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Kim Deal gear??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dancehallclasher, Oct 27, 2002.


  1. does anyone know specifically what Kim used with the Pixies? i'm assuming it's mostly a p-bass, but i've seen a photo of her playing a stingray. also does anyone know if she used flatwounds? some of her lines sound like it...
     
  2. I wouldn't be surprised if she used flats, but I have a feeling that they're just really dead roundwounds.
     
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    To me it sounds more like dead rounds.

    BTW, Ive also seen her playing both P's and Rays.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  4. yeah, good observation, the pick attack doesn't sound much like flats. i don't think she's playing a stingray on any recordings... none that come to mind at least.
     
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    You can practically hear the pick scrapeing the round windings.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  6. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I recall reading she used the same MM with really old roundwounds (on it since she bought the bass) all the time.
     
  7. I saw The Pixies play live toward the end of their time together and Kim was playing a deep red 4-string Stingray. She also whipped out a white Steinberger 5-string (I think) for "Planet of Sound".