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paul mccartney on 'ebony and ivory'

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by steviecsg, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. steviecsg


    Aug 16, 2002
    im sure all of you have heard the duet by stevie wonder and paul mccartney 'ebony and ivory'

    i assume that it's mccartney on bass? was it a wal or rickenbacker? tone is really bright and ballsy
  2. I honestly think he was playing Yamaha at that time... :eek:
  3. steviecsg


    Aug 16, 2002

    oh! a yamaha? which model?
  4. steviecsg


    Aug 16, 2002
    wow i didnt know that..thanks for the info!

    no wonder the BBs of the 80s were held in such high regard by recording artists. great tone!
  5. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    Though I never was a huge McCartney (I'm a Stevie wonder fan though), I must admit that his playing on this tune is superb!
  6. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    ahh, now see, I'm a huge McCartney fan, and a pretty big Stevie fan and I'm pretty sure that was a really cheesy song. I can think of a bazillion other tunes to talk about before that one.
  7. I'm a huge fan too, but you gotta admit the entire album TUG OF WAR is recorded very well. George Martin engineered/produced this album.

    BallRoom Dancing, is my favorite track!
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    George Martin is the man!
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Agree 100%.
    The only good thing about that tune was the SNL parody by Piscopo & Murphy.
    ...just one man's opinion.
  10. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The SNL parody is absolutely brilliant!

    I loved Paul's bass sound with that 5 string WAL. Listening to "Flowers in the Dirt" and "Off the Ground" is a major bass pleasure for me.