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school of rock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by plar, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. plar


    Jun 14, 2005
    what was the bass they used in the movie school of rock?
  2. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    It's a DeArmond Jetstar bass I think, considering you're talking about the black one at the end, and not the hollow body.
  3. plar


    Jun 14, 2005
    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.
  4. 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)
  5. AB53211


    Apr 15, 2004
    wasn't it some kind of epi?
  6. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Yeah I think it was an Epiphone or Gibson

  7. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    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.
  8. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    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?
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    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?
  10. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    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.
  11. 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
  12. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ha ha! Wait, that is something I would do :meh:

    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:
  13. 8guy


    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    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!!!!!!
  14. Plaster


    May 17, 2005
    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.

  15. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    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!

    ;) :D
  16. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    We're not
  17. 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.
  18. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003

    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.
  19. hehe, you should get another girlfriend! ;)

    mike manring tunes his basses like a cello.
  20. TMWPB


    Mar 1, 2004
    Portland, Oregon

    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.


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