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Wojtek Pilichowski: Open Bass Solo

Every time I see there’s a new Wojtek Pilichowski video, I have to check it out. This one in particular made my jaw drop.

In this video, the bassist whips up one of the most insane slap solos I’ve heard. Not only does he dazzle with his technique and musicality, Pilichowski gets the whole crowd involved to bring the solo to a gigantic finish.

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Steven Smith

this dude! wait, let me pick my jaw up first (whoop). ok, this dude took what mark king started and kicked it up a notch. he’s like a cross between mark king and louis “thunder thumbs” johnson. pow!!!

.LAG

.LAG

I think this guy is an AMAZING, and yes, jaw-dropping, technician, but if you’re going to compare him to Mark King, King was much more MELODIC. I over you this King solo on YouTube as one sliver of evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7Nfu0rPh8

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Anybody know what exactly’s on his thumb?

Noel Martin Davies

Noel Martin Davies

Is this what bass playing hss become !! What about the bottom end of a normal band…impressed yes but no functional.

Brandon Trent

Absolutely like what this guy is doing, and love seeing that he loves doing it, too, but he’s definitely borrowed from the “Mark King style”. To his credit, though, he has injected alot of his own flavor and flare into Mark’s style.

Andrew Herrera.

That’s what you call awesome. Thanks.

Mattia Piola

WHAT
THE
FUCK

Insanely awesome.

James Ramsey

Sorry but Mark King does this much better……

gepma44

gepma44

no groove…no pocket….Kenny g on a bass…..

Norm S.

Alrighty then !! I used to chat with this amazin guy about 8 years ago on MSN, did not know if he was famous or anything , account got hacked ,forgot his name until I found him on Youtube about a month ago !! Is Still best bassist in Europe !!! Awesome NAMM clips too

William

William

WTF, why all the criticism. This is a bass SOLO. And he builds it beautifully and fully engages and entertains the AUDIENCE at the end. That’s what a bass solo should be all about people. How many of you can do that? Well done!

    Raymond Nicholson

    My man you are a man after my own heart! growing up, I always wanted to be better than everyone else and being a Stanley Clark clone ruined me cuz while copying his style was impressive to alot of ppl, I couldn’t apply it to anything. Was playing mostly R&B dance music. Took me 10 years to realize I wanted to entertain as well as wow ppl with awsome bass skills. I’m 59 now I’ve played with everyone and been all over the world, I still play locally but not as much as I used to. What I would say to all who criticize Wojtek is, to each his reach! stop hatin…. He is an artist and obviously loves what he’s doing. Not about weather Mark King’s better, he’s not Mark! why can’t we just appreciate him for who he is….William you put it best…”its about people” I learned that the hard way back when I was playing over ppl’s heads. God bless you man!

    Raymond Nicholson

    My man you are a man after my own heart! growing up, I always wanted to be better than everyone else and being a Stanley Clark clone ruined me cuz while copying his style was impressive to alot of ppl, I couldn’t apply it to anything. Was playing mostly R&B dance music. Took me 10 years to realize I wanted to entertain as well as wow ppl with awsome bass skills. I’m 59 now I’ve played with everyone and been all over the world, I still play locally but not as much as I used to. What I would say to all who criticize Wojtek is, to each his reach! stop hatin…. He is an artist and obviously loves what he’s doing. Not about weather Mark King’s better, he’s not Mark! why can’t we just appreciate him for who he is….William you put it best…”its about people” I learned that the hard way back when I was playing over ppl’s heads. God bless you man! keep pullin those wires….