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Help with some acoustic basses used on "MTV Unplugged" shows

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pseudo_bassist, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. pseudo_bassist


    Feb 16, 2005
    Hey guys, how are you?

    First of all, sorry for the poor english... That's not my primary language but I'm gonna try...

    As you can see I'm a new user and would aprecciate some help with acoustic basses used on the MTV Unplugged sessions... I'm working on sort of a gear listing...

    I've just started learning how to play, so this is a almost unknown world to me... I'm can recognize just few of them by watching those great shows, so... Please , help me with your knowledge posting artist's name, bassist's name and bass brand/model used on the show... Something like this:

    Artist: Nirvana
    Bassist: Krist Novoselic
    Bass: Guild B30E

    Artist: Dashboard Confessional
    Bassist: Dan Bonebrake
    Bass: Taylor AB4 (cherry sunburst?)

    Artist: Pearl Jam
    Bassist: Jeff Ament
    Bass: Washburn AB10


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talk Bass were Happy to have you here with us.

    Artist: Stone Temple Pilots
    Bassist: Robert DeLeo
    Bass: Orlando Violin Bass

    I have the same bass as the one Robert used on their unpluged this particular one has Aria on the Pickguard but it is the same bass. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13701
  3. pseudo_bassist


    Feb 16, 2005
    I'm glad to be part of the community..!

    It's curious to see that some bassists play electric basses on those shows, even when "MTV Unplugged" is meant to be played with acoustic instruments...

    This violin bass is an electric one, isn't it? On Pearl Jam's "MTV Unplugged", Jeff Ament played a electric one on one or more tracks too...

    Anyway, come on guys.. Let's contribute with the ones you remember!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think Robert picked the Violin bass becasue with flat wound strings it has an upright tone to it and the bass is hollow. Even those who use Acoustic Bass guitars are still plugged in to amplify the bass so it will hold up in a live performance.
  5. pseudo_bassist


    Feb 16, 2005
    For sure, most of the acoustic bass guitars are actually acoustic "electric" bass guitars once they have pickups, etc, for amplification ...

    Since it's music, the tone should be most important thing about it, but I think the real deal in unplugged shows is to use full acoustic instruments (amplified or not) since the original idea is to put a nice microphone next to the instrument, what's not possible on full electric instruments with magnetic pickups, etc...

    Ok, I don't know...


    Artist: Alanis Morissette
    Bassist: Chris Chaney
    Bass: Epiphone El Capitan

    Keep on posting...
  6. pseudo_bassist


    Feb 16, 2005
    Hey guys, no more contributions? :bawl:
  7. greyghost


    Jan 15, 2005
    Artist: Kiss
    Bassist: Gene Simmons
    Bass: Kramer Ferrington
  8. Artist: The Cure
    Bassist: Simon Gallup
    Bass: Kramer Ferrington
  9. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    You beat me to it.... ;)
  10. pseudo_bassist


    Feb 16, 2005
    Artist: The Corrs
    Bassist: Keith Duffy
    Bass: Guild B4CE
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Artist: Cosmic Railroad
    Bassist: Paul Aceto
    Bass: Hofner 500/1

    :eek: :rollno: :scowl: :bassist:
  12. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Artist: Seal

    Bassist: Reggie Hamilton
    Basses: Carvin AC40F, Epiphone El-Capitan 5 and acoustic upright