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Bass Play-Along Week: Adrian Bartol’s John Mayer/Pino Palladino “Who Did You Think I Was?” Bass Play-Along

Editor’s note: Bass play-along week continues! If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to

Bassist Adrian Bartol sends us his bass play-along of John Mayer’s live recording of “Who Did You Think I Was?”, which also includes Jimi Hendrix’s “Power of Soul” at the end.

In the original, Pino Palladino really lays it down. Adrian did a note-for-note transcription of Pino’s bass line, and nails it himself.

Adrian is playing on his new Fender Precision Reissue ’62 custom, and says “I recorded it just one time, and here it is… Not a perfect take, but it was fun anyway!”

Fun indeed! Thanks Adrian.