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Outkast bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by msangster, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know what kind of bass was played on Oatkast's song Prototype?
  2. Esoterik


    Jun 20, 2004
    Don't know what kind of bass is being played. But the bass playing is Friggin DOPE!!! ....ain't it. Love those double stops and chords that are being played. :cool:
  3. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Oh Yeah! So this is my wife's cd and we were listening to it through town and even though it isn't my firtst choice of music it did seem fresher and more original than what I hear on the radio then all of a sudden....Prototype starts up...ahhh what a pretty guitar part and then...bawump. Niiiiice...
  4. EternalDarkness


    Sep 22, 2004
    I don't know which bass they used, but that track is really great :)

    Weren't Outkast the band who made the song "I'm sorrry Miss Jackson"? I love that song :cool:
  5. If I remember correctly, he plays a Rickenbacker in the Hey Ya! video. I haven't heard Prototype though, but maybe it's the same one.
  6. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Duh. :ninja:
  7. well, i don't really know much about outkast, but i remember reading a bass player article saying that the bass player played a yamaha bass, if that helps!
    i think his name was preston crump?

    i really don't know though!

  8. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    actually I believe the bass that's in the heya video is a warwick but I havn't seen it in a while so I may be wrong. And to answer your question...Andre benjarmin plays a lot of his own bass stuff. And he plays warwicks often. As for my guess- its a warwick
  9. ceeprm


    Jul 15, 2002
    Edinburgh Scotland
    The bassplayer on prototype is Aaron mills and he plays either a Spector or a Lakland or something else....
  10. in the hey ya MV, he is playing a ric
  11. Maybe he's never seen the video. :meh:
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Okay, time for a view from the "inside". ;) If Debra Killings (TRB) or "P Groover" Crump (BB) played it, it's a Yamaha. If Aaron Mills played it, it's a Lakie. Andre has a Warwick deal, but he also owns a P and a Rick.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I also read in Bass Player that Debra Killings said her Squire PRecision Bass Special Five is her main studio bass.
  14. EternalDarkness


    Sep 22, 2004
    wow :eek:

    I thought on albums you would be using Fenders, etc, but not Squiers :D
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I'm not surprised that a good musician would use a cheap bass. The Squire Precision Bass Special Five has a comfortable neck with wide string spacing and it gets a good J-bass sound. The pickups are noisy, but Debra Killings could have had her bass shielded. She is definitely a pro-level player, and in her hands, that Squier and any other decent bass, will sound good. I have often heard stories of studio musicians using inexpensive basses. Remember they are there to be recorded, not seen.
  16. EternalDarkness


    Sep 22, 2004
    The Squier P Bass 5 sounds sweet :)

    Out of interest, if her bass is Shielded, does that mean she simply put a metal frame over the pickups to stop them being noisy?
    I only heard about shileding recently but don't know about it.
  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    She probably would have had the control are shieled with paint or some sort of foil. that would great reduce noise.
  18. EternalDarkness


    Sep 22, 2004
    Sweet, thanks for the info Dr. Cheese :)
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Maybe the track wasn't cut during the shooting of the video?


    Anyone think Chevy Chase and Paul Simon played all the instruments on "You Can Call Me Al"?