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Wishbone Ash - Vote

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by 70' s Tone, Oct 26, 2017.

What do you prefer...

  1. Rickenbacker 4001

    14 vote(s)
    51.9%
  2. Gibson Thunderbird

    13 vote(s)
    48.1%
  1. 70' s Tone

    70' s Tone Member

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    What do you prefer...

    ** Rickenbacker 4001 **


    or

    ** Gibson Thunderbird **
     
  2. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    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.

    /rick
     
  3. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    Both are iconic Turner tones.
     
  4. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    "Handy" is THE Wishbone Ash bass tune, bar none. That band wrote phenomenal instrumental sections in their music.
     
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  5. Jeff Scott

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    The T-Bird is pretty generic sounding.

    How about something else from the same era that fits the mold.

     
  6. Bob Womack

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    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.

    Bob
     
  7. Bob Womack

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    Oh, and it is hard to argue with either bass.

    Bob
     
  8. mcknigs

    mcknigs Supporting Member

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    Interesting choice, but I do liked Upton's drumming as much as the playing of any other member of that band.
     
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  9. Bob Womack

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    He was an imaginative drummer and I enjoyed his work on Live Dates!

    Bob
     
  10. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    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?

    /rick
     
  11. Jeff Scott

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    It's always hard to tell from a video, such I posted, as to what was actually used on a studio recording
     
  12. paulg

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    TBird is way cooler IMHO
     
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  13. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  14. 70' s Tone

    70' s Tone Member

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    Argus will never fade. :)
     
  15. standard24

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    Anything Wishbone Ash is alright by me!
     
  16. frdagaa

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. RickC

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    Thanks

    :aok
     
  19. Intoodeep72

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    I saw WA live in Milwaukee in 1974. Great show. I miss the seventies!

    I voted Tbird
     
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  20. 70' s Tone

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    Great band, great years, great bass!;)
     

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