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Stingray Double Bass Imitation

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, May 21, 2011.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Last fall I interviewed Mr. Eddie Randall Jr, a bassist and son of a famous local bandleader, the man who gave Miles Davis hid first gig. Mr. Randall told me his main bass was a Pre-Ernie Ball Stingray, and that he could get an acoustic bass sound out it. I heard him do it at a luncheon yoday'
     
  2. I'll believe it when I hear it.
     
  3. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Dr, C,
    Did he use any particularly unusual technique, equipment, or EQ for this?
    Did his bass have an additional piezo pup?
    While I don't have a fretless Ray, I would be interested if the tone got close to a DB.
     
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I was really impressed! When I was in the line getting my plate, Mr. Randall took a solo and he came really close to the double bass sound. It helps that he has played bass since 1960 or so, he bought that Stingray new back in the Seventies. I didn't get a chance to talk to him since I am at my second of four engagements for today, but my guess is that he is using flatwounds and the mutes to get his sound.
     
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    lmao!!!

    you know the rules Dr.Cheese, no vid....
     
  6. semi off topic but I read in a review once that the Epiphone Thunderbird IV can closely approximate the double bass sound when the neck pickup is soloed. I have no idea if its true or not.
     

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