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Username: flavofive

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Here's Parliament Funkadelic's bassist (one of them, at least) "Skeet" Curtis with the Series I small body he played in 1978.
P-Funk - Skeet

Their lead guitarist Michael Hampton also played an Alembic after about 1977 - a sweet omega Series I guitar.
P-Funk - Michael Hampton

Any other P-Funk fans out there?
Intermediate Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 127
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

Love 'em. They put on the best show around. It is extremely high energy and is not your typical set. I've seen these guys play high energy sets that last between 3 and 4 hours with no breaks!
Username: malthumb

Post Number: 86
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

Oh yeah. Big time Funkateer here. I have a video of a Parliament concert with Michael Hampton playing that Alembic guitar. All I can say is his taste in guitars is much better than his taste in diapers!!!


Username: flavofive

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

I've got some of the late 70's concert tapes too, it's great stuff! Wish I could've been around to see them in person in the 70's, but they still put on a great show. Like dela said, they're all about the energy and feeling - you don't see that in a lot of bands today.

They're probably my biggest influence on bass... Can't beat 'em for getting in that groove.
Username: jerome

Post Number: 26
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 2:33 pm:   Edit Post

Username: mdrdvp

Post Number: 36
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post

Another Funkateer in the house. I love these guys. I got lots of Bootsy shows on tape from 1976 - 1998. Check out for links and info. I've seen these 4 hour shows as well plus a 1 1/2 hour support act (how do you tell your mom you were at a 6 hour concert).
Indeed, it's all about feeling and vibes.
I also have some 90's Deelite stuff with Bootsy and Michael Hampton where is still playing his Alembic guitar. I hope they will do one more tour together.

Username: sstillwell

Post Number: 16
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 8:26 pm:   Edit Post

Oh wow...Deelite...they were pretty cool at the, Even _I'm_ starting to feel funky now (and that takes a LOT)
Username: edwin_van_huik

Post Number: 10
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

That Alembic sound of Parliament/Funkadelic in the late 70's is a "religion" to me. I'll be doing a song on the Bass Talk cd(Hot Wire Records), to be released early 2004. It is called "Bonny & Clyde off the one".
Bass Regards,
Edwin Van Huik.
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Username: elzie

Post Number: 227
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 5:12 am:   Edit Post

Good to see you back here Edwin! Will that CD be available in the USA?

Paul TGO
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Username: dgcarbu

Post Number: 150
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 8:21 pm:   Edit Post

Revive this thread for da P-Funkateers!!!

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