NEED A BASS TO PLAY THE BEATLES

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gsbkv10, Sep 5, 2010.


  1. Muaguana

    Muaguana

    Jul 28, 2009
    MOTHMAN!:hyper:
     
  2. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    Lompoc, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    You'd have better luck with an Eggman. Koo Koo Ka Choo!
     
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Yep.

    After growing-up with and hearing these bass lines hundreds of times, it's always humbling having to play them(properly).

    Probably good to make sure you've got some "boom", and turn any tweeters off.
     
  4. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    McCartney plays a Hofner on all Beatles recordings up until REVOLVER, so it is incorrect to say he only recorded with a Rick and only played the Hofner live because it is light. He also played the Hofner during the whole LET IT BE sessions, and on a few of the ABBEY ROAD songs.

    The Hofner, along with the Rick, is a huge part of the McCartney bass sound. Yes, he also has used Fenders, Yamaha, and Wal.

    If you just want the SOUND, and are not too picky, get any old school style bass (passive electronics, please), put flats on it (a must!) and turn the tone knob almost off, and on the amp have a bit of treble, and a lot of bass. And play with a pick!! Oh, and use the neck PU only.
     
  5. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
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  6. vstring3

    vstring3

    Oct 30, 2009
    Connecticut
    Yup, that's the one. Wear a circular saw blade between your crotch, too. You'll have the McCartney thing down after that.
     
  7. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    Yeah! Get that and play Beatle songs! Ha ha!:D
     
  8. I'm confused. Why won't you share what you play now? What bass/basses, amp, pedals?

    You want the "sound", but I'm willing to bet TB as a group, can improve what you already have...
     
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