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Larry Graham on "Riot..."

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Testin'positive4thefunk, Mar 14, 2001.


  1. Does anyone know what sort of bass Larry Graham plays on "There's A Riot Goin' On"?
    It's really trebly in places
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Larry's been a Jazz bass guy for years, though he uses Moons now.
     
  3. I've also seen old clips of him using some sort of hollow-body bass with "f holes".
    What is a moon?
     
  4. I've seen an old clip of him playing a fireglo Rickenbacker 4005 on 'Thank you for tellin me to be myself again'. Sorry about the spelling on that one. ;)
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    The old concert footage of Sly & The Family Stone(that I've seen)-Graham is playing a red Fender J-bass.
    The "hollow bass with F-holes"...considering the time frame, that could've been an Ampeg(?). Didn't Boz Burrell(King Crimson, Bad Compant, etc)also play one?
    A Moon bass is a Japanese built bass; Graham's is white & is a Jazz-style.
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member