P- Bass and the Grammys

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  1. gpecoulas

    gpecoulas Gold Supporting Member

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    Every bass player that I could see who performed with each band and group at the Grammys was playing a P-Bass. I was surprised that no one was playing a "J" , which was telling.
     
  2. The Golden Boy

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    What's telling about it?
     
  3. gpecoulas

    gpecoulas Gold Supporting Member

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    Perhaps telling is the wrong word choice. I guess that for the type of music and the venue , most of the bassists preferred Ps over Js. I also posted this thread on Talk Bass if you are interested in what others had to say.


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/p-bass-grammys-853918/
     
  4. musicofanatic5

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    My favorite TB thread response:

    "Some people (bassists) don't mind sounding like they're playing a bass."

    So, really? Most grammy show bassists were playing Peebasses? With only four strings? Wow, I'm back in the mainstream again...for a minute, anyway!

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  5. The Golden Boy

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    I haven't been to TB in years... I don't even recognize anyone anymore...

    I think the P is THE most omnipresent bass in modern music, so it's not surprising that the P was "representin'" in force. Add to that, that the P is going to give you the same thing- everyone know how to work it- it's fundamental.
     
  6. mainsale

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    I saw an ebony Jackbass on stage a few times and a plethora of P-90's in guitars. Good tone will always prevail.
     
  7. gpecoulas

    gpecoulas Gold Supporting Member

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    Your P-Bass Looks like a nice one. I have a 64 P. What year is yours?
     
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    gpecoulas Gold Supporting Member

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    I find TB is better for those wanting to discuss Bass guitars and their buy/sell section gets way more action than TGP.
     
  9. STLPT

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    Hey.. Me too !
     
  10. russ

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    Wasn't Brian Ray with Paul playing an Epihone Jack Cassidy looking bass?
     
  11. gpecoulas

    gpecoulas Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes. It looked like it was, in fact, an Epi JC
     
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    And the bassist for Taylor Swift was playing a Gretsch. It was either a Broadkaster or an Electotone.
     
  13. SGNick

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    There was a guy playing a Rickenbacker 4001 as well
     
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    Awesome, now the P Bass brigade will get a big head again and nothing else will sit in the mix. EVER. :sarcasm
     
  15. Lublin

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    My '71 which I rescued from a deadbeat dude. Phil Jacoby repaired its broken truss rod and it now has a second chance at life. Light, resonant, full of character, and has a POUNDING bottom end. It's been reliced even more from me playing it. Love this thing!

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  16. tapeup

    tapeup Butterscotch Supt. Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice bass, and nice pictures as well! Glad you were able to rescue that bass and have been enjoying it!
     
  17. bcgraphicsguy

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    Granted I have little studio experience compared to most, BUT, everytime I've been in with a producer he insists on a majority of tracks....a P Bass....
     
  18. Bassomatic

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    Definition of a producer = He who can drop an SM57 w/o breaking it.

    Some producers actually know how to work with more than one bass. :p
     
  19. KennyM

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    As a producer/guitarist...... P Bass is the one that is perfect 90% of the time. :aok

    Obviousely there are other great sounding basses, but for some reason you don't have to do much to a P track. It always seems to sit just right.
     
  20. Figaro

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    I think the P-Bass is like the Telecaster. Leo got it right the first time...
     

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