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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by isuckbass, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. isuckbass


    Oct 1, 2001
    where might i be able to hear that "rare" bass solo at
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Don't bother - regardless of who actually played it, it sucks.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Yeah, it's a fake!
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Flea didn´t play that!
    it is NOT the greatest slap bass solo, u know
  5. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Who did play it?
    And what is the best bass solo ( I know there have been numerous threads about this but nothing shows up when I search)
  6. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    yeah, i don't think that's Flea playing, either - the tone is all wrong and so is the phrasing. it's really crappy, too. might impress bass newbies, though.
    as for "the best" bass solo, there are so many great solo bassists out there... Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Marcus Miller, Jonas Hellborg, Les Claypool (to a lesser degree IMO), Jaco Pastorius, there's quite a long list - suffice to say that anything by these cats will probably have you more than a little excited :D
  7. Flea did play that and it's on some bootleg or unreleased album called outtakes & demos '85-'88. I don't think it was meant to be some mind blowing bass solo though, it's probably just him sitting around in the studio and taped himself messing around on some stuff. Plus, most of what he was playing back then was pretty fast and not too complicated of stuff. I think he's definitely gotten more melodic in his playing since then. I'd say his playing on Mothers Milk or BSSM is more impressive than that solo. Whoever was asking about it, I think you can find it on pretty much any song sharing program, just search for flea rare bass solo or something along those lines.
  8. If you want some REAL Flea bass solos, check out his instructional video... alot of it is just him jamming with Chad Smith.

    There's no real educational value in the video, but its pretty inspiring.
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    What'd I miss? What are you guys talking about here? I'd like to know.
  10. same here.
  11. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    We're talking about an MP3 that was passed around in the Napster community back in the days, and probably has spread to other file-sharing platforms as well. It was labeled "RHCP - Flea rare bass solo" or something like that. 2:50 in length, and some pretty boring chops rather poorly performed in a low-quality recording. It *could* be an old home-made tape recording of a young Flea, or not, but it's in any case not worth downloading.
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    everything oyster said... :)

    Some nice solo bass:
    Billy Sheehan - NV43345
    Vic Wooten - Amazing Grace Live
    Marcus Miller - Mr. Pastorius and Run for cover (with band)
    Stu Hamm - Quahogs Anyone
  13. I hate Billy Sheehan's bass solos! They are terrible sounding. He's like an 80's metal guitarist who decided, "Hey I should play bass." He just tries to fit as many notes in as possible and not concerning himself about melody. :( Uncool.
  14. IMO the solo from Tommy the Cat by Primus is very impressive.
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I was impressed with it. :(
  16. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    well. now we know how good you are :D
  17. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
  18. I hate to say it but I'm with hategear. If this is incredibly easy or boring, how do you go about playing it?
  19. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    *groan* you asked for it, bud..
  20. I thought I was alright at slap... apparently I'm wrong if that's easy. My slap speed isn't up to snuff. :(

    While on the subject, I'm getting the Flea instructional video from Santa Claus.