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Melvin Davis KILLING with Lee Ritenour!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Sep 7, 2008.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings


    dammmnnn
     
  2. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Mel is the man!
     
  3. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Great ensemble! It looks like Mel is playing a KSD Proto J fiver in this song.
     
  4. FUNKY!
     
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I was wondering.
    I thought it could've been an Fclef bass?
     
  6. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    That's a KSD no doubt.

    Sounds good IMO.
     
  7. bottomzone

    bottomzone

    Oct 21, 2005
    Melvin has been killing for a long time!!! He was the bassist on the "Soul Train" theme song that O'Byan did back in the day and on that entire album.


    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
     
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I don't think that's a KSD guys...

    Unless he added a side jack, new pickups and a new preamp.
     
  9. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    ...YUM
     
  10. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Mark, I believe it is a KSD, check out the following song that is in the same set with Ritenour. love this song btw...
    :)

     
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  12. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    It's a modified KSD,I was so impressed by the tone he was getting when I saw the DVD that I emailed him and asked him what was up with that bass.IIRC it had Seymour Duncan PUs in it,fat tone ,great player
     
  13. bottomzone

    bottomzone

    Oct 21, 2005
    Here you go:




    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
     
  14. This is from the WONDERFUL Lee Ritenour OVERTIME DVD. It's a career retrospective, with his more straight ahead stuff, the fusion stuff (with Anthony Jackson on bass... you want to be amazed, check out Captain Fingers!), and the more 'smooth jazz' stuff with Melvin on bass. Fantastic DVD.
     
  15. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    +1, along with the late Dave Carpenter on upright there is a lot to love bass wise on that DVD at a pretty cheap price. One of the many things I dug on there was young drummer Oscar Seaton. If more smooth jazz was recorded this way with a live band, it would be so much more appealing to me.
     
  16. I couldn't agree more, guys! An absolute must have for fans of great jazz playing. And especially Anthony Jackson! What fantastic playing.

    Has to be one of the last live recordings with Dave as well.
     
  17. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    38-39 is young? well I guess in comparison to the others,Oscar has been around for a while
     
  18. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I didn't know he was in his 30's, but these days everybody looks young to me.;)
     
  19. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I'll be honest, I think Lee plays wonderfully, but some things are incredibly cheese ball. His distortion tone for instance. However, his music and the whole presentation really does speak to me so I can't say too much critical stuff about it.

    I love that whole Overtime recording. Kenya Hathaway sounds awesome and Oscar Seaton is killing it throughout, and if he's not, session master Harvey Mason is playing.

    Melvin Davis plays his KSD 5 string which sounds awesome imo (check out "Is It You" - I believe that has Seymour Duncans and some sort of SD preamp as well. That is "the" coveted modern J bass slap tone imo.
     
  20. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    this sounds GOOOOOOOOOOOOD...it's rare to hear the bass mixed so well on a dvd that all the tone comes through even on youtube. i need to get that dvd...
     

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