Penthouse Floor effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Caleb Mills, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. This is porbbaly gonna be a one-off answer, but can anyone tell me what effect or effects the bassist is using for the hook of Penthouse Floor by John Legend?

  2. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    The bass player is probably Kaveh Rastagar, he's probably playing a p bass with a pick. With everything that's going on in the mix it's hard to tell but it sounds to me like some sort of mellow envelope filter for most of the song, but there are points where it sounds like there is no effect on the bass at all.
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  3. Cool. Yeah, in the live version on Jimmy Fallon the bassist from the Roots was playing it and the guitar and the bass were playing the same groove. So it was a little hard to tell if it was the guitar with the effect or the bass. But on the album version it sounds more like the bass has the effect. I'll check out some envelope filters!
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  4. Evanforbass


    Feb 3, 2016
    Denver, CO
    i think pino actually tracked this. here's him live
  5. smeet

    smeet Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Hmm. At 2:18 you can see there are actually two bassists. One effected and one clean?
  6. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    I’m sure you’ve figured it out by now, but I thought I’d comment what I’m doing.

    Big fan of this album, going thru learning it now.

    Anyway, I’m using a P bass, flats (3 yr old Dunlop’s) tone all the way down, Light drive (SGFX Beta) and a Phase 90 set sloooooww.
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  7. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Wendy Melvoin, Pino Palladino, Blake Mills, Sebastian Steinberg are all credited as having played bass on the album. The one standing next to pino is Kaveh Rastegar, I think...isn't it?
  8. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Excellent backing vocalists there!
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  9. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Looking thru the individual track credits, both Pino and Wendy Melvoin are credited with bass on this track.

    The rest if anyone’s interested:
    Blake Mills on tracks 1 & 12
    Pino on tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10
    John Ryan on track 5
    Sebastian Steinberg on track 8
    No bass on track 11
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