Tears for Fears Head Over Heels - Help me solve a dispute

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BKBassDude, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. BKBassDude

    BKBassDude

    Jun 17, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ok great recording, beautiful bass line and tone.

    But what bass is it?

    A friend of mine is convinced it is a fretless.

    I think it is a fretted, just favoring the bridge PU to get a bit of that burp.

    Live performances I see being played on a fretted Warwick and some fretted headless thingy.

    But my friend is still convinced. I told him I'd make a post on here and let an expert weigh in and he'd agree.

    So, it's fretted right? (not leading in anyway ;)
     
  2. I would say that the studio version is fretted.
     
  3. gumtown

    gumtown

    May 7, 2007
    New Zealand
    When i saw them in the 80's he was using a Steinburger.
     
  4. Stingray5

    Stingray5 Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Long Island, NY
    Great tune. Played it a few times with my band. Never got the impression the original was on fretless.
     
  5. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    my band did a cover of this song. definitely not fretless tone.