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Pino Palladino Bass Arsenal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MIMJAZZ, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    Couldn't say, while I was watching he didn't get much screen time, except for the solos in 'my generation'.
  2. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    How'd you watch it? I notice your location says London...
  3. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    London is correct but I'm at Jazz fest ... When I said 'screen' I meant the big ones beside the stage. It was rammed ... I couldn't get any closer.
  4. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Oh okay. Damn. I was hoping for a pro-shot video.
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Love this song:

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  6. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008

    This should be over here. Interesting looking bass.
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Pino plays impossible basslines because they seem to be without ego, yet they are utterly perfect. He can dominate a song from the background and from being upfront, or he can fade into the mix and be effective too. He has an innate bass feel that I don't think can be taught, but I suspect it can be learned. My goal is to have a feel like Pino's even though I don't want his style.
  8. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Early Pino, what is he playing here? "vigier"for give my spelling
  9. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Vigier basses? How about playing this one for me, miss can't look at the camera, "Marta Altesa?"
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015
  10. pino.

    This is one of Pino's personal instruments, a custom Sei guitar/bass.
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  11. HalfManHalfBass


    Jan 21, 2003

    I saw this one being built by Martin at the Bass Gallery in London some years back. I think Pino has since sold it though.

    I reckon that there can only be one Chalie Hunter in the universe at the same time! ;)
  12. Here's Pino with The Who playing '57(or '58; calling Fender Police to identify the suspect) Fender. Really beautiful aged 2-tone sunburst, matches perfectly with anodized pickguard.

  13. mojomike001


    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    The two-tone sunburst would indicate that this is likely a '57. In '58, they become three-tone.
  14. dinodino


    Mar 9, 2008
    Wonder what strings he rocks when playing with the Who. Doesn't look like normal TIs he is known for when playing his neo-soul stuff.
  15. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    He used to use Roto 66s with The Who, then switched to DR Black Beauties for the Quadrophenia tour, but it looks like he might be back to Roto 66s.
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  16. Fantastic looking bass! I want to know more about this one. Is it a original 57? early 58? Or maby Custom Shop?
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  17. LeMattMead

    LeMattMead Guest

    Nov 7, 2011
    Have just been watching footage of Pino with D'Angelo on Youtube, playing his red Lakland. It's amazing how Pino always sounds like Pino. There's probably a lesson to be learnt there.

    (I still want all the basses)
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  18. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    Ahh, it's a moon bass on the super jam with d'angelo... I've been trying to figure that out for about a year... The logo had me thinking that it was a Sandburg.
  19. billdylan


    Apr 28, 2009
    "Funny to see the Jeff Finch 5 fretless mentioned...there are pictures of it on the internet... it looked like an original MM stingray in a 5 configuration...the story however...is more convoluted....and time has taken its toll on my memory....jeff finch shot the boards on his musicman stingrays...roundwounds took their toll..so pino respected jeff's work...and mind you ...he was the finest luthier in the 90's...i remember the musicman style 5 with kent armstrong pickups built by jeff...(We were buddies ).... I seem to remember peavey pushing a bass at pino..he did'nt like it much...so.....it either became that 5 with new wings (It was a neck thru ).. and pups...or might have been a 6 string made as well by jeff......all i know is that i have a jeff finch mm style 5 that used the old wings from the peavey prototype re shaped ...jeff never wasted anything...i have a weird fretless 4 from jeff....he had a guy wanted his Wal neck fretted...jeff said .."too nice to fret "...so he made a new neck,,,as a result I've got a wal fretless neck on a finch wal mk 1 body...with dimarzio jazz pickups...man its fabulous...Jeff Finch....one of the great Luthiers...and a top man to know...hope this clears up a bit of history....
  20. Continuum


    Oct 31, 2005
    Pino's son Rocco uses his Squier Jazz Bass and the Lakland he used with D'angelo. (I know Pino's arsenal so well, when I looked at the Squier logo, I knew to look down for the MIDI pickup!) The Squier is Rocco's main bass and he's since removed the Roland.


    A little seen jam with Edie Brickell and James Gadd here.

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