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Jack Johnson's bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by justinellison3, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. justinellison3


    Nov 9, 2012
    Is anyone else just in love with Jack Johnson's bassist's tone and lines? So smooth and simple that it just makes you feel so warm inside??

    What's his name btw? And what's he play? Anyone know his rig and/or bass(es)?

    And back to the original purpose of this thread... Does anyone else feel this way about his playing? :rolleyes:
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I agree I love it also and it sounds so unprocessed just a great natural bass tone makes me feel embarrassed for all of my effects.
  3. 8liter

    8liter Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    You're not the only one. I really dig his lines.
  4. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    LOL! Just this afternoon I was watching Johnson's second surf movie The September Sessions digging on the sound of the bass thinking how much I really didn't need or want all the effects I have kicking around....

    The guy's name is Merlo Podlewski.
  5. justinellison3


    Nov 9, 2012
    I think I'm just gonna get some really nice P bass pickups and just use my Sansamp as a DI.... Lollars or Fender 62s??
  6. Chaser1


    Aug 24, 2010
    I saw him live a year or so ago and his bassist was playing a Gibson Les Paul bass.