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Sheryl Crow--who knew?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RichardW, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    Here's the cover art for her new live album. Never realized she played the bass. What's she playing, because it looks cool.

  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Guessing a DePinto based on the sparklies, wish I could see the headstock.

    And yeah, I knew. ;)

    D'oh look at the knobs and bridge - it's a Gretsch!

    D'oh D'oh I'm an idiot I mean Guild! hehe, got it right this time...
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I guess I just have trouble keeping my focus on the bass in that pic. drool
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  4. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    I was in the know as well. As another female bassist I always try to keep up with what the ladies are doing on bass.
    Yep that’s her trusty vintage guild. There was a recent cover of bassplayer magazine with details on her favorite bass. She also has a vintage P for recording .
    She just lays down a solid foundation. No fancy chops or licks. But she gets the job done . Said she now writes on bass and prefers it to guitar .
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)

    (same bass, fwiw)
  6. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    Does the "be myself" refer to her playing a bass instead of a guitar? :)
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i don't blame her --- it's so much easier than guitar. :laugh:
  8. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    It's a Guild bass she's been using for a long time.
    She's no Jaco, but she's as solid as a rock, as is her band. I sometimes envy a bassist who can just lay down the roots (My inner Phil Lesh always pops in for a visit).
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  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    She’s been been playing bass while fronting her band for years; for a season they had an entire back line of Kustom amps. Don’t know if those were merely visual props, though.
  10. Skokiaan


    Jun 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    She plays a Guild M85 II

  11. Skokiaan


    Jun 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    ...and a StingRay

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  12. Skokiaan


    Jun 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    ...and a Kay

    ...and another StingRay
  13. Skokiaan


    Jun 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    ... and an early P

    ...and another P

    ...and another Guild M85

    ...and another Guild
  14. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    From the live shows I’ve seen on TV she pretty mich nails what she needs and those Guilds sound great.
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  15. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I saw her several years ago and she played a Guild Starfire. It was at an NFL game, so I'm not sure they actually played, but she had on a red Starfire
  16. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The M85 has the same pickup/electronics setup as a Starfire or a JS but with a Les Paul style body. Some of them were made semi hollow, most are solid. Some of the II's have a master volume knob (it's the small one visible in the first pic). Of course, there was a matching guitar model as well.
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
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  18. Yes, she started on guitar but started writing her music on bass after, I think 2005. There was an interview with her on one of her DVD's that I watched.
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    She's only played bass onstage for over 20 years:)
  20. naetog

    naetog Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    She puts on a great show too!
    Only seen her once, but it was a pleasant surprise.
    Didn't know what to expect going in, but am very glad I was there!

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