Louis Johnson: “Get On The Floor” Isolated Bass

Today, I’m coming at you with an isolated bass video featuring the late, great Louis Johnson! In this clip, we hear LJ’s bass tracks for the Off The Wall album – specifically, “Get On The Floor”.

This is cool because he used two basses for the recording, the trusty Stingray, and the classic Alembic Series I bass. You can hear both axes being A/B’d through the tune.


Which bass tone is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Joshua Sailor is a session bassist, producer and engineer on the West Coast. Currently working with Cloud Microphones on the "Get Lifted" Web Series, showcasing how to use Cloudlifters in studio, live and podcasting situations. You can contact him at [email protected].

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  1. Scott Isaacson

    L. Johnson always chose the groove!

  2. Trey

    Boy they sure sound good together, if I had to pick one based on this eq’ing I’d pick the stingray. Of course I’d love to have that alembic sitting around too!

  3. Tyjah Muzik

    If the bass guitar has it’s own volume setting the studio engineer should let the player have control of the sound and not set the instrument volume control at full blast/ 10 over working the pick-ups/ the track that closes to how the bass performs sounds the best

  4. Douglas Bess

    Alembic! But I’m biased cuz thats all I play.

  5. MikeyM.

    The Music Man for the lows and the Alembic for clarity… I dig them both together too though. Really not helping am I ?

  6. James Lownes

    How did he play the second part so perfectly matched to the 1st one?

  7. Bob Rogers

    The Alembic

    • Bob Rogers

      The two together are so closely aligned, it’s as if he’s using a chorus pedal.

  8. MARK B

    COOL !!!