Maggie May

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  1. hotbass57

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    One of my fav Rod songs and albums. Was listening to the bass line and noticed Ron Woods pretty much just rifts thru the song, the tone is killer imo. Love the Hammond and of course the mandolin.
  2. thomcat79

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    Know exactly wot you mean , always wanted band i was in years ago to
    play it jst so i could jam it live , great basswork , fits the song perfect:)
  3. JimmyThunder

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    It's a damn shame Woody doesn't get more recognition as a bass player....his guitar playing is kinda lazy and unspectacular in a "jamming with my friends on the porch" kinda way but his bass playing can be so fierce.
  4. N.F.A.

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    Yeah, Ron Wood is a fantastic bass player. I bet he's glad he went all guitar with the Stones though. Mo' money...
  5. Flabass

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    Pete Sears played guitar on Maggie May and went on to play bass with the Jefferson Starship. Give him a listen, some great bass lines on those albums.
  6. N.F.A.

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    Didn't Sears play with Big Brother and the Holding Company too?
  7. hangman

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    Yeah, he is, but he was playing guitar in the Faces long before he joined the Stones.


  8. cheezewiz

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    The most divisive bass line in history. Some love it for its sloppiness and brilliance. Some hate it for its sloppiness. I'm in the first camp. That bassline makes the song.
  9. electracoyote

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    Same here. He's working those major pentatonics to death, but it makes the whole song much more interesting. Flubs and all.
  10. nysbob

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    Agreed.

    Wood's bass work on the first two Jeff Beck albums remains tremendous in both feel and tone after all this time.
  11. hotbass57

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    I didn't know that about Sears, but I remember his bass playing on the Starship tracks. He has some very cool lines. The bass does just lope along in MM. Lazy or brilliant??? Love it anyway.
  12. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    I've always thought Ronnie Lanes playing were like that too, very loose but in the 'why didn't I think of that' category. Great rock and roll bassplaying!!!!:bassist:
  13. bass_case

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    Great bass lines. The bass and the mandolin are what make that song. Crunchy!
  14. Indiedog

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    Speaking of the song, the other day I was trying to identify an instrument in the song...was a celeste used in it? It doesn't quite sound like a Fender Rhodes or toy piano or vibes or glockenspiel. Anyone?
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