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Love the sound - is it a P-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jg42, Jul 30, 2013.


  1. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    Couldn't find any info on this song - not even sure who's playing: discogs is not helping. :-/



    Thank you!
     
  2. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    This is talkbass... of course it's a P bass.
     
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  4. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    Good one :)
     
  5. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Marlborough, MA
    I don't think that is a P

    Perhaps a J

    (or a Warwick if they were around then)
     

  6. With TORT. :D
     
  7. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    Yeah, you can really hear the tort around the 1:23 mark.


    Seriously though it sounds bridge-pickupy to me.
     
  8. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    1980? Not sure :)
     
  9. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
  10. Bassist was either Abe Laboriel Sr. or Louis Johnson. If it was the latter, it would be a MM Stingray. From what I could find on Abe, it looks like he may have played something with a PJ setup around that time, but EMG versions. Most of the pics I found he was using boutique type basses.
     
  11. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Marlborough, MA
    And of course we all hear that rosewood fretboard.

    And the body is ash. No doubt.
     
  12. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    Not on that track: it's track B5 - everything else is Abe or Louis Johnson. No info in regards to that particular track :-(
     
  13. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    Sounds nitro.... not sure if sunburst or white....
     
  14. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    :)))))
     
  15. Just noticed that... If there's no credit then it's probably a synth or guitar. Especially in 1980 when the union wouldn't have allowed an uncredited musician.
     
  16. lfbassguy

    lfbassguy

    Jul 4, 2010
    west texas
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland
    I'm gonna say Alembic....
     
  17. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  18. Dluxe

    Dluxe Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Sounds like the same bass tone as track A4 (title track) which was Richard Tee on synth bass. So it is probably synth bass since you can hear the bass line has lower notes than E.
     
  19. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    And once again......Stingray!
     
  20. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
    Could be a 5-er, no?