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Jerry Scheff with The Doors

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shrimpflea, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Love his playing and tone on the L.A. Woman album....the bass sounds real up front in the mix too.
  2. miles'tone


    Feb 26, 2008
    Wales, U.K
    Me too, been chasing that tone for years! In fact I always have that album on in the car when I'm driving to a gig to get in the mood, no matter what style of music I might be playing. I do prefer the original mix though. I feel the bass suffers a bit on the 40th anniversary remaster.
  3. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I've been a huge fan of the Doors since the first album. Those guys knew how to write and how to arrange great songs. I've always loved the tone of the bass guitar when the Doors used a bass player. The bass tone on the "Strange Days" album (Doug Lubin?) just kills.

    But it's all good regardless of the album or the player used. Great tones from all the instruments.
  4. jbednarski

    jbednarski Supporting Member

    May 31, 2010
    Chicago area
    I read Scheff's autobiography mostly to see what he said went on behind the scenes at those sessions but he barely gave it one page of text! Great book anyway, especially if you're into Elvis.
  5. Jeramaya


    Feb 18, 2007
    Madison, WI
    Wow. Thanks for the info JimK. I, too, love the playing on the record. Way back in the day when I first started taking lessons, I had my teacher show me how to play the title track. So fun to play. Nice string-crossing exercise, too.