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For Your Love - Yardbirds - 19th FRET!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by curt basner, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. curt basner

    curt basner

    May 11, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    Hi All,

    While being on Talkbass for many years, have never ventured over this way. I was looking for new songs to play on Songsterr, and found the tabs for For Your Love by the Yardbirds, and was astounded to realize that the break includes a little bass action up at the 19th fret! I don't know about all of you, but the thought of a 60s rock/pop tune with the bass that high in the register seems awfully 'out there' for the time. Pretty cool to play, and sounds great, but just...odd. Agree?
  2. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    My band plays For Your Love and I always thought the bridge bass part was cool.
  3. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Not too surprising... the Yardbirds pushed the envelope, instrumentally. Their "rave-ups" led directly to Cream's collective improvisation. Paul Samwell-Smith was quite a good bassist, and later an interesting producer.
    Of course, the guitarist on "For Your Love" is Eric Clapton. It was supposedly the last thing he recorded with them; he was disgusted by how commercial they were getting, and he left (or was dismissed) right after.
  4. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Basses have 20 frets or more since don't know when, so why wouldn' people use all of them? :D
  5. curt basner

    curt basner

    May 11, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    @ giacomini: Agreed! However, back in the 60s, it seemed save for Entwistle of the Who, that the bass was primarily a rhythm instrument, and you didn't see many folks venturing much past the 7-8th frets. So, I just found it actually compelling that this was NOT the case for this song!

    @Richland123: Cool? Definitely!

    For all: I found it a bit hard to play, at first, then the logic of the fingering hit me, and it's pretty simple, now.
  6. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    We do this one every show, I sing all the Yardbirds stuff we do.
  7. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    Great song, great band, but obviously not talked about much anymore.
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    Jan 25, 2012
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  9. curt basner

    curt basner

    May 11, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV

    Welcome to TalkBass!

    Not sure how the site became so popular, other than folks just happen to come upon it, like you.

    I would strongly suggest you post yourself here Welcome Forum - New Member Intros - TalkBass Forums This is the new member forum, and it lets everyone know who you are, what your interests are, etc. Again, welcome, and hope you enjoy yourself here. It is THE best place on the internet for bass information!

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