Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (What bass??)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Bassline_Delux, May 8, 2005.

  1. The title pretty much says it all. I would have posted this in recordings, but the question is pertaining to the bass used so I posted here, correct me if I misposted.
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I heard Freddy Washington played a Precision on that track.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I can't confirm the bass but it damn sure sounded like a Precision!
  4. Yeah, that sure sounds like a Precision on the recording. Love that tune and that slap line.

    Does anyone have a transcription of that bass line? I've tried to figure it out by ear, but I've never got it right; there's a lot going on. Thanks.
  5. tangobass


    Jan 15, 2005
    Freddie washington with a fender precision. I read this in a bass player magazine
  6. bgartist


    Feb 4, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    **Ready Freddie Washington on Precision!
  7. The full line was transcribed in a Bass Player mag' a few years ago, the one with Doug Wimbish on the cover, from the Jungle Funk days.
    Its a nice line to play, I've played it in a band and I've got me playing it on mini disc somewhere !

  8. Yup, I remember reading it was a P bass also.

  9. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Yup, it was Freddy with a Precision. Anyone know the details on his Precision (maple/rosewood? ash/alder?) I'm pretty sure it's burst but forget the rest...
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I think it was a Precision.

  11. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Are you guy's sure it was a precision? :bag:
    Steve Boisen likes this.
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Found through a google search.
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Looks like it might be a Precision after all.
  14. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I read an interview in Bass Player about that particular song and he said it was recorded with a Fender Precision.
  15. bassthumpa


    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    I read a post that said that said that it was a precision, according to an interview in an old Bass Player magazine.

  16. NO!!! Its not a Pbass, its a synthesizer. You guys are thinking of the Seinfeld theme. THAT was done with a P bass.

    Randy :D
  17. bassmanjones


    Feb 23, 2002
    Boston, MA

    I read a post about a post written with precision that said he played it with a bass made from old issues of Bass Player magazine....pass it on! :D
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md

  19. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    He said he had EMG pickups in it.
    I think it was a burst with a maple neck.
    I also think that issue of BP had the transcription in it.
  20. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    He actually used the early prototype of a fretless Conklin GT-7 on that track. . . not a lot of people know that.