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Short Skirt Long Jacket - was it a synth?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jmattbassplaya, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Just curious. I recently heard this song in my SUV and was able to hear the bass much more distinctly than I have ever been able to in the past, and the line was played with such punch and precision that I was beginning to think it was actually done on a synth. Anyone have any thoughts about this?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I've seen it played live a couple times, and the bassist played it then, not keys. But I don't know what they did for the record.
  3. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Yeah, I'm really curious because it just doesn't sound like a normal bass guitar tone to me.

    Oddly enough, on my speakers at home I couldn't notice a difference; it's only in my SUV where it stands out this way.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sounds like bass to me. Seen them play it live on TV and the bassist used a bass.
  5. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    They play in on the bass live. His tone is terrible, but it's definitely bass.
  6. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Love Cake. It's bass. And the tone is just fine.

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