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Hunky Dory Tone

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Abington, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Abington


    Dec 25, 2007
    Does anyone know what kind of equipment the bassist on David Bowie's album Hunky Dory used?
    I think his name is Trevor Border, I really like the sound on this album.

    Right now I have a MIM Jazz going through an Acoustic 270 and a 410 Peavey Cab, Can someone give me some recomendations of some things I could get to sound similar (Donèt want an exact clone)

  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Trevor played mostly short scale basses, pics from that period show him with a Gibson EB3 and a Fender Mustang. Amp? Who knows. He played with a pick most of the time.
  3. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    FYI, it's Trevor Bolder.
  4. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
  5. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Wow that's funny!


    You've got a standup career in your future.

  6. Most of the clips I've seen of Trevor from this period show's him playing fingerstyle, up at the neck, Geezer-style.
    All the while in front of a Marshall stack about two foot taller than him.:)
  7. I really love that album and the sound of the rhythm section on it...

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