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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cnltb, Jan 25, 2008.
The Who - Live at Leeds
Chris Squire on "Close to the Edge." The whole album.
Jeff Ament's tone on "Of the Girl" from Binaural -- huge, fat tone. Amazing.
And I've been getting really fond, again, of Steve Harris' tone on "Powerslave."
And, I guess, Geddy Lee's Rick tone on "Farewell to Kings."
Oh, wait. Paul McCartney's tone on "Lucy in the Sky" is pretty fscking amazing, basically being one of the first times anyone had been able to really hear what he was actually doing on the bass.
Paul McCartney on the SGT. PEPPER'S lp
John Entwistle on LIVE AT LEEDS
Tom Petersson on CHEAP TRICK from 1977
Pino Palladino playing fretless on Paul Young's Every Time You Go Away.
You need to dig a little deeper in to the Beatles catalog. The bass is probably the loudest thing on 'Rain' for instance. In fact most of the stuff they were doing around the time of Revolver has some really upfront bass.
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great bass sound
Hair soundtrack! The bass is incredbly punchy, full, defined. Its the archetype bass tone.
Derek Forbes' bass sound on Simple Mind's New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), not to speak of the bass sound in "The American."
Hehehe, I got the sound now nailed down with my equipment. Bliss.
Dave Hope, Kansas' "Carry on Wayward Son". He CARRIES the melody.
I'm partial to early Yes and Rush stuff with those growling Rics (and in Geddy's case Jazz).
I also have always loved John Wetton's sound on the early Asia albums.
+1 on the Fixx tunes as well
jean baudins growlin bass lines in nuclear rabbits songs.
REALLY digging Paul Turner's tone on this Jamiroquai video.
Just heard another one I'd forgotten:
Boz Burrell on the first Bad Company album.
And Gary Thain's sound with Uriah Heep was always really nice (Where's Hambone? )
guess no one caught that one, I laughed...
John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, Bootsy Collins stuff on James Brown's "In The Jungle Groove" album. ( I dont only listen to classic rock.)
Geddy on Rush - Counterparts & Moving Pictures
Tony Kinal on No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Stuart Zender on Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
Eddie Jackson on Queensryche - Empire & Operation: Mindcrime
I have many... MANY favorite recorded bass tones.
One I always come back to is Tyrone Brown on Grover Washington Jr's "Live at the Bijou"
Here is Days in Our Lives/Mr. Magic
(Mr. Magic kicks in at about 7:45)
round and full at the bottom, crunchy on top... and groovin'
Peter Hook, the entirety of both "Unknown Pleasures" and "Closer" from Joy Division. For a guy that really doesn't have the chops, he makes that simple stuff sound haunting.
Geddy Lee on "Freewill" on the live "Exit Stage Left" album.
Geddy usually recorded with the Jazz, but on this track he played the Ric, and during the bass solo it has about the nastiest growly bass tone I've ever heard. Hide the children!
I knew I wanted to play bass after hearing that.
Here's the video, FWIW.
The bass solo starts about three minutes in.
Well, I think some tones are the best recorded tones for certain genres and moods...but for me, right now, it's Meshell Ndegeocello's sound on the duet w/ John Mellencamp of Van Morrison's song Wild Night. Sick tone, and playing:
But thats just for now. I also like Justin Chancellor's tone a lot, and Nathan East's, and and and....lol
Freddy Washington-Forget me nots -Fender P
Nathanial Phillips-Glide-Fender Jazz
Marcus Miller-anything-Fender J
Michael Wiley-Let It Whip/Keep It Live-Musicman Sabre
Louis Johnson-Stomp-Musicman Sabre
Tyrone Brunson-The Smurf-Stingray
Pino Palladino-Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me-Fretless Stingray
not in any order
Leo just knew what an electric bass should sound like! Its funny that even though he created the 2 most popular electric basses B4 round wound strings....the sound of wound fit so well without changing a thing!
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