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Old 06-22-04, 11:38 PM
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Best Bass Guitar Solo?

What song(s) do you think has the best bass guitar solo(s)?
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Old 06-22-04, 11:47 PM
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Billy Sheehan is god...
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Old 06-22-04, 11:48 PM
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I'll throw in the obligatory Cliff Burton solo Anesthesia.
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Old 06-23-04, 12:07 AM
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Any bass solo by Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). His "Amazing Grace" solo on the album Live Art is truly something to behold. This guy is crazy!
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Old 06-23-04, 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by Abranut
Any bass solo by Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). His "Amazing Grace" solo on the album Live Art is truly something to behold. This guy is crazy!
I second this one.
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Almost anything by:

1. Jaco Pastorius
2. Billy Sheehan
3. Stu Hamm
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Geezer Butler...intro to N.I.B.

Les Claypool's solo on the remake of N.I.B.

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Old 06-23-04, 10:41 AM
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John Entwistle on The Real Me and However Much I Booze.

Not a solo but definitely my favorite use of bass.
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Old 06-23-04, 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Scorpio
I'll throw in the obligatory Cliff Burton solo Anesthesia.
'nuff said.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:13 AM
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Best I ever saw was Stu Hamm. When he played with Joe Satriani, that was amazing to have Joe get blown away by his bass player.
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Old 06-23-04, 03:23 PM
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My vote goes to Les Claypool, but I love Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan also. I saw those 2 guys on the G3 tour last year and they were excellent.
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Old 06-23-04, 04:17 PM
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Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
Tony Levin

YYZ is probaby the best bass line your ever going to see.
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Old 06-23-04, 06:13 PM
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anything by Les Claypool.
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Orion from Cliff Burton.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by Chrisedge
Best I ever saw was Stu Hamm. When he played with Joe Satriani, that was amazing to have Joe get blown away by his bass player.
Definately Stu Hamm i remember going to a Joe Satriani concert back in 89 and Stu Hamm playing the "peanuts" theme on his bass, it was just amazing...

Cliff Burton (Anesthesia)--Pulling Teeth is pretty damn good also...
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Old 06-23-04, 11:57 PM
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wooten

claypool


don't care what or when, whatever and whenever they played it's just f'n sick!
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Old 06-24-04, 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by The_Infidel
Almost anything by:

1. Jaco Pastorius
2. Billy Sheehan
3. Stu Hamm
I'd add Stanley Clarke
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You guys will probably puke but I always found the little bass break in Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" a nice little addition to an ok song (definitely not th ebest rtack on Graceland by a long shot)

ETA: And N.I.B. is a good pick. That was the centerpiece of my band from high school. Even after we ditched the all-covers set and wrote our own crap we kept N.I.B. What a killer song.

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Old 06-24-04, 07:21 PM
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Victor Wooten



Saw him live in PA two years ago. His ten minute bass solo got a ten-minute standing ovation when he was done.
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Old 06-24-04, 10:02 PM
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311 has some good stuff. Can't recall the songs right now but P-Nut is a pretty solid bass player.
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Old 06-25-04, 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by Lateralus
Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
Tony Levin

YYZ is probaby the best bass line your ever going to see.
I can't believe I overlooked YYZ...I think at one point Geddy is playing open harmonics...

I don't know if you would really consider it a solo, but during Alex's solo in Limelight...it seems like Geddy is doing one of his own...amazing.
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Old 06-25-04, 11:05 AM
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The ****ed up reverb drenched 8 minute solo on Can's "Quantum Physics" takes the cake for me.
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Nirvana "Been A Son"
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Old 06-26-04, 12:32 AM
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Has Flea done a bass solo?
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