Chuck Rainey's bass in Steely Dan episode of Classic Albums?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Low8, May 8, 2018.

  1. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Anyone know what Chuck Rainey's 5-string in the episode of Classic Albums featuring Steely Dan's Aja?

    The bass is black with gold hardware and looks like it might be a short scale. Merely curious.

    Shows up briefly right at the top of this clip... and then again at 2:53...

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  3. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
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  4. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
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  5. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    +1. I posed the question to Chuck directly many years ago via e-mail, and he confirmed the same. The prototype never progressed into production.
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  6. Thanks for the correction!
  7. BruceWane


    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Nah, not a Heartfield - look closer at the tuner layout. The D string tuner position. Not the same.
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