but THE TONE
    Paul Simon the whole Graceland album...Baghiti Kumalo
    Moving Hearts "Half Moon"...Eoghan O Neill...Beautiful

    And I dont care what anyone says..Chris De BLUUUURGHHS "Lady in red" is the naffest, most vomit inducing song EVER recorded but the bassline is brilliant..
  15. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians - Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars & their second album

    Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

    Bobby McFerrin - Beyond Words

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