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Crosby Stills and Nash Bass

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 57pbass, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Who plays bass on their early recordings?

    I love that sound...

    I'll take a guess and say its a P Bass with flats through a Fender Bass amp with 15"s ??
  2. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    This should be in Bassists, but...

    In addition to Steven Stills, Greg Reeves (Deja Vu) and Calvin Samuels (Four Way Street). P basses aplenty, methinks.
  3. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Didn't George "Chocolate" Perry play for them? and what albums did he play on?
  4. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    That's always been my understanding. I think that the P-bass that Stills used was a 3-tone burst with a rosewood board and tort guard.
  5. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The P bass is owned by Stills. They used it on the first
    CSN&Y record and have been using it on almost everything
    since. Stills just gives it to whoever is playing bass in
    the studio on that song or record. It hasn't been on
    everything, but that early 60's P bass has been on most
    of the CSN&Y and Stills recordings.
  6. George Perry played on the later stuff.

    Also played with CSN in their various incarnations: Leland Sklar, Duck Dunn, Rick Danko...
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    But that wasn't the question! :p

    Stills played organ, piano and all the lead guitar as well as bass - very under-rated musician!
  8. Bruce, you're very odd.

    That was the question I answered. The original question has already been covered. :rollno:
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    That wasn't the question either - it was really : "what albums did he play on?" and you haven't answered that either!!

    You're a mine of "non-information"!! :D
  10. For the love of God... settle down, Bruce. You're far too exciteable.

    As far as I remember:

    Mainly SS solo albums: Stills, Illegal Stills, Allies (CSN Live), Stills Live, Thoroughfare Gap and various CSN sessions which I can't remember off the top of my head.

    A mine of non-information , Bruce. That's right.

    Edited to add:

    Oh, aye - he's on CSN and Long May You Run, too.

    Edited again to add:

    A couple of the above might be Kenny Pasarelli, rather than George Perry. My addled mind is stuffed to bursting with non-information.
  11. As I understand it, Stills' bass is a 60' P named "Grandma".
  12. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Stills doesn't change those flatwounds often, but when he does I've heard he rubs bbq sauce into them to kind of pre-age them. Mmmmmmm ... tasty!
  13. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    In some Bass Player issue last year Stills was quoted on the "bbq sauce and cheeseburger grease" approach to deadening strings. He said he wanted to get more of a standup sound. That issue has the tab for Judy Blue Eyes - which was tracked by Stills back in the day.
  14. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Los Angeles

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