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Os the squier line good enougth ? I had my eyes on the jaguar and mustang ...

Bapu have you ever tried an hofner ?

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2 hours ago, Zo said:

Os the squier line good enougth ? I had my eyes on the jaguar and mustang ...

Bapu have you ever tried an hofner ?

Zo, I  have the low-end Hofner Ignite "Beatle Bass".

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5 hours ago, Bapu said:

I  have the low-end Hofner Ignite "Beatle Bass".

Obvs.

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7 hours ago, Bapu said:

Zo, I  have the low-end Hofner Ignite "Beatle Bass".

man and so ? how does it sound ? do you have the version with the pick up close or far ?

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2 hours ago, Zo said:

man and so ? how does it sound ? do you have the version with the pick up close or far ?

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I have the version with the pickups spread far. It sounds like you'd expect it to: very woody, for me kind of McCartney "sounding" without the brilliant playing.

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On 11/13/2021 at 11:29 AM, Zo said:

Can i go motown with it or P bass is the only way ?

@Zo¬†As paulo says, they (basses) all sound alike. ūüôā¬†

Seriously though...

A P-Bass with round wounds would not get close enough to that James Jamerson/Bob Babbit Motown sound because IIRC they used flatwound strings.

This is why I have two P-Basses. One with roundwounds and add on 'hot' pickup, and one with flat wounds and standard pickup.

Since that vid exampled a Hofner with flatwounds 'that' sound shines through. And of course it all depends on playing style too. Whether it was FX'd (compression etc) or playing style I would say the sound of a Hofner in McCartney's hands has more of a choked note feel (very little decay). It's part of his charm on bass IMO.

The  Motown sound of the bass would also have to do with recording chain too. But that's another issue altogether.

 

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He needs some Funk Fingers too!

(Designed by favorite bass player - apart from Bapu naturally!¬†ūüėú¬†)

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7 hours ago, Bapu said:

@Zo¬†As paulo says, they (basses) all sound alike. ūüôā¬†

Seriously though...

A P-Bass with round wounds would not get close enough to that James Jamerson/Bob Babbit Motown sound because IIRC they used flatwound strings.

This is why I have two P-Basses. One with roundwounds and add on 'hot' pickup, and one with flat wounds and standard pickup.

Since that vid exampled a Hofner with flatwounds 'that' sound shines through. And of course it all depends on playing style too. Whether it was FX'd (compression etc) or playing style I would say the sound of a Hofner in McCartney's hands has more of a choked note feel (very little decay). It's part of his charm on bass IMO.

The  Motown sound of the bass would also have to do with recording chain too. But that's another issue altogether.

 

Thks Bapu , i love basses with few sustains , i tend to like muted tight notes ... as for the motown , yep the wounds played a role as well as the custom Di (ACME did a recreation of it if i recall well).... is the hofner comeing with flat wounds ?

https://floatingpoint.audio/fr/boite-de-direct/acme-audio-motown-di-wb3

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13 hours ago, Bapu said:

As paulo says, they (basses) all sound alike.

Intro:    bom        bom         bom        bom 

Verse: bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom

Chorus: bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  

Middle 8: bom        bom        bom         bom bom     bom        bom        bom bom bom bom bom bom bom

Outro: bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom BOM.

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2 hours ago, paulo said:

Intro:    bom        bom         bom        bom 

Verse: bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom    bom

Chorus: bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  bom  

Middle 8: bom        bom        bom         bom bom     bom        bom        bom bom bom bom bom bom bom

Outro: bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom BOM.

I think the middle 8 needs to be quantized.

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25 minutes ago, Shane_B. said:

I think the middle 8 needs to be quantized.

No, it has to be that way to make the mistake in the guitar solo look deliberate.

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Besides for flatwounds on a P bass, Jamerson  kept the foam mute under the 'ash tray' over the bridge to keep the sustain down.

Notes ‚ôę

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52 minutes ago, Notes_Norton said:

Besides for flatwounds on a P bass, Jamerson  kept the foam mute under the 'ash tray' over the bridge to keep the sustain down.

Notes ‚ôę

I had a senior moment and forgot that.

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