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Laura Lee of Khruangbin

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by abarson, Mar 30, 2018.


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  1. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    The most interesting part to me is that she's playing through a Fender Bassman, which I believe is a guitar amp (though I read that historically they started as bass amps). Isn't the usual TB advice "don't play bass through a guitar amp because you'll blow the speakers"?
     
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  2. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    It’s a bass amp. I’ve owned many of that model and gigged with them. 4x10 and they are 50 watts tube. Plenty if you’re just a trio and that drummer doesn’t bash.
     
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  3. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    On the Fender website
    '59 Bassman® LTD

    in the section: Home/Guitar Amplifiers /Vintage & Pro Tube /'59 Bassman® LTD

    "The modern edition of one of the greatest guitar amps ever made. The mighty 4x10" Bassman began life as a bass amp before guitar players discovered its sonic wonders and adopted it as their own. Prized by guitarists everywhere for more than half a century now, it lives on as a must-have guitar amp treasured for its pure sound, workhorse reliability, classic style and uncluttered ease of use. Countless guitar players..."



    And now they have the Bassbreaker.
    Bassbreaker™ 15 Combo

    Which is based on the Bassman, and is also in the guitar amp section.
     
  4. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Those are nothing like her amp the bassman 10. It’s a sealed back and was made for bass. 59 is open back, hers is a 70s. Not sure if you’re not familiar with fender bass man’s or just another bashed of them but they in fact sound great for bass with the right cab.
     
  5. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I'm only somewhat familiar, which is why I was asking the questions. I do appreciate the clarification.

    Fender Silverface Bassman 10 – Ampwares
     
  6. G19Tony

    G19Tony

    Apr 27, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    She proves that it's not the arrow, it's the Indian.
     
  7. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    I’m really digging the latest album. Great lines to listen to and work through. I really struggle with deciphering some pentatonic playing for whatever reason....more listening...more practice. She’s a great player and definitely has the subtleties down.
     
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