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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 64jazzbass, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. 64jazzbass

    64jazzbass

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    Does anybody know what bass Ross Valory was playing in this Journey tune? I heard it was a Peavey of some sort. Great growl and sustain.
  2. giorob815

    giorob815 I put that **** on everything. \m/. o.0 \m/. Supporting Member

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    Haha, I was just listening to that in the car, too, and thought the same thing! Was it the Drive or the Loop? Can't keep track sometimes w/ a full car...

    Rob
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  3. Scottkarch

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    I've seen a lot if older pictures with him playing a Peavey T40. It was a beast but had great sound and was pretty versatile.
  4. Thundar

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  5. Kmonk

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    I seem to remember him playing a Steinberger. There is a live video on Youtube that also shows him using a Steinberger.
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    Right here.
  7. jgroh

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    Gotta admit, I love that bass tone. I can get it with my Steinberger XL2 favoring the bridge pickup. Snarl for days!
  8. 64jazzbass

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    It was the Drive. They play that tune at least once a day it seems. I never get tired of the bass tone though. I wonder if he has shoulder or neck problems from wearing that T40 every night :)
  9. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    I can get that (or close) with any of my 3 fretless basses....my Carlo CB550HH fretless comes closest...I can get more growl out of it if I fool with the switches.

    the JO5 fretless has nice growl but not as close as the 550.

    the Turner has more mwah and less growl....

    trying to get our band to do it....
  10. DigitalMan

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    I was thinking Magnum II as well (from the linked thread). They had one in stock at the local mom and pop music store back then and the promoted it pretty heavily with the success of that album.

    I'm pretty sure the Steinberger came later.
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    Ross played Foundations, Dyna Basses and T40's in the 80's and into the 90's when he started to use the Steiny more often live. I have heard that he recorded with Peaveys and P Basses but without asking him for sure, I cannot make a definitive statement.
  12. mmbongo

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    Definitely sounds like a Steinberger, but whatever it is it sounds great!
  13. Dluxe

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    Pretty sure it was the Magnum III on that whole record. They auctioned it off on Ebay several years back. He started to use the Steinberger by Frontiers.
  14. 64jazzbass

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    So has anyone here played that Magnum II? What is the tone profile? I don't remember ever seeing one of these.
  15. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    Here is a video of a Magnum....dont know if its same model, but gives an idea...

  16. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    WAIT! here it is Live... at 1:30

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    Even better... LOL


  18. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    I saw him play Peavey Dynas live a couple of times in the 80's. I don't know if he recorded with them or not.
  19. 64jazzbass

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    Thanks for solving the mystery. That's got to be the bass he recorded that tune with. Never would have guessed
  20. s4001

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    Dayum. That sonofagun sang even better live.

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