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Timothy Schmit

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Andy Mopley, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    during a show I just saw, he changed almost to a different bass for every song the Eagles played..what's the deal with that??
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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  3. Aric Keith

    Aric Keith

    Feb 11, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    F'ing rock stars.
  4. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    Boy, you guys are TOUGH!! Admittedly, it's been 10 years since I saw the Eagles perform, but in that show , he only changed basses once, and I have no idea why. (They were both 4-strings, fretted!)
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  5. He can so he did. He might have needed to take the basses on the road for tax, insurance, estate and/or expense purposes or he was plain bored.
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  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Guitarist do it, why not bassist.
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  7. Might be to have the basses be re-tuned.

    Then again, they’re basses, right?
  8. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Part of his endorsement deal?
  9. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    The "B." in Timothy B. Schmit stands for "Basses...Lots of Them."

    Did you mean to say: "I Can't Tell You Why?" ;)
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  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Maybe he just has a lot of basses and likes playing them.
    Winoman, Lo-E, Sixgunn and 5 others like this.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It's probably one of the hottest tickets on show business right now. They probably have some of the best roadies and techs in the business.

    It may have been cold out.

    It could be different sounds he wanted.

    It could be nostalgia and he's doing his last tour (like Geddy). So he just wants to rock each bass again before calling it quits.
  12. BassJuju

    BassJuju Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Because he can. I would if I had roadies to haul and fetch all my basses. :D
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  13. my guess is string choice roundwound, flat wound
  14. 808P123


    Mar 25, 2015
    A few of Henley's songs are fretless, New York Minute, Boys of Summer ect.
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  15. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Aw man. Now I'm sad.
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  16. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    He's just following in Geddy's footsteps. Coming soon: TBS's "Large Attractive Book of Bass Guitars".
    EatS1stBassist, Pdaddy1978 and nixdad like this.
  17. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    if I could find a way to play every bass I own every show I do, I would. I don't like them feeling neglected. and I love them all.
  18. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    The most critical skill for every person on a tour (musician or tech crew) is the ability to kill time - without developing self destructive habits (second clause is key). If you don't have your tech constantly occupied, it gives them more time to develop self destructive habits, or....simply fall asleep backstage. Either is bad news when you get to the point where you really NEED their help.

    Or maybe he's just a Diva, or....justifying to his wife why he has 27 basses (Honey, every tune needs a different bass). None of us (nudge nudge, wink wink) can sympathize, I'm sure. ;-)
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  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'm with https://www.talkbass.com/members/stumbo.110359/ : he's marketing something. maybe just 'coolness'. he got your attention! :D
  20. Crash 56

    Crash 56

    Mar 13, 2014
    Spokane, Wa.
    That is strange, considering his sig model with just the volume knob.....

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