Favourite recorded bass tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cnltb, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. bigsnack


    Aug 24, 2005
    Los Angeles
    I had totally forgotten about Billy Gould! Thanks to those for reminding me.
  2. DistantTremor


    Nov 29, 2007
    I LOVE Les Claypool's tone on the Antipop album, it's just plain badass...

    Also, Justin Chancellor's tone on Lateralus, Geddy Lee's tone preforming live at Brazil, John Myung's tone in Scenes from a memory (namely in his bass solo for Dance of Eternity) and when performing Live at Budokan, Tony Levin's tone (namely here:

    P.S. what bass is the last guy using?
  3. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Felix Pappalardi-Mountian

    Pino Palladino- JMT

    Kieth Fergason_ Fab. T-Birds

    Jaco- Weather Report.

    Lee Sklar- James Taylor.

    Flea-Blood Sugar Sex Magic.

    Chuck Rainy-Steely Dan
  4. Mr. Tree

    Mr. Tree

    Jan 25, 2008
    Madison WI
    Mike Watt- Double Nickels On the Dime, Every fIREHOSE album...
    Karl Alvarez- Mass Nerder, Everything Sucks, Problematic, Cool to be you...
  5. what comes to mind is a live recording...Live at Leeds.
  6. Wallbender


    Jun 10, 2007
    John Wetton's tone on 'Red' by King Crimson.
  7. Jeff Martinez

    Jeff Martinez

    May 10, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

    I used a similar tone for years.
  8. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition

    Nov 26, 2007
    Sellersburg, IN
    Well, I did say "one of." The tone on Sgt. Pepper's is a little more mature than it was on Revolver. Brighter, I guess.
  9. Yup, great tone, also

    1. Duck Dunn on hip-Hug-Her,
    2. Ron Wood on Beckola
    3. Jack Cassady on After Bathing at Baxters

    1,2, and 3 are among my all time favorite tones on record.

    McCartney on Helter Skelter and Baby You're a Rich man, among many other great McCartney tones.
    Felix Pappalardi's tone was great, as was Jack Bruce's especially on West, Bruce and Liang.
    Tim Bogart on many Vanilla Fudge recordings
    Entwistle on My Generation (studio version)
    Mostly anything Jamerson played.
    Chuck Rainey
    Some old live Chris Squire

    Many others I'm sure I skipped.
  10. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Another good one is Skuli sverrisson on the pachora records.
    The tone on those records on it's own would not have made it onto my "list" but it works remarkably well in the context of this band.
  11. Even though he has a Hofner in that clip he started using his Rickenbacker 4001 around that time. The Beatles always had loud bass compared to other bands at that time especially when they first came out. McCartney put electric bass on the map. I remember reviewers mentioning the loud bass when they were new. When I heard him I switched from trumpet to bass guitar as soon as I could afford one. He inspired me and countless others. He was the first to put bass upfront right from day one.
  12. That always sounded like a synth bass to me, was a good bass line either way.
  13. southshoreconor


    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
    RATM - evil empire
    jimmy eat world - s/t
  14. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    MM Sabre fretless played with a pick thru octaver and heavy compression!
  15. there are a lot of bass tones that I really like, but right now, my favorite is TOOL, 10,000 Days.
  16. Round About (Chris Squire) Pino's frettless tone, Duck Dunn (everything he did)
  17. Mr. Tree

    Mr. Tree

    Jan 25, 2008
    Madison WI
    If I'm not mistaken...Me thinks it was John playing bass on Helter Skelter.
    Could be wrong though.
  18. Maaak


    Dec 13, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    Dunlop Picks
  19. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Could it be, that with all the other threads where it gets mentioned, that none of us has mentioned Dee Murray yet in this thread? How ironic. :help:
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