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fun with "Dalis Car" (Mick Karn)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by geshel, Jan 8, 2005.


  1. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
  2. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
  3. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I like that fretless sound.

    Do you have any idea of the bass he used ?
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Mick Karn has played Wal's for ever, I'd assume that's what he's using
     
  5. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Do you mean me, or Mick Karn?

    Both of those files (me) are my Hanewinckel 6-string fretless. Bridge pickup dual-coil on the first, both pickups w/ coils tapped on the second. On both, the bass line is double tracked, one hard left and one hard right.
     
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    sorry, didn't realise it was you playing them. Must listen to clips!
     
  7. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Sometimes happens that I download some audio clips
    and don`t take note about the player and/or the bass.
    This is one of those examples.

    I heard the track and just LOVED that fretless tone.
    I have another Hanewinckel clip (maybe it`s yours too) and
    is another one of my favs.

    Anyway, congrats. Superb tone.
     
  8. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Cool, thanks!
     
  9. genderblind

    genderblind

    Oct 21, 2004
    Montreal
    Sounds great! Dali's Car lines, you made my day...
     
  10. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Someone asked me for the notes - here's a quick tab


    intro riff:

    Code:
    ------------------------
    ----5----------0-3-3----
    -------0-3-3-5----------
    -3-------------------0-0
             h   h   h
    
    (there's a ghost note before that open A I didn't tab)

    verse riff:
    Code:
    ---0-9-9-11-11--------------------------------------
    ----------------0-9-9-11-11-------------------------
    -R---------------------------0-9-9-11---------------
    ---------------------------------------0---0--------
         h   h        h   h        h   h
    
    The trick is doing a hammer-on then plucking the same note quickly. Except for the one part in the intro riff where you hammer on to the 5th-fret D on the A string, then actually pluck the open D string.

    There are four variations on the embellishments at the end of the verse riff. The first is a slide/hammer-on between the G and A on the E string. The second is some chromatically ascending major third double-stops. The third is a big slide up and back down to an E on the G string, then a pull off to the open G. The fourth is a hammer on from the open D to the F, then from the open G to the Bb which you slide up and pull off to the open G.
     
  11. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I'll skip tabbing Saday Maday - but as a hint, it uses a lot of the same stuff as Dalis Car - open string hammer ons, then plucking the same note, or the equivalent open string. Just that the fretted notes are up about an octave higher. And the rhythm isn't as straightforward.
     
  12. pil101

    pil101

    Jul 8, 2000
    Thanks Man!

    It is good to see my ear is getting better, as I had the notes correct. This rhythm and speed is just tough!
    Erik
     
  13. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Oops - I had the verse riff incorrect, that's what I get for typing that up without my bass handy.
     
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The "Dali's Car" line is awesome, I remember that one from seeing Mick playing live on The Old Grey Whistle Test with Angie Bowie.