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John Lennon's song bassline

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Elliot Smith, Oct 3, 2005.


  1. Elliot Smith

    Elliot Smith

    Apr 29, 2005
    Guys... i am hooked to john lennon "jealous guy" bassline ( yeah i know its not really that impressive.... but i like it...) ... The tone is fat and dull... how to get that tone? Is it flatwound strings? please advice...
     
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    That was probably Klaus Voorman on that track. Sounds like a Fender with flats, played with a pick. Haven't seen the film in years, so I don't know exactly what it was. But a Jazz or a Precision can each get that sound.
     
  3. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars