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Great P-Bass Tone (George Porter Jr.)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by meursault42, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. meursault42

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    I was just listening to The Meters' 1975 recording Fire On the Bayou and marvelling at George Porter Jr's milky, sweet, woody, punchy tone throughout the entire album. Great stuff. One of the great post-Jamerson P-bass tones...right up there with Willie Weeks and a handful of others, IMHO. And like Willie, he's still out there tearing it up!
  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    George is THE Man. Keepin the PBass Mojo alive indeed.
  3. jmccain

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    Check it out - from this weekend's Jazz Fest:

    [​IMG]

    There was also a good hour on the past American Routes radio show.
  4. unclekebm

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    One of my favorites ~
    He's the one who taught me how to use my 'thumb'
  5. meursault42

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    Nice, love the look of that bass. Just about as funky as the player ;)
  6. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

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    man that bass has some serious mojo....cant tell if its maple or rosewood :)
  7. pasta4lnch

    pasta4lnch Supporting Member

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    ^^ Ha! You're right . . .can't really tell!
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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  9. Lichtaffen

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    New Orleans Seasoned Maple.
  10. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

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    maple... he has a Lakland that looks almost identical..... well besides it is new and a lakland
  11. ()smoke()

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    yes, great P sound!
  12. James Hart

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    He sounds great no matter what bass he's played... he spent a LOT of years on a 51 style (70s I believe) P bass as well as a G&L El Toro.
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  14. ElMon

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    Didn't he actually use a telecaster bass for a LOT of the Meters recording output? I remember reading that and seeing pics.
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    Saw GPJ last night at a small club in Portland, Me.

    Fantastic show, sat right up front about 10 feet from the stage.

    Of course George was great, but also everyone in the band is a killer player, especially the young drummer, he was killin' it!

    He used the Lakland P all night and it sounded great. The old mojo P was no where to be seen.
  16. Lichtaffen

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    He had the Lakland last year when I saw him.

    [​IMG]
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    ✌Nice!
  18. pudgychef

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    just an absolutely wonderful player!
  19. KoalaBass

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    is he using rounds or flats??
  20. basslinejam

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    D'Addario Nickels with the .050 G

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