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Ben Street

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by tito mangialajo, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. tito mangialajo

    tito mangialajo

    Feb 1, 2006
    Ben Street is a great player!
    And Avishai is amazing...
    Is Ben playing his own bass here? What strings, what kind of microphone? Anyway great tone and intonation.
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  2. tito mangialajo

    tito mangialajo

    Feb 1, 2006
    And this too...
    Maybe that is his bass...
  3. dhm


    Apr 15, 2007
  4. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I've never seen Ben p[lay a bass like that. I'm guessing it's a loaner. He makes any bass sound beautiful IMO
  5. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    I'm almost positive that's the bass that Jed Kriegel made for him, and I think that's the one in the Dan Weiss video as well. I've played that bass a few times, most recently in Jed's shop last Friday, and it's a really great instrument
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  6. speedydee


    Feb 3, 2007
    yes, definitely ben's bass.

    strung with spiro e & a / oliv d & g. he strings the d backward through the tailpiece.
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  7. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    By the time you finished typing that sentence I'll bet he changed strings
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  8. RRR


    Feb 18, 2016
    It’s a Schoeps mic. Also respect to Jonathan Blake on drums.
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  9. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    dig the schoeps in the h clamp. that is pretty sesh. life goal.
  10. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I had read that he had a new bass and thought that perhaps I was mistaken. I haven't seen him for years actually, now that I think of it..

    He is one BAAAAAD ASS bass player. That hasn't changed.
  11. Earl

    Earl Supporting Member

    I know he used the Genssler Wraps for a long time. Looks like he is using a Felix too.
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  12. Earl

    Earl Supporting Member

    I resemble that remark!
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  13. RRR


    Feb 18, 2016
    Yes, Felix indeed and usually into a little (10”) QSC K series.
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  14. SamuelHarris

    SamuelHarris Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Detroit MI USA
    Anyone know his rational for stringing the D backwards (presumably “balls out”)?

    I’ve heard of doing that with the whole set to change the angle for the tailpiece (I believe Francois Rabbath used to do that?) but I’ve never heard of doing it with just one string.
  15. Earl

    Earl Supporting Member

    Dennis Irwin taught me to do that with plain gut D strings - it increased the tension a bit and made them less floppy.
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  16. Blissful_Lad


    Feb 22, 2018
    Huh? What?
  17. Earl

    Earl Supporting Member

    Some plain gut D strings can be a bit floppy/low tension. I am not sure why Ben would do this with a wrapped Oliv D though.