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Nyabinghi... (fender peeps) Best Riddim Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Reverend G-Money, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Ha, any reggae bottom dwellers will know what i mean. mainly i'm going after Passive Fender players... i recently was made aware of THE Nyabinghi beat (the backbone to all reggae), and i feel that that my MIA jazz V is the best for the bottom so far. Does anyone else feel that a GOOD Fender feels "organic" in a sense??? Just bass, amp, and me, and yet i can achieve whatever tone i'd like. I've used it my Fender for metal, bluegrass, funk, punk, you name it... yet, this bass feels like it was MADE for the Nyabinghi beat. smooth, natural, kinda god like.... anyone else feel like this about their Fender and the music they make with it?? :smug:
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    G, have you picked up the grounation yet? Check it out...Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, seen?

    For years I've used several Fender Jazz basses and a 73 precision that all worked great. I also have a PRS, which is the bass of choice for Robbie Shakespear, but these days I play my Dingwall on stage, with a custom Dingwall Z1 on the way...which will be designed specifically for reggae. The Dingwall lets me play both roots and dancehall style with ease.

    I have to be honest, I've seen or played with most of the 'name bands' and a lot of bands that most wouldn't recognize as such but are famous in reggae culture...and the deepest groove I've ever heard? Lloyd Brevett on an upright. Every time I've had the opportunity to share a bill or a stage, hell, even the bar, with Brevett, his playing has been a religious/groove exprience, enough to change my life forever.
  3. if you mean "Groundation"... yeah, they RIP!!!
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    The 'Grounation" is the traditional Rastafarian religious ceremony, which not only includes lots of drumming including nyabinghi, but also a variety of other patterns.

    There's plenty of spoken word to it too. The Count Ossie Recording is a classic 'field recording' of a ceremony, and many of the 'songs' that you hear were later translated into reggae songs that became classics. Its the easiest way to get close to the roots of the rastafarian movement, and you can hear echoes of the material throughout Jamaican popular music even today.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Anybody ever see the movie "Club Paradise"?