Who played the American Standard?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Matt Quinones, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Matt Quinones

    Matt Quinones

    May 1, 2018
    You always hear about that”classic sound” you’ve heard on thousands of recordings. The American Standard. What are some of the classic recordings? Who were the bassists that had that sound?
  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Pretty much the most recorded session players...
    Jamerson, Kaye, Osborn, Dunn, Jemmott, Hood, Cogbill, Babbitt, and so on, using primarily P’s and J’s. You could consider standout bassists in bands who were immensely popular at a particular time, but how far their influence reaches is always open to debate. Obviously, I listed those whose heyday was in the 60’s, but these are the people who set the standards and legitimized the electric bass; moving past that era, styles and sounds became far more esoteric and divergent.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
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  3. Matt Quinones

    Matt Quinones

    May 1, 2018
    I’m referring to the American Standard plywood bass by H.N. White Co. “the gold-standard of American plywood basses”
  4. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen

    Sep 19, 2016
    You'd be further ahead to ask in the Double Bass section of the forum. Here when people see the term American Standard they think Fender.