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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Ari Nobody, Nov 21, 2020 at 9:58 AM.
Plectrum I would venture.
It was played finger style actually. No plectrums were involved. And absolutely no effects either, not even overdrive.
So it was a trick question?
It sounds a lot like Geddy's fret buzz tone.
I wanted to find out if there was an actual word used to describe this kind of sound achieved by playing finger style. 'Plucking' doesn't sound (pun not so unintended) right in my opinion.
Really? It sounds quite like a StingRay played with a pick to me. Especially at 2.20.
Fret buzz. Chris Squire and Geddy Lee (among others) made a thing out of it. The tone sounds a lot like their 70s tones. Was it played on a Rickenbacker?
I like it!
You're quite right that it sounds that way. But it was played on a late '90s Squier PJ Special with a slightly twisted neck. Hence the rather musical fret buzz a la Geddy Lee our friend alluded to above.
When played clean, it's a rather hollow/bland tone without the rich harmonic overtones of a Rickenbacker. Please see explanation above.
No so much the buzz, but the attack. That sounds a lot like a pick.
I believe it was due to the rather "enthusiastic" plucking. I know it sounds like it was played with a pick. But I also know it was played with the fingers. I'm the dude who played this bass line.
So I guess there is no actual word describing this sort of playing even though John Entwistle pioneered it half a century ago?
I call it bouncing the strings off the frets. It’s a fairly common technique in my bag.
But there is no actual word to signify this sort of technique, right? We have to always resort to a full sentence to describe it?
We can make up a term, how about “fretbouncing”? Technically I do this on my fretless as well lol.
I believe it was loosely referred to as Entwistle's "Typewriter" method. Tapping the strings down onto the frets.
Except I wasn't doing that. It was not played over the fingerboard. The strings were plucked (albeit rather vigorously) in the area between the split-coil pup and the end of the fingerboard.
Call it heavy handed ?
OK, let's leave it at that.
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