Cake's bassists tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RS, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Anyone here like the band Cake? I know the bassist plays p and j basses, but does it sound like he's using flats or just rolling of the treble alot? Hard for me to tell.
  2. There's are article on Gabriel Nelson in the October issue of Bass Player.
    Uses GK 800 RB & Ampeg 4x10, highs rolled off.
    Plays Fender Basses. Most likely cheap strings as well.
  3. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    Whatever his method, I really like the tone, or lack thereof, that he has. Nice and deep with good rumble...
  4. Wasn't their bassist named something like Damiani or something like that?
  5. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    In 1997, Victor Damiani left Cake, and has been taken over by their 2nd bassist, Gabe Nelson.
  6. I dig the sound. Easy to replicate for me, just take the highs off enough. Simple, and fun groovy songs. Now if I could just convince my band to play some of em...but we lack horns...oh well.

    Always enjoy playing their version of "I will survive". Great song to play as you like, and easy to nail if you want to play it thier way.
  7. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    His tone is gnar.

    He was also in town a few weeks ago (Sturgis ralley is less than 2 hours away)

    The song "Short Skirt Long Jacket" is cool
  8. I like Cake, the bass is good, very very groovy, simple melodies but stucks in your head, very hummable, ehheheh

    example from Long Jacket/Short Skirt: Nananananananananannanananana

    Or something like that.
  9. but...i miss the rising action!!!:D :D :D