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Duck Dunn's Tone At Live Aid

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by p-bass, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. p-bass

    p-bass Guest

    Feb 17, 2008
    I was watching the Live Aid concert on VH1 today and saw Duck Dunn playing Layla with Eric Clapton. Does anybody know what strings Duck used for that show ? I know Duck used Flatwounds alot but on this show his sound is brite and a little clanky. Maybe they are Flats but they sure sound brite.
  2. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    I recall a quote of him saying he used the same set of Rotosound flats for more than two decades on his maple neck CAR p-bass.

    I could be wrong though.
  3. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Duck has always liked a good bit of high end in his sound. He also digs in with his finger tips, getting some of the nail on the string a lto also, so that will give some more clank too.

  4. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    That was 1985-86 ?
    If Duck was playing his 1958 sunburst. maple fingerboard P-bass.
    It was flats.

    A few years later he went to "rounds"
    On his other basses.

    He stopped touring with the 1958 In the early 90's.
  5. david fitch

    david fitch

    Feb 20, 2007
    I have seen that footage and I think he was using flats with Clapton. I saw Duck play with Neil Young about five years ago and he played his 1958 Precision and also have a video of him playing with Neil Young from the same tour and he is using his '58 in that also.

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