For those of you who think The Beatles didn't rock and Hofners s@@k:

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bobyoung53, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Yes, they did and yes it did

    40 vote(s)
  2. The rocked hard and yes it did

    8 vote(s)
  3. The really rocked and yes it did

    8 vote(s)
  4. Rocked their socks off and yes it did.

    24 vote(s)
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  1. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

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  2. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Great album !
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  3. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    They were ALL good:laugh:.
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  4. I thought his bass tone was key to their overall sound.

    Good tune!
  5. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Bob :)

    Yes the Beatles rocked! :thumbsup:

    But even remastered the Höfner still sounds like a Höfner!

    Can I have a "carrots" option? :hyper:


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  6. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    I think the only people that would ever hate on Paul's tone are the same people who claim to hate The Beatles, which is weird, considering the impact that they had and how a lot of other bands would not otherwise exist without them.
  7. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    Never "got" their music. While I appreciate and respect their talent and their innovation, I can honestly say I don't like the Beatles.
    Rock on.
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Obviously, opinions here (and otherwise vary on the Beatles). However, if I were looking to pick a tune to show that they rocked out or that Paul's bass playing was great, this would hardly be my first choice. The song sounds very dated, and all Paul is playing is 1/5 throughout the song.
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  9. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I think the sales speak loudly here.
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  10. tb4sbp


    May 9, 2017
    North East
    Even though the Beatles had a bunch of endorsement contracts they still rocked
    The Hofner had a great low static thump that allowed Paul to play fast or slow and really to what the song needed
    Love those songs
    Love that bass sound
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  11. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    "rocked hard" is definitely not how I would describe that
    It would be great for Muzak.
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  12. Tommyc


    Nov 11, 2015
    I think when others say they don't like something, what they're really saying is they don't understand it. In my classical music life , I'd be quick to dismiss opera until it became apparent to me that I didn't really know opera, so now my answer is just that. That there are some things, usually overtures, the instrumental segments of some operas I like, but I'd be hypocritical to make a blanket dismissal of the whole genre because I don't really know it nor have I been inclined to fully give it a chance.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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  13. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    Not a Beatles fan but nothing wrong with Paul's tone on this one (or any of their stuff, really).
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  14. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    please define "rock" and "suck"...

    if "rocked" means "I like it" and "suck" means "I don't like it", then it's all just taste. Anyone who argues about personal taste in music has their attic windows wide open.
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  15. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    This thread is like saying "for all of you who think vanilla ice cream doesn't taste good, you should really try this vanilla" shortly followed by the replies of "if you don't like vanilla, you are just mislead and uneducated".

    I don't enjoy vanilla ice cream, I don't enjoy the Beatles. This really should mean nothing to the zillions of fans of both.

    Let me be my curmudgeonly self dangit!
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  16. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    I totally disagree. What you're basically saying, is if you understand something, you'll like it. To me that can't be further from the truth. People like and dislike things for many, many reasons.
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  17. Allan Allan

    Allan Allan Guest

    Mar 25, 2018
    The Beatles recorded so many songs, in so many different styles, it's easy to find a Beatles song that sounds like or directly influences (Insert your favorite band here). I just can't understand how you could blanket "not like" a group like that. It's like saying you don't like F#, I don't understand it.
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  18. Not exactly the first song that comes to mind as one to demonstrate how the Beatles rocked!

    Could you please elaborate? In all of my Beatles reading, I've heard only of a handshake agreement between their manager and VOX that the Beatles would appear in public with only VOX amplification as long as he was their manager.
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  19. Davebass77

    Davebass77 Supporting Member

    If you want to show the Beatles rock side, this would not be the song to play. Helter Skelter, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End, there are many more to choose from. By the way Hofner was not the only bass Paul used; there was that Rickenbacker too (later music).
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  20. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I can appreciate their talent and enormous impact on music but much prefer The Stones.
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