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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Les Izmor, Feb 19, 2010.
Your band sounds good man!
...but still having an iPhone...
You guys are KILLIN' me today!!! I frequest several different kinds of forums, TalkBass users are by FAR the most clever and funny!
Aw, shucks, thanks!
I play in 2 blues bands and my main bass in those bands is my '08' MIA Fender Jazz V. Sounds great for holding down the low end - powerful.
Good description! Made me think of a song from here in Memphis by harmonica great Lyn Jones. He wrote a song called "Germantown Blues". Germantown is a nice, rich section of beautiful homes in the East Memphis area. He's got the blues because there's "...too much chlorine in the pool"; his Porsche is running hot; etc. This version is from a live performance at Memphis's Rum Boogie Cafe. Not the best sound quality, but you get the idea. Pretty funny.
martin mull (great guitar player) did a similiar tune almost 40 years ago.he even played slide with a baby bottle and a uke.
Its made by bankers' sons not sharecroppers sons.
Roscoe Beck 5'er in my main band.
Single coil P,split coil P,Jazz,violin bass,Stingray( until it got stolen....) Conrad pawnshop special.......
It's all about the blues,not the bass.One of the best blues bassists we have in Houston plays a Rickenbacker!
I have been playing blues for over 45 years but I don't think I have tried the moden blues yet.
It's the color of the bass that is important, not the style.
For modern style blues.
Which to me means a 5-string.
I have a MTD 535. (which is great)
But, a Sadowsky NY 5, or Norstrand 5-string.
May work better?
Fender PJ ... just say'n
Nah, it's the color of your porkpie hat and vest that really counts.
Yep, Blue for the Blues.
Does that make 3 votes for a Roscoe Beck?
^ I think so.
Roscoe Becks are really great blues basses.All passive with the ability to cop Jazz and P tones with the flick of a couple of switches.
EDIT: Here is mine in action. ( First 5:40 only )
Whoa, nice clip... that beef on your low notes is exactly what I'm talkin' about, and it's especially amazing that any low end came through on a live youtube clip! Thanks for sharing. Is the guitarist/singer Johhny Brown, or Tutu Jones? I really dug his style.
^ Texas Johnny Brown.He played behind Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker in the 60's,Amos Milburn in the 50's,and was on Ruth Brown's first recordings.We are celebrating his 82nd birthday tonight.
It's an honor to play with him!
The Roscoe Beck and Jack casady models are the only models i can think of that are models made for Blues/R&B players.
As said before, a lot of the older guys are still sticking by a precision or a jazz.
Tommy Shannon plays Foderas and Fenders, i think he used warwicks too? I saw willie weeks with Clapton and he was playing a Pbass. And,that being said, Nathan East plays a 6 string Yamaha!
A jazz with rounds and a P with flats will do it all!
I'd add the Epiphone Allen Woody sig "Rumblekat" model to that list.
I saw an old dude in a three piece band playing blues on a Ric. I was shocked, it sounded perfectly normal.
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