Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by 70' s Tone, Oct 26, 2017.
What do you prefer...
** Rickenbacker 4001 **
** Gibson Thunderbird **
The Rick tone works pretty great for Vas Dis, but over the long haul I'd have to give the nod to the T-bird.
Both are iconic Turner tones.
"Handy" is THE Wishbone Ash bass tune, bar none. That band wrote phenomenal instrumental sections in their music.
The T-Bird is pretty generic sounding.
How about something else from the same era that fits the mold.
Don't you love the period when the TV directors were putting the drummer in front and the front line guys behind? What a hoot.
Oh, and it is hard to argue with either bass.
Interesting choice, but I do liked Upton's drumming as much as the playing of any other member of that band.
He was an imaginative drummer and I enjoyed his work on Live Dates!
Actually I kinda agree; not really a good representation of Turner's T-bird sound. Almost anything on Live Dates would be a better one.
I was always curious about the guitar on that track. Do you think it's really a Dan Armstrong in the recording?
It's always hard to tell from a video, such I posted, as to what was actually used on a studio recording
TBird is way cooler IMHO
Just as a tangent...
Wishbone Ash was the first concert attended without parental units. Jan. 11th 1975 at the University of New Orleans. I was 15 and went with a bud. Being my first concert, I always key in on Wishbone Ash topics. I still love the Argus album.
That's it. Carry on.
Argus will never fade.
Anything Wishbone Ash is alright by me!
Great band that I never paid enough attention to. I remember hearing Blind Eye covered a few times at various Battle of the Band events back in the 70s. Iconic 70s rock with a great mix of blues and progressive leanings.
T-Bird too generic at least on this clip.
I wrote to the Golden Earring website once & asked what setup Kooymans used on the Moontan album, the response was a Gibson Les Paul Custom into a Fender Twin Reverb.
I saw WA live in Milwaukee in 1974. Great show. I miss the seventies!
I voted Tbird
Great band, great years, great bass!