What does Cake Use?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dpduder, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Dpduder

    Dpduder Guest

    Mar 27, 2007
    Gorham, ME
    Ok, saw I saw this band live last week and they were pretty awesome. Ive been a fan of their baselines for a while and while watching the bass player was really surprised. I couldn't identify his bass. the headstock said fender and looked like a P-bass, had the split p bass pickups. but the body was different. The control panel looked like that of 2 band musicman. The bridge looked a little different. Im not sure but it also looked like a short scale, either a 30" or 32" scale, the tone certainly sounds like a short scale to my ears.


    theres a video of them live, not the best footage, but you get a shot of the bass players gear around 1:10.

    Anyone else here a fan, or know something about this mysterious fender?
  2. quasiz_bassist

    quasiz_bassist Guest

    Nov 29, 2006
    Erie, Kansas
    Cake is awesome, I don't know what kind that is though, looks pretty cool though.
  3. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Cake went through a few bassists. When I saw them they had a bass that looked like a Fender 51 Custom Shop P with a single coil through a GK rig.
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    gahh I know what that is...
    I just can't think of it.

    I'm thinking an early G&L, or Musicman.

  5. Was it his slightly modified yet pretty average green P bass? It's all it is, and it it going through a GK amp, and iirc, an 810.

    Love Cake. LOVE that band. so fun.
  6. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    when I saw them it was either the tele bass or the green bass Mon Rominee described above..
  7. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA

    1 c. egg whites (7 or 8)
    1/2 c. sifted unsweetened cocoa, sift before measuring
    3/4 c. boiling water
    1 3/4 c. sifted cake flour, sift before measuring
    1 3/4 c. sugar
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 c. salad oil
    7 egg yolks
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place egg white in large bowl, set aside for 1 hour.
    Place cocoa in small bowl. Add boiling water, stir until smooth. Let mixture cool about 20 minutes.

    In second large bowl sift flour, sugar, soda, and salt. Make a well in center, pour in oil, egg yolks, vanilla and cooled cocoa. With spoon or mixer beat just until smooth. Sprinkle cream of tartar over egg whites, beat until stiff peaks form (do not over-beat). Pour batter over egg whites.

    Gently fold into egg whites until blended. Pour into ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake 65 to 70 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

    That should clear things up!

  8. MurvintheWalrus

    MurvintheWalrus Guest

    Sep 21, 2007
    Definately a cake fan. He plays with some funky soul in alt rock, and makes lines that sound harder than they are. I've seen him play those weird tele basses and little 50 and 60's p's like sting's custom. Maybe in that one he modded it. It kinda looks like that cliff burton all black with a big block hummy. Cept' in white.
  9. MurvintheWalrus

    MurvintheWalrus Guest

    Sep 21, 2007
    way to be a smart a$$ zooberwerx
    Never mind hah hah:D
  10. here's the P yer thinkin about.

  11. Dpduder

    Dpduder Guest

    Mar 27, 2007
    Gorham, ME
    Thats exactly it!
  12. Yeah. I love his playing...so cool. I'm glad Gabe back in the lineup.

    And that bass,as simple as it is, just kills.
  13. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    looks like a refinished P with some sort of homemade control plate.
  14. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    That would be my guess, from whatever time period they drilled a hole from the control cavity to the pickup route, rather than route the whole thing.
  15. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    +1. Precision Bass, my men, only without the whole pickguard.
  16. Yeah, I'm still bummed I didn't see them this past Friday in Boston.... too damn bummed, of course my Drummer went, that bastehd.
  17. Dpduder

    Dpduder Guest

    Mar 27, 2007
    Gorham, ME
    had front row seats @ the merril in portland. :D great times!
  18. MrHarrison

    MrHarrison Guest

    Nov 5, 2007
    Lynnwood, WA
    I was gonna say MM or G&L too, then I saw the pic and now I have no idea.

    On another note, does anyone know if Cake's Gabe Nelson is the Gabe Nelson that used to work at BassNW? I remember BNW Gabe being gone right around the time GN started playing with Cake.
  19. Yes, you do. It's p bass. Honestly. Nothing more. :)

    It'd be cool if it was the same gent from BassNW, but I have no idea. It very well could be. You should call BassNW and ask...I'm sure they'd tell you.
  20. MrHarrison

    MrHarrison Guest

    Nov 5, 2007
    Lynnwood, WA
    Well played.

    And again you assail me with common sense...d@mn dirty apes!

    And thus I shall go forth and do as instructed.