RIP Dee Dee Ramone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by crud19, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. crud19


    Sep 26, 2001
    Dee Dee Ramone was found dead yesterday in his LA apartment. Regardless of what you think of the Ramones, it's always a shame to see one of our own go down before their time. Rest in peace, Dee Dee.
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    No way.... No freaking way......
    Freak man, Why do good musicans keep leavin?

  3. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    howd he die!?
  4. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Two down.

    A brutal shame!
  5. I think it came was heart failure....probably from all those drugs etc. he took while in the Ramones.

    It's really a shame, I can't go and say Dee Dee was an underappreciated bassist, but he did write most of their songs and was a vital part of the chemistry in the early years.

    I guess we all have to go sometime though.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Yep, Dee Dee was way too underappreciated. But I saw him a couple of times with the Ramones and he was amazing; he got such great groove and tone out of his P-bass and SVTs. He was the one who showed me that a note could sound better when played on a different string (he often played notes up high on the lower strings).
  7. Prague77


    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    this is so depressing. the ramones were great deedee :(

    lots of musicians passing away lately...
  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Already a thread in off-topic. Check it out, it's bigger.:)
  9. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    That's too bad. If I had a band, I'd ask 'em to play a Ramones song as a tribute.

    EDIT: How can I research Dee Dee's style (stage persona, playing style, gear)? Anyone know of any videos I should check out?
  10. Wear your bass around your knees, pick at the neck. Always face the audience, rock out as much as you want. He used 2-3 SVT heads, a SVT 810 and 2 marshall guitar cabs ( I think) check out the Ramones Anthology for some tips.
  11. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Thanks, BigWig Will! Now, for a really weird question -- what color was his bass? Was it white, or was it a yellow P-Bass?
  12. This sucks, really sad :( R.I.P. Dee Dee.....
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  14. Helmetboy14


    Aug 4, 2008
    You know he is the one who inspired me to take up the bass...
  15. sonicvi


    Jun 10, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Has everybody forgotten about Johnny? It's THREE Ramones down. RIP.
  16. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs

    But I do love the Ramones. That documentary "End of the Century" was also a fitting tribute and education about the band.
  17. Helmetboy14


    Aug 4, 2008

    you know even though i am a bassist i do apreciate guitarists :bassist: i even own a pair of johnny ramone vans
  18. Helmetboy14


    Aug 4, 2008
    his bass was a white p-bass
  19. Sahm


    Dec 18, 2007
    Delaware, OH
    Trees are made of wood.