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Lemonheads Mrs. Robinson - what kind of bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by t77mackie, Aug 22, 2012.


  1. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    What kind of bass is he playing in this video?



    Nice chunky tone. A good shot of the headstock ~2:05

    - Thanx.
     
  2. saristi

    saristi

    Feb 7, 2008
    I'm pretty sure it is a G&L SB-2 with the old headstock
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Definitely early G&L SB1 or 2.
     
  4. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Banned Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    As for on the recording, probably was a Ric or maybe a P. I'll have to ask Gary Smith or Joe Harvard if they remember. Most of the stuff recorded at Fort Apache then with the Lemonheads, Blake Babies and the like I think used Rics, as that was what most of them owned and what most of them had in the studio.

    I think in the song it has that Ric growl. Compare that sound to the Blake Babies album Earwig and tell me if that sounds similar.

    Best I can do, seeing as its been 30 years since I spent much time in Cambridge.
     
  5. saristi

    saristi

    Feb 7, 2008
    In fact, the tone of the bass in this song is very similar to my US SB-2 played with a pick and both pickups full volume. The SB-2 really growls!!
     
  6. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Thanx guys. Yeah, the actual recording is more important than what he's using on the video. G&L makes sense though.

    I didn't know those guys were local (to me). That's cool.

    ...and here's to you, Mrs. Robinson... Duga dugaa dung...
     
  7. mr.mow

    mr.mow

    Feb 11, 2009
    Melbourne
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    Shame about ray, one of my fave albums of all time!
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    the early G&L's were big hot single coils, that tone is well within it's range.
     
  9. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    it always sounded like a p bass with a pick through an ampeg with the ultra hi switch on. if it turns out be a ric or a g&l my whole world will be turned on end.
     

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