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The Coolest P-Bass Solo?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. Byron Miller

    5 vote(s)
    5.4%
  2. Willie Weeks

    37 vote(s)
    40.2%
  3. Bob Babbitt

    25 vote(s)
    27.2%
  4. Surprise Me!

    25 vote(s)
    27.2%
  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    My finalists are: Byron Miller (Reach for It by George Duke,)
    Willie Weeks (Everything is Everything, Donnie Hathaway)
    Bob Babbitt (Scorpio, Denis Coffey)
     
  2. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    The Real Me.
    John Entwhistle.
     
  3. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    You sure that wasn't a Thunderbird?
     
  4. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Willie Willie !
     
  5. Matt Freeman of Rancid on "Maxwell Murder." Seems pretty obvious.
     
  6. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I voted for Willie Weeks, but Robert Wilson's solos on in the intro and ending to The Gap Bands "Shake" are full of P-Bass goodness.

    - Steve
     
  7. Jookbox

    Jookbox Registered Drummer

    Mar 16, 2006
    California
     
  8. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    +1. I love em both, but Shake is so quintessential P Bass soloing.

    And The Real Me technically isn't a solo (though my favorite Ox performance), and that one was a Gibson, not a P-Bass. Anything from Live at Leeds though, THAT is some nasty P-Bassing.
     
  9. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    jae-simmswatts.
     
  10. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    CO
    I had always thought Willie played a jazz with flats on Everything is Everything, never really looked into it though. Great solo, gets my vote.
     
  11. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    STOP THE PRESSES! I forgot about this one...James Jamerson's bass solo on Jr Walker and the All Stars "Mutiny"!

    Check it out!

    - Steve
     
  12. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Not a dead stock P-Bass, but...

     
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    OOPS! That should have been on the list!:bassist:
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks! That's a new one for me.:bassist:
     
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Man, Sheehan sounds great clean!:eek:
     
  16. zawinals

    zawinals

    Dec 15, 2010
    Anything played by Jamerson. A song within a song. Pure, unbridled genius, all with the apex of P-bass tone.
     
  17. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Atlanta Rythm Section, Paul Goddard on "Another Man's Woman." About 6:15 in.
     
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Goddard played some great solos for sure. He used a Rickenbacker sometimes too, didn't he?
     
  19. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Willie Weeks gets my vote. That's a killer solo, and amazing tone!
     
  20. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Yes. But I remember him at the old Keil Auditorium doing that solo on a rather beat-up looking P.