Jazz Bass Sound
I've been playing P-basses for the last year, and I'm very familiar with that tone, from the vintage stuff on to the more modern driven P tones.
I just bought a Jazz clone so I have that tone available with my new band.
What are some good examples of Jazz basses in rock music?
Rush and some Rage Against the Machine for starters. Although, both artists use other basses as well, so you'd have to research which songs are using Jazz basses.
Yeah, I of course knew Rush is a great example.
The first couple Led Zeppelin albums and concerts from their first few years. Nicely recorded Jazz with flats rock sound.
Check Out Joe Osborn's Discography.
Lakland made him the Joe Osborn Model for a Reason! Flats and Pick on a Jazz. Thousands of songs to check out!
Jazzes range from Jaco Pastorius (fretless and fretted) to Marcus Miller and Geddy Lee - that's hell of a range of sounds.
I think Dennis Dunaway (the original Alice Cooper bass player) played a Jazz.
I can't think of a better jazz bass in rock sound than JPJ.
I'm not a noob. But only in the last few years have I taken the time to turn down and really focus on tone.
I've really gotten some great P tones with my current setup, just trying to add the other side of the spectrum (yeah, musicman tones are probably next).
Once you turn down the volume and focus on creating a good sound, music really becomes fun.
meetatsundown.bandcamp.com .. that's jazz for heavy southern metal
A few come to mind...
Ron Blair with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Timothy B. Schmit with the Eagles
David LaBruyere with John Mayer
Great info here. I typically associate the JB with R&B--just heard Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire on satellite radio this morning--yet clearly the Jazz has made its mark in rock.
Bryan Kienlen of the Bouncing Souls uses a Jazz Bass IIRC. Skip to 1:05 for a bass "solo".
J with flats:
J sounds like with rounds:
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Keep em coming!!
This guy used a Jazz on a lot of stuff.
Well..... SOME stuff, not sure about "a lot"
(PS- I got my VM lefty Jazz last week and I'm going to do a reshoot of that cool photo!)
(uh- with a bit less hair....)
Tommy Shannon. I don't exactly what he played with SRV was with a Jazz, but probably most.
Entwistle recorded "My Generation" with a Jazz.
A lot of Skynyrd was recorded with a Jazz.
Steve Fossen often used a Jazz in Heart.
Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Led Zeppelin - Listen to the 3 first albuns
The Who - My Generation bass solo was recorded with a Jazz
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