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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jimmyjames77, Oct 4, 2019.
It seems like I did not get too wrong, until then.
I forgot to mention Metallica's "Until It Sleeps".
While I wouldn't call it popular or terribly rock, "Catch a Star" from Men At Work is a fantastic song and great fretlessness.
Also, not popular but amazingly good is just about anything from Comsat Angels. The Sleep No More album is very dark and brooding and a fantastic use of fretless.
Fun fact: Comsat Angels' bassist is Kevin Bacon. Not the popular acting one though, the English bassist/producer one. But if you want to play the game:
Bassist Kevin Bacon produced an album for Ziggy Marley in 1997...
Ziggy Marley was in the movie Shark Tale with Robert DeNiro...
Robert DeNiro was in Sleepers with... Kevin Bacon. So that's connecting Kevin Bacon to Kevin Bacon.
What were we talking about again...?
He was really great with Jeff Beck and John McLaughlin too.
Before most of the bands mentioned in this thread, there was"Brand X" who's bass player certainly deserves honorable mention with the rest SO for the prize behind door #3
Who is it??
Ding Ding Ding we have a winner although it would have been interesting to let some of these "whipper snappers" struggle a bit with it LOL
Yes Percy The Man!! One of the BEST eh?
I forgot how good this stuff is, been a minute or two...
Arguably the "Primordial Goo" of "Prog Bands" as we know them today along with Genesis, King Crimson , Yes , Triumverant & FM...
Thanks for the clarification, guys!
Pino was a world wide first call session cat for years before he ever met Don Henley.
This is giving me the itch to give my Fretless another try... It sits in storage until my house is done being built. We’ll see what happens!
Then you should scratch that itch my Brother...
Anything by Peter Frampton back in 1975 on his live album. His bassist Stan Sheldon was a notable fretless player.
No time like the present. Go for it.
But not fretless.
He used a fretted Steinberger Q4.
See post #30.
Lars k norberg in spiral architect's forum said:
"There has been some confusion about the bass, whether I use fretless on the album or not. To end the confusion; I use a Steinberger Q4 on that record all the way through, and it's definitely fretted. This is the story: That bass has actually a very hard sound to it. That's great for certain things, but can also be limiting. Anyway, in order to create more variations to my lines, I started to experiment with different approaches to simulate fretless bass. My goal at the time was to create a hybrid style, thus getting the best from both worlds. I used no effects in order to accomplish the illusion of a fretless bass. Basically I just tried to play more legato. For instance, one thing I did was to play a lot of parallel octaves in order both to get that richer fretless-sounding sound and the desired glissando feel: Listen to the first half of Moving Spirit for extended use of this technique. It's reminiscent to using an octaver.
Since then I've bought myself a fretless bass, a Gary Willis signature. I use that one in the new project with Steinar. I also have the fretted version of the same bass. As of now I'm not sure which bass I'll use on the new SA. Perhaps a combination? Time will show"
That's clearly not a fretless bass.
Frank Zappa played a fretless guitar on this song:
Not at THAT time!