Stanley Clarke w/Animal Logic

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  1. bassteban

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    HOW does dude get this insane tone? I know it's 99% him, but I'm wondering what the whole setup consists of. I liked the studio cut of this tune, but this is crazy:
     
  2. RickC

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    Yeah, that was a great listen!

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  3. Vince Klortho

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    Alembic basses are a big factor in his sound. I have never seen him use anything else and they definitely work for him.

    AFAIK, he started with Gibson EB basses and then discovered Alembic.
     
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    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    I saw this band many years ago, just great! Stanley will always be The Man!
     
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  6. Roscoe East

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    In between the Gibson EB-2 (which I believe he deployed on the very first Return To Forever album, the ECM one that includes "La Fiesta") and the Alembic Series I, Stanley had a Rickenbacker 4000. Pretty sure that's what he's playing on RTF's Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy album.
     
  7. Rev J

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    I also saw a DVD of RTF from Germany in the mid 70's with Stanley playing a Ric through an Acoustic amp. Funny it still sounded like him.

    C/S,
    Rev J
     
  8. Vince Klortho

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    It very well could be because he got his first Alembic in 1973 and the HoTSG album was released in 1973.
     
  9. Vince Klortho

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    IIRC, the guys from Alembic "discovered" him (saw Clarke in-concert, told him his playing was great but his sound wasn't happening...we have a bass we would like you try, etc).
     

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