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What bass did Mark Adams play ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by turbod, Oct 11, 2002.


  1. turbod

    turbod

    Aug 30, 2002
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Can anyone tell me what bass Mark Adams played of the 70/80s group Slave? Does anyone know what he modified to get that greasy/funky sound he got?
     
  2. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    alembic probably, But I heard he was givin a jazz bass in the studio because he nor the engineer could properly record the bass you have inquired about. also I saw him live a year ago and he sucked. slave was my favorite funk group in the seventies.
     
  3. turbod

    turbod

    Aug 30, 2002
    Santa Clarita, CA
    I appreciate the info. Slave was one of my favorite funk bands of the 70's as well.
     
  4. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    he started out on the j bass then switched to the
    alembic only to switch back to the j bass probably
    for the reason pyrohr gave.
    as for that sicka$$ tone i believe he uses a flanger
    and envelope filter.
     
  5. turbod

    turbod

    Aug 30, 2002
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Thanks Starchild... Now I have some insight on how Adams got that sound. I'm yet to explore the vast world of flangers, chorus, and envelope effects. I'll do that eventually.