Who's Crying Now

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 64jazzbass, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. 64jazzbass


    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    Does anybody know what bass Ross Valory was playing in this Journey tune? I heard it was a Peavey of some sort. Great growl and sustain.
  2. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
    Haha, I was just listening to that in the car, too, and thought the same thing! Was it the Drive or the Loop? Can't keep track sometimes w/ a full car...

  3. Scottkarch


    Sep 11, 2012
    I've seen a lot if older pictures with him playing a Peavey T40. It was a beast but had great sound and was pretty versatile.
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I seem to remember him playing a Steinberger. There is a live video on Youtube that also shows him using a Steinberger.
  5. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    Right here.
  6. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Gotta admit, I love that bass tone. I can get it with my Steinberger XL2 favoring the bridge pickup. Snarl for days!
  7. 64jazzbass


    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    It was the Drive. They play that tune at least once a day it seems. I never get tired of the bass tone though. I wonder if he has shoulder or neck problems from wearing that T40 every night :)
  8. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I can get that (or close) with any of my 3 fretless basses....my Carlo CB550HH fretless comes closest...I can get more growl out of it if I fool with the switches.

    the JO5 fretless has nice growl but not as close as the 550.

    the Turner has more mwah and less growl....

    trying to get our band to do it....
  9. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    I was thinking Magnum II as well (from the linked thread). They had one in stock at the local mom and pop music store back then and the promoted it pretty heavily with the success of that album.

    I'm pretty sure the Steinberger came later.
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  10. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Ross played Foundations, Dyna Basses and T40's in the 80's and into the 90's when he started to use the Steiny more often live. I have heard that he recorded with Peaveys and P Basses but without asking him for sure, I cannot make a definitive statement.
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Definitely sounds like a Steinberger, but whatever it is it sounds great!
  12. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
    Pretty sure it was the Magnum III on that whole record. They auctioned it off on Ebay several years back. He started to use the Steinberger by Frontiers.
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  13. 64jazzbass


    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    So has anyone here played that Magnum II? What is the tone profile? I don't remember ever seeing one of these.
  14. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Here is a video of a Magnum....dont know if its same model, but gives an idea...

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  15. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    WAIT! here it is Live... at 1:30

  16. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Even better... LOL

  17. I saw him play Peavey Dynas live a couple of times in the 80's. I don't know if he recorded with them or not.
  18. 64jazzbass


    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    Thanks for solving the mystery. That's got to be the bass he recorded that tune with. Never would have guessed
  19. s4001


    Feb 2, 2009
    Dayum. That sonofagun sang even better live.