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Phil Lynott

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dougjwray, Mar 23, 2021.


  1. LostJohnny

    LostJohnny

    Mar 11, 2020
    NYC
    I've seen a few pictures of him with Aria, Ampeg Dan Armstrong, and Rickenbacker basses, but it does seem like Fenders were his mainstay, since virtually every live photo has him playing one of those.
     
  2. The Arias were from a promo photo. Maybe an endorsement was in the works when he died but I've never seen him actually using them.
     
  3. Clank Plank

    Clank Plank

    Dec 26, 2020
    England
    Every Thin Lizzy guitarist was a first class axe man, but to my mind Eric Bell in particular was helluva talent. His wailing slide guitar on Mama Nature Said is tom die for, and fits perfectly with Lynott's bass scales and soulfully rasping vocals.

     
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  4. Cavemanfrmc

    Cavemanfrmc

    Apr 11, 2021
    This bass line.

     
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  5. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    There is a Thin Lizzy live cd you need to check out.
    It is well recorded and mixed and Phil's playing stands out better.
     
  6. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    Well said. Although Phil was such a confident guy onstage, he must have felt a lot of pressure being who he was at the time, and I think it's reflected in his music. Thin Lizzy songs are full of gamblers, criminals, outlaws, loners, addicts, and various other characters on the fringes of society, and you can sense a lot of insecurity in Phil's more melancholy songs.
     
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