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What Beatles songs did Paul Mccartney use mutes on?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by William81, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. William81


    Sep 23, 2020
    Im trying to find What beatles songs have the rickenbacker mutes on or a foam mute on the fender jazz? sometimes it not so easy to tell and if anyone knows some examples that would be great
  2. dpaul

    dpaul Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    Florence, NJ
    Pretty much most of The White Album is Paul playing the Rickenbacker with the mute on. Really grungy bass tone, all attack with little to no sustain. Listen to ‘Helter Skelter’
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  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    That was John on a Fender VI bass..

    The Jazzmaster type bridge(coupled with the 30” scale and thinner strings)doesn’t lend itself to too much sustain, that’s why JM/Jag guitars were a hit with the surf crowd, and the VI was more useful in country “tic-tac” situations, where the upright was providing all the low-end “umph”. Somehow, Jack Bruce was able to get a fat sound out of it on Fresh Cream.

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  4. dpaul

    dpaul Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    Florence, NJ
    I stand corrected! :thumbsup:
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