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Define the J bass sound

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Riley R, Mar 4, 2006.


  1. Riley R

    Riley R

    Feb 10, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I know there will be differences in opinion here but some define their ultimate J bass sound
     
  2. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    Jaco
     
  3. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    Kind of a low rumbly sound followed by a FRAPP! then a gurgling sound.?:eek:
     
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Marcus Miller AND Jaco
     
  5. mulepods

    mulepods Guest

    Feb 20, 2006
    USA
    John Paul Jones.

    Listen to his bass on Led Zeppelin II, especially The Lemon Song (during the bass and vocal breakdown) and What Is And What Should Never Be. I love that tone.
     
  6. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    I think Marcus Miller really typifies the 70's J bass sound. And Jaco for the 60's j bass sound.
     
  7. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    +1. :cool:
     
  8. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Geddy Lee on the Rush in Rio live album. The track Roll the Bones comes to mind. Now there's some J tone that'll put hair on your chest.
     
  9. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Thick, smooth, and gritty all in one.
     
  10. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    +2 :cool: :cool:

    -jimbo
     
  11. Mids:bassist:
     
  12. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Geddy Lee in the "Moving pictures" album.
     
  13. zazz

    zazz

    Feb 27, 2004
    Cebu
    john paul jones...whole lotta love on song remains the same !!! and yes jaco! !...and yes moving pictures!!!! cant believe im in full agreement.
     
  14. Hot
     
  15. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    mid range bump
     
  16. Listen to any 1970's-era Earth Wind & Fire (Verdine White) -- especially "Shining Star."
     
  17. Mid range growl
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sadowsky ! :bassist:
     


  19. stolen from another thread.:ninja:
     
  20. Yes.

    THAT would be a definitive J-Bass sound.