Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    no clue.. but whatever he's playing is awesome haha... i also saw him toss that warwick in the un2 the yr dvd.... but i never seen him toss a jazz bass ahaha...

    man i love that video. thanks for linkin it up man.
  2. Mulder


    Jan 30, 2006
    My teacher has a signature bass which he doesn't use that much himself..sometimes it's just about the money you know ;) Altough i can't imagine how much Fender would have to pay to get the prince's not like Prince has a hard time earning his daily bread i thik.
  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I also have the Rave 2000 dvd and he does toss the Warwick across the stage where it landed like he tossed it to a pile of junk!
    It even bounced before it landed!:eek:
    Never seen him toss a jazz bass either!:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Nice clip. Prince is freakishly talented; he can play any instrument like a fulll time specialist plus he writes sings and performs among the best of all time. It's just fun to see him on bass for a change.
  5. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    Anytime I've seen him recently he's been playing that thumb. It's white with a print of an eye on the front, if you can't see.
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Prince is sure talented.
    But, he sound like Larry Graham too me?
  7. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Prince is an amazing bass player,i have some clips on him playing and he is very,very underrated bassist.
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Dude, is that a problem?:bassist:
  9. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hey, if Prince doesn't want those Thumbs, I'll take 'em. Even if they are a bit dinged up.
  10. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Because Thumbs KICK BUTT!!!!!

    (And are tougher than heck.)


  11. dee rob

    dee rob

    Feb 3, 2003
    austin, tx
    obviously you guys are not big prince fans....he's using the thumb 'cuz it matches the outfit.....:D

  12. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    at one point or another prince has played about every bass out there hehe. Many of his instruments are custom made or obscure too.
  13. zac2944

    zac2944 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Because it is an all white Warwick! Nothing is as sexy as an all white bass. Larry Graham knew what he was doing with the white basses.
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    He also plays a custom black Lakland.
  15. well im a huge prince fan, got the alladin dvd too, and theres a shot of an ESP jazz bass on there too ive seen him use...but ive read countless interviews with him and his bass players that he'll always come back to the 70's fender and as rhonda smith says "its his tone, theres nothing else for him".....

    thats why rhondas not playing laklands anymore and she's using the jazz's with prince....

    but prince sounding like larry?, princes music is heavily influencd by GCS and Sly Stone....where else can he cop those grooves

    i wouldnt say prince is a guitarist/vocalist/bassist...he's just an overall freakish musician, you cant classify him to a seperate instrument, he's THE musician, nothing less
  16. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I'm not a prince fan, not my style, but no matter how I feel I can't help but be impressed with his talent. That guy can PLAY, both Guitar and Bass.
    I'll bet he can really care less what I think of his wardrobe.
  17. and flute and sax, drums, keys, i dont think theres an instrument he doesnt play....considering he played everything on musicology and im sure he would of done the same on a few of his other albums..and his vocal range is really impressive too