Board index » Just Basses




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:20 am
Posts: 430
Location: Spring Valley Ca.
The version of the "Fab Four" that I have seen three times has the left handed bass player, but he plays "Yesterday" left handed. Great band, I enjoy them every time I get a chance. Mark


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 1194
Location: NE Ohio
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
.....except the bass player isn't using a pick..

My band does some Beatles songs; I get a great sound fingerstyle on my 4001V63.


But I'm betting you guys don't dress up as the Beatles, play era correct guitars and have a set list designed around a "tribute" to the Beatles. Big difference between playing a few Beatles songs and trying to accurately recreate The Beatles experience.

Right, we prefer to have fun playing their songs; dressing up, ha ha ha!!! Even the Fab Faux don't do that. Great band!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:01 am
Posts: 54
Location: Somewhere
I honestly don't know why everybody loves Mccartney's tone... i honestly hate it, it doesn't have any treble and it just sounds like mud to me...


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:15 am
Posts: 71
Location: USA
Quote:
I honestly don't know why everybody loves Mccartney's tone... i honestly hate it, it doesn't have any treble and it just sounds like mud to me...


He actually had a lot of tones, and some of them didn't work at all. He was a genius with a bass line, though.

I'm a big fan of Geddy Lee too. I've had to defend his tone before too. Too wimpy, too much midrange, etc. I always thought it was perfect for what he did, like McCartney's was for what he did. Geddy was no slouch with bass lines either.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:00 pm
Posts: 302
Location: el cajon,cal
I guess Arty (not sure if that's right] has furthered his quest for authenticity. It was about 5 or 6 years ago when I last saw the Fab Four.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:13 am
Posts: 9
Location: Chula Vista, California
I've always loved Paul's ability to turn the bass into a melodic instrument to be reckoned with. Like him or not, I think we've all learned from his ground-breaking styles though the years. His varied tones have always seemed to fit the song.
I was fortunate enough to have seen Rain, The Fab Four, A Hard Day's Night, AND Paul (at the Hollywood Bowl) all within the last year. They all do a wonderful job of keeping The Beatles alive.
Paul just does it a bit better in my opinion. :)

Enjoy your Rics!

Gary ( The Jackals / Bassist )


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:35 am
Posts: 84
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I love McCartney's tone. It sounds like, well, bass.

I used to be into that treble tone Geddy and others have, but it just isn't practical, unless all you play is Rush or Yes. Which I don't at all.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:55 am
Posts: 53
Location: Salem, Va
Quote:
But as far as I can tell all the guitars are correct.


i saw them a couple months ago and he was playing a 4003 lol


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:15 am
Posts: 71
Location: USA
Quote:
Quote:
But as far as I can tell all the guitars are correct.


i saw them a couple months ago and he was playing a 4003 lol


And it was right handed! I'd be surprised if the John Lennon character wasn't playing a Chinese made Epi Casino too.

At some point you have to suspend disbelief.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:00 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
Quote:
I love McCartney's tone. It sounds like, well, bass.

I used to be into that treble tone Geddy and others have, but it just isn't practical, unless all you play is Rush or Yes. Which I don't at all.


Er, well, it's a harder rock sound.

My tone is sorta mid/treble. Works well with distorted guitars.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Board index » Just Basses


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 24 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ
X