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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KoalaBass, Jan 15, 2012.
Who used those? I heard Jack Bruce and Entwistle used it. other thoughts?
Phil Lynott used a longhorn. Not sure if it was a danelectro but.
Joey Spampinato !
Rinus Gerritsen (Golden Earring)
Steve Priest (Sweet).
Steve Priest's was a Dynelectron, the Italian copy. I had one, once. It had pull-pots which cut in another set of caps for tonal variation.
First one I ever noticed was on Shindig , the guy in the Shindogs played one .
The dude from Golden Earring. I think he may have recorded "Radar Love" with one.
Oops, just noticed that posted above.
Dave Edmunds is seen playing the 6 string longhorn on the vids for "Information" and "Slipping Away", no idea if he recorded with this.
Tom Petty when he did the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and whoever played drums with them. At least in the video for End of the Line. Kind of prophetic for orbison and later Harrison tho. Edit,,,can't forget Bob Dylan there too
Before anyone pipes up with the wrong information, Entwistle didn't use a Danelectro to record the 'My Generation' bass solo - he originally intended to but kept snapping the thin strings. As he was unable to buy replacement strings he had to buy new Danos instead. After about two or three attempts he gave up and ended up recording the solo on a Fender Jazz with LaBella flats. He also simplified the solo considerably.
I'm not sure if he used the Dano on any Who recordings but there are lots of clips of him using it around that time, both live and TV appearances.
Garry Tallent with Bruce Springsteen and later in Nashville sessions... Not a lot, but some...
Joey Spaminato (as mentioned previously) played many different 'Danelectro' variations, including a Longhorn, but mainly favored a dolphin nosed or DC shaped Neptune... Styllistically similar, and the guys just kills in every instance... one of my favorites!
Yes, that is a vintage Danelectro baritone guitar. Tuned either B to b or A to a, it's not quite a Bass VI. He rocked the hell out of that thing on almost every track on that album, playing twangy rockabilly leads. But not bass lines.
My instructor plays an old longhorn. Says he scared to change the strings..afraid the whole thing will fall apart. It really has a nice tone!
He didn't, that iconic bassline was recorded with a Gibson EB3. Because the dano was an intonation nightmare and much of the early Earring recordings had terrible off-key bass lines because of that.
Golly. The "simple" version is considered one of sickest bass solos ever. I'd be almost afraid to hear his "complicated" version!
Larry Boothroyd - Victims Family
Nope, it was a Dano Longhorn 6-string bass(E-E).
Don't forget the guy from Shocking Blue.
Bruce Thomas -
Yep, when I saw EC&TA in the 90s, Bruce played a Jerry Jones Longhorn.
Larry is not playing on Dano, but on luthiers bass from Bay Area whose name is Surles. It looks like Longhorn but is probably better.
Jump to 2:50 to hear how it was originally supposed to go. Why he couldn't play it on a Jazz is beyond me!
The Who - My Generation [Live] - YouTube
Actually, watch the whole thing, it's great!
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