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Video of a great jazzy walking line on a Precision?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Feral Feline, Oct 28, 2013.


  1. :help:

    Please give me a few video samples/examples of great walking bass lines played on a Fender Precision bass, preferably in a full band context.

    I've tried searching, but I don't know how to narrow the parameters down to what I need... Please, no Fender Jazz basses, no Precision copies, no doublebasses, no instructional videos – just a clean live performance video of somebody killing it while walking on a Precision.
    :bassist:

    Thanks in advance,
    FF
     
  2. Surely there has been a walking bass line performed on a Precision, captured on film? Blues? Jazz? Later Gene Vincent or Elvis etc?
     
  3. basschanges

    basschanges Unconditionally Loving Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Jazz walking bass playing? On a P-Bass?

    Jeff Andrews fits the bill better than most I can think of.




    He's one of my idols for post-bop playing on electric bass playing, along with patitucci.

    Whoops...that P is severely altered to basically be a J-bass. My bad.
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Jazz bass not P, but swinging anyway.
     
  5. Thanks folks. I personally enjoyed the music in the links, but I'm looking for "Precision", with a capital "P", walking four to to the bar.

    "WHY?" You may ask...


    Well, so I can respond to an email from a friend who thinks the following is Precision walking
    (I've spared you the 8-minute version and given you a half-minute sample in the link):

    ...

    So, COME ON there must be SOME Precision player WALKING out there – not on a Jazz with a capital "J" riffing, not boutique basses vamping, not another half-baked instructional video, not a doublebass playing a harmonised line with the sax solo, nor a Stingray exploring rhythmic variations etc...

    FENDER PRECISION WALKING! dagnabbit...

    :meh:
     
  6. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Look for some Monk Montgomery vids on youtube. He played a Precision.
     
  7. PAY DIRT! :hyper:

    Cheers! Always loved his brother, too. :D

    Classy ElGecko! Cab's one of my heroes and I've loved this song since I was a wee lad. :cool:

    Mr. Fulton, you the MAN! Nothing beats ticking all my Precision-walking-bass-line request boxes and then ticking the invisible one I didn't even know was there, the "I played it myself" box.
    :ninja:
    Kudos! Sounds killer! This one goes in the email...

    Cheers all! MANY thanks,
    FF
    :bassist:
     
  8. Whousedtoplay

    Whousedtoplay

    May 18, 2013
    TEXAS
  9. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Braintree
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    Glad TBrs are enjoying it, and yes there are a lot of great ideas going on it there to be used in all walking lines.....so maybe i'll look at doing a lesson on how it comes together. :)
     
  10. Whousedtoplay

    Whousedtoplay

    May 18, 2013
    TEXAS
    Yes, indeed, a lot of good and grooving, "swinging and walking" basslines, a-la "Chicago-Blues".
     

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