Favourite recorded bass tone

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

  1. You're late!
  2. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    According to a quick search, nobody got him on this thread. We get him all the time in other threads.
  3. I know he had a great sound- stood alone, really. Funeral For a Friend comes to mind... I am to understand he had custom tube amps built by the band's tech; Elton John had the same band for years. Anyway good of you to bring him in!

    And great quote, by the way!
  4. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    Brown eye girl by van morrison. I like the thumpy bass line which sounds like an old precision bass with flatwound strings I think.
  5. John Entwistle - Live at Leeds
    John Entwistle - It's Hard
    Rex Brown - Down II - A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
    John Wetton - Red
    Geddy Lee - Exit, Stage Left
    Geddy Lee - Signals
    Billy Gould - King For a Day
    Doug Pinnick - Dogman
    Nicky Wire - The Holy Bible
    Chris Squire - The Yes Album
    Geezer Butler - Ozzmosis
    Eddie Jackson - Empire
    Martin Turner - Wishbone Four
    Jim Lea - Slade Alive!
  6. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    THere are so many of you I want to quote in this thread!

    Here's mine (in no particular order):

    * Ronnie Lane/Faces - Especially on the live '73 live BBC thingy. Watch VH1 classic for it. Mmmmmmm!

    * Chris Squire - "Lucky Seven" off of the FOOW LP. Actually a Tele bass modded with a jazz p/u. Who knew?!

    * Geddy - SO much, but ESL is the easiest to mention

    * Glenn Hughes - His tone on Deep Purples Come Taste The Band is just so so good. Aggro P bass at it's finest.

    * John Wetton - Red/USA King Crimson stuff

    * Paul Goddard/ARS - The bass solos in "Large Time" & "Champagne Jam" are huge.

    * John Entwistle - "Eminence Front". "Nuff said.

    * Like the Tool stuff too. D'Amour especially...

    * Larry Graham - On the first Graham Central Station LP

    * Dug Pinnick & Tom Petersson - though I'll never own an 8 string.

    * Duck Dunn - Anywhere, anything, anytime
  7. rhcp - throw away your television what a tone
  8. Sterrrling

    Sterrrling Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I have several favs but I'm not in the mood to do a long list at the moment.

    One of my all-time favorite recorded bass tones is Jason Newsted's (Metallica) Garage Days Re-revisited $5.98 EP...the tone is (IMO) death-defyingly beefy. Have a listen on tunes like Crash Course in Brain Surgery and Helpless.
  9. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    flea on most songs from bssm

    justin chancellor on lateralus.

    ...yeah, i like wals. :(
  10. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    If I haven't said it before, Brian Cook on any TAAS stuff and also his "Evil" tone on Mouth of the Architect's "No One Wished To Settle Here".
  11. And I forgot...
    Dave Hope - Song For America
  12. VanzKantDanz


    Sep 4, 2007
    That Four Tops song, "Bernadette". When I first heard that song, I knew that it was the tone for me. It's just an amazing performance, one of Jamerson's best, no doubt.
  13. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
    +1. It almost sounds like Walter's tapping the strings to get that tone, or lightly slapping them.
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Don't we all!
  15. A few favs off the top o' my head:

    Jimmy Johnson's Alembic with Allan Holdsworth.

    Eberhard Weber's fretless on "Mother Stands for Comfort" and "Watching You Without Me" from Kate Bush's "Hounds Of Love."

    Jeff Berlin on Bruford's "Feels Good to Me" and "One of a Kind."

    Bunny Brunel's fretless on Kazumi Watanabe's "Kilowatt" and his solo albums.

    Jaco on his eponymous album and Joni Mitchell's live "Shadows and Light."

    Skuli Sverrisson's Tobias on Allan Holdsworth's "Hard Hat Area."

    Yves Carbonne's ERB on "Holy Spirit" from "Carbonne, Di Piazza, Manring."

    Gary Willis' fretless with Tribal Tech.

    Stanley Clark's Alembic on "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" from "If This Bass Could Only Talk."

    Percy Jones' fretless with Brand X.

    Colin Moulding on XTC's "Oranges and Lemons" and few of their later albums.

    Alain Caron's fretted and fretless F-Basses with UZEB and his solo albums.
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    You've got some good taste in bass tones, but this one is particularly good imo!
  17. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    Any Jamerson
    Any Jaco

    the best, if i could perfectly imitate their sounds i would be one happy camper
  18. John Myung on Metropolis Pt 1

    or one of our TBers, *sorry I don't remember your name!* on his song phi inverted

    I love me my mids, and I love the tone they both get on these songs, great stuff, good songs too
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Ooh I certainly didn't expect a John Myung choice from you!
  20. Thanks :). Stanley's tone on that song gives me chills every time. It's unique, expressive, and strangely "organic" sounding, as if an odd, almost human voice is singing each note and clearly enunciating every nuance.
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