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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

    madbassplaya

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

    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

    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

    michael_atw

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

    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

    mongo2

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

    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

    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

    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

    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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