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Nilsson - Jump Into the Fire

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by NightTripper, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm not sure this is the appropriate section for this thread, but it is to my best guess. Mods, please move it if necessary.

    I am a fan of Harry Nilsson and believe he is extremely underrated. Anyway, I was just listening to "Jump Into the Fire" and I happened to notice that the bass tone on that track is just sick. Does anyone know 1) what type of bass is being played and 2) who is playing it? Love the tone.
  2. pkstone

    pkstone Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2011
    I can't remember the bassist's name, and don't know the type of bass, but he's grabbing the tuner and de-tuning while playing that solo. Then he tunes it back up at the end.

    I agree, it's pretty awesome.
  3. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Herbie Flowers played on that record IIRCC.

    Just googling pics, he seems to lean toward the fender jazz.
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  4. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    Thanks to the commercial for the new Bill Murray movie Rock the Kasbah....My world needed this song right now.....Oh,...That tone.:cool:

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  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    …same guy on-
    "Rock On"
    "Space Oddity"
    "Walk On The Wild Side"

    Herbie Flowers is one creative musician.
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  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That is so fantastic!
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