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Sillyness in Shania Twain video

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FretNoMore, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Just saw a short glimpse of a Shania Twain video (I think the song is called Ka-Ching) where she is playing (read: posing with) a red flying-V guitar. Anyway, it was hooked up to a Hartke 1x15 + 4x10 bass stack. I guess they chose it for the metal cone speakers, looks good on TV?

    You'd think she would object to an error like that, or did she just confirm one of those myths about female lead singers?

  2. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    Shes probablly just a big puppet like the rest of them.
  3. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida


  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'd like to fit that puttet on my hand :)
  5. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    i bet you would....:rolleyes:

    can't blame you in the least. :D She makes good music videos... i just prefer to watch them on mute
  6. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Can I agree with you guys on that?

  7. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    You're assuming she actiually knew or cared what a Hartke is.The only people that care are other bassists.Nobody who watches that video cares,none of the producers,nobody at the label and nobody at MTV.Gear is like technique,nobody besides ourselves care what we use or do,as long as it satisfies they're needs.
    The "myth's" about female singers apply to amateurs in any genre.
    I've worked with and listened to female singers who could clean the clock with 95% of the "musicians" on this site.
  8. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Most likely it was a visual director/marketing type decision, anyway. Someone said "Oh use that amp with the silver speakers. That will look better."
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    You make a lot of generalizations and assumptions there, ConU... ;)

    I find it difficult to believe that someone who is a professional singer/musician, surrounded by other musicians 24/7, married to a music producer, etc, etc wouldn't know the difference between a bass amp and a guitar amp.

    I would however believe she and her producers are happy to rely on the fact that 99,9% of those watching the video don't know the difference.
  10. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    Yeah I can Here it now:phil Collins-Ya know Easty that cookie cutter Yamaha Just Don't cut it no more...Nathan:you're right,for the next vid I'll use a double-neck Conklin,you'll really sell more albums then Philly...:D it's showbiz man,has nuthin' to do with music.
  11. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Has anyone actually played a flying V through a Hartke 410+115 stack? I bet it would sound awesome.
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    No, but I have heard guitar through bass cabinets, and it works well for rhythm work. Not so great for leads, where a lot of highs are present, but for chugging along, they do pretty good. The bass response is decent. Can't compare with an instrument an octave lower, but it does sound deeper than a guitar cab doing the same thing.
  13. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I was in a band that shot a video clip. The producer made me use my Ibanez instead of my Stingray because he prefered the look. Our guitarist was told to put down his Wolfgang and use a Torch Les Paul copy instead. Anyone in the know would think we were using the worse equipment we could muster. Objecting got us nowhere.......

    PS:- the video looked crap......