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What kind of bass on Revolver "For No One"?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by So Low Bass, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. The information on this Beatles tune states Paul used his Ric. HMMM.

    A question to you "Ears" out there: Any chance that it's a J?? To me, the difference in sound from the rest of the album jumps out at me.
  2. kingbee


    Apr 18, 2006
    According to all the sources I've seen, Paul used his Rickenbacker on that album.

    Paul did have a Fender VI but it was almost always played by John or George (Let It Be, Long and Winding Road, etc.) and, as far as I know, wasn't used prior to the White Album.
  3. Hello KB-

    The VI was used by John and George, never Paul (being strung the "right" way.) I understand Paul mostly used his Ric on Revolver, which brings me back to my question: Why does 4 no 1 sound unique. I think he aquired HIS J (not the one George later used) by this time...1966. Let's put the books aside for the moment; does it sound like a J?
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Man, that's the worst font ever.

    Anyway, I think it could go either way, but it sounds slightly more like a Ric to my ears.
  5. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    It sounds exactly like a ric with flatwounds to me.

    To the OP - you're free to go ahead and think it's a fender if you like. :D
  6. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
  7. deego


    Nov 4, 2008

    Good call
  8. It's a Ric with flats.
  9. No it's not.

  10. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
    Switch on the neck pickup only and a Ric sounds very different from what someone who's unfamiliar with them would expect. I've seen pics of Paul in the studio with that switch in the UP position.

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