Backstreets Bassline

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by RMF61, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. RMF61


    Feb 3, 2021
    Jersey Shore
    Interested in knowing if anyone came across Tabs or even just notation for Garry Tallent's exact bass line for Springsteen's Backstreets. I know that all of us make up our own bass lines (no fun in copying someone else's line) but along with Jamerson.....Tallent's lines are perfection (you can hear Jamerson's influence). I am an admirer of both artists.

    If Tabs or Notation are not available....I will just play by ear which will be time consuming. I saw some bass covers on You Tube but they really do not duplicate Garry's lines exactly.


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  2. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Quite possibly my fave Boff song. Other than that I'm no help. Good luck.
  3. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Garry's playing too.
    There was an Italian (I think) guy running a fan site with quite a few pretty accurate transcriptions but I can't find it anymore, sorry.
  4. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Edit: for the OP and @pmatz2 ... Found the site, (after searching Talkbass!) it was called Garry's Corner.
    Sadly, it's been shut down.
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  5. studebakerhawk


    Jul 12, 2014
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  6. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Nice find!