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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by plar, Jun 19, 2005.
what was the bass they used in the movie school of rock?
It's a DeArmond Jetstar bass I think, considering you're talking about the black one at the end, and not the hollow body.
ok cool. Does anyone know what the one used throughout the movie is? I thought it looked cool, but I have no idea what it is.
I'm pretty sure they used a Viola Bass..... I can't remember who makes them but I also saw that they used a Fender Pbass (i think it could of been a J)
wasn't it some kind of epi?
Yeah I think it was an Epiphone or Gibson
Oh. ok. you meant that bass
I was talking about the one after the battle of the bands, sorta in the credits or right before them.
The one thing that bugged me is when Jack Black says, "See, as for the bass, it's like what you were playing before, but turn it on its side and... cello! It's a bass!"
Aren't cellos tuned in fifths? I mean, come on now. How are we supposed to take that movie seriously?
Not to mention no bass solo while everyone else had one...
Anyway, my girlfriend is a cellist, I'm a bassist, I can't play her thing that well and she can't play mine that well yet. It's not as simple as turning it on it's side.
Didn't some jazz guy tune a bass like a cello?
I remember reading in interview with Tony Levin where he was talking about how he played cello and bass on one of his solo albums, and there are some outtakes of him playing bass but thinking he was still in fifths.
Not that that has anything to do with anything.
a tenor bass is almost like a cello on its side, only an octave lower, and she didnt have a bass solo bcuz she can't play bass, didn't you noitce how she couldnt have been playing the bass line bassed on how here fingers fwere for some songs? i did
Ha ha! Wait, that is something I would do
I wish I had a dollar for each time at practice I have tuned down to drop D, then wondered why the next song sounded wrong :scowl:
I dont Know, somthing about the bridge work and Veri tone switch is Screaming Hofner or Harmony, sort of like what what Stu...(name escapes me) played with the beatles before paul took over bass......Sutclife!!!!!!
By the by, if you turn on the 'Kids commentary' on school of rock, you can hear the following conversation.
"One of the music kids" So, have you ever played bass before?
"Bass girl" No, I only play guitar, but bass only has 4 strings, it's alot easier then guitar.
we were willing to accept that an imposter could just waltz into a $15k a year private elementary school, use all of the class time for band practice, teach kids how to adapt to their new instruments in a few days' time, and not get caught immediately.
but this? this is too much!
If you want to see the real deal then either find the recent movie/documentary on the Paul Green School of Rock Music out of Philly, or better yet catch the PGSORM live. I saw their Zappa band in NYC last fall and saw the vid of them playing at Zappanale Festival in Germany in '03 and they are the real deal.
Their Zappa and Pink Floyd units are like the "master class" bands from what I can tell. The kids that show that they can handle the simpler stuff and want to continue to be challenged can try out for these bands. Where was this kind of place when I was a kid?
BTW, these kids are completely anti-poser. The Zappa show I saw last year didn't pull any punches. Hard ass material played with skill and enthusiasm.
- Oh - Paul Green comes off like a jerk. Most band directors do.
Thank you for playing
The Bass shown the most is an early sixties Framus Star
A.K.A. "The Rolling Stones Bass."
Observe and Learn, Kiddies:
Here's a shot of the Bass in the Movie -
Here's the Bass -
Notice the Framus logo.
Bill with a later model 2 p'up Framus Star.
hehe, you should get another girlfriend!
mike manring tunes his basses like a cello.
Kind of off topic from original thread but, I know Ray Brown and Percy Heath tuned cellos to EADG to make it an acoustic piccolo bass.