Dave King's Human Base

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by SuprF1y, Dec 15, 2012.


  1. SuprF1y

    SuprF1y

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    Been ogling the Human Bases in the classifieds forum and came across this vid of Dave King playing with Charlie Mariano's group.
    I really love it.
    What sort of pickup do you think he is using?
    If you were going to try and replicate this tone (if not the chops) without springing for a custom build from Human Base, how would you go about it?
  2. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    Wow! I'm not normally much of a fan of bass solos, but those are outstanding and the tone is indeed gorgeous. I think I detect a slight bit of chorus in his sound.

    /rick
  3. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    btw, the Human Base website says those are Delano soapbars.

    /rick
  4. SuprF1y

    SuprF1y

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    Yeh, I'm not normally into the whole soloing thing either but that clip really opened my eyes and ears up.
    Delano's eh, presumably one of the SBC 6 HE/S, or one in that form factor anyway.
    It looks like it's almost in a P-bass like position.
    Never thought I'd gas for a 6er.
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