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recommend me some p-bass funk!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by williamk, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    I'd like to here some good fingerstyle pop/funk/soul/disco with p-bass! anything from old to new! I'm already quite familiar with Jameson (Jamerson?), so what else should I be listening too? perhaps a bit more pop/slap as well?
    suggestions! post'em here!
  2. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Freddie Washington, Paul Jackson, Rocco Prestia, (early)Louis Johnson, The Commodores
  3. Nitzan


    Dec 17, 2011
    Endorsing Artist: SIT Strings,InTune picks,EC custom shop,Mono cases
    The Meters, Chic, Parliament Funkadelic, there's more...
  4. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    not that much fingerstyle p-bass is those examples so far...!
  5. Current bands: Poets of Rhythm, Breakestra, New Mastersounds ...

    Most older (pre 73) funk was with a Precision. Innersouls, The Highlighters, Wille & The Mighty Magnificents, The Soul Destroyers, Detroit Sex Machines, Carleen and the Groovers (I think), Most of James Brown's stuff was with a P Bass before Bootsy (some possibly with a Vox Sidewinder). JB's Maceo and the Kings Men etc...
  6. Serious?

    Meters, Chic (known for playing a Ray but I believe did the major recornings with a P), Rocco Prestia (PJ).
    If Bernard Edwards, George Porter, and Rocco don't qualify as fingerstyle....
  7. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
  8. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    i didnt know that...indeed when I think chic I think ray
  9. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    All of these guys play fingerstyle, some of them just like to slap as well.
  10. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    i know, it was the "p-bass" part that was unclear
  11. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Yeah guys like Bernard and Louis Johnson switched around a lot, and Parliament/Funkadelic switched between a bunch of bass players.
  12. trowaclown


    Feb 26, 2008
    Cake's bassist uses a P bass most of the time, IIRC.
  13. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    +1 on the Cake guy. He finds a groove in the pocket and doesn't mess with it.

    (Parental advisory)

    Commodores, James Brown, Steely Dan.
  14. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Came in to post this!

    OP, check out Paul's work on mid-70s Herbie Hancock albums, especially Thrust and Headhunters. 100% pure badass finger-style funk on a Fender Precision Bass. So funky it stanks.
  15. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    cool! any songs in particular?
  16. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    ^ All of them, seriously. I love Paul Jackson's playing and tone so much.

  17. crlujan


    Jul 26, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Yeah. Definitely check out The Meters. That's all finger-style on a Precision.

    Graham Central Station for that old-school slap and pop on a Jazz.

    If you're into P-Funk, check out Funkadelic. Lots of different styles in their music. Alot of times within the same song.

    Oh... I apologize if I got off topic. For some reason I read your title as "P-Funk bass".
  18. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Lettuce...you're welcome
  19. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    For me, it doesn't get any better than Rocco.
    And I don't care what he's playing.

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