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Take a listen. What bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by -=DanAtkinson=-, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. http://atkinsonbasses.com/storage/audio/7days.mp3

    Here's a snippet from "Seven Days in Sunny June" by Jamiroquai. I think Derrick Mcintyre played bass on this track. Sounds like a Stingray to me, or possibly a Jazz with the bridge pup favored, but I wanted to get more opinions.
  2. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Sounds like a 2x4 to me. :D
  3. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    Sounds a bit like a synth to me....
  4. Indeed it does.
  5. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I think it's an owl.

    Or some sort of kitchen-appliance.
  6. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Sounds like a Jazz with the bridge pup and compression.
  7. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    That was my first impression. Sounds processed/compressed. I do hear a little finger attack in there, but some samples can emulate that now.
  8. I don't think Derrick Mcintyre plays synthesizers.
  9. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I believe live he uses a Stingray for that song, if I recall.
  10. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    We are just commenting on the final sound of the bass in the track, it is heavily processed. If it has to be a bass, I would guess Musicman.
  11. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    There is synth going on, but the bass sounds like a Stingray to me.
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yes, there's You tubes of him playing a Stingray 5 live.
  13. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    And on that video it actually sounds like a Sting Ray. Congrats to the studio engineer/producer for sucking all the life out of it on the studio cut.
  14. Yeah, it's a weird tone on the studio cut. Sounds kinda like a Stingray but something just isn't right. Love his playing however.
  15. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    And I usually curse live sound guys for not knowing how to mix bass. But that one got it right. There is a lot of schmutz on that studio track. When I record, I'm usually happiest with the sound when the engineer, says, "Man, your bass went straight to the track, didn't need a thing". Funny things happen in mastering sometimes, too.
  16. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I think with bands that are bass-reliant they get a sound guy who has the ability to discern those things properly. Get your average run-of-the-mill sound guy and he's probably way more crazy about the vocals, lead guitar, how loud the drums are...and forgets about the rest.
  17. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Jamiroquai has had 20 years to get their sound polished to the point of sterility in the studio :bag::p

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