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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Some Bloke Playing Bass Reply with quote

Not me... someone slightly better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOjoXAc9bPs

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

makes we wonder ....... didn't they have tuners back then?

Of course they did. So why didn't they use one?

On McCartneys solo album "McCartney" ... on some songs the bass is so out of tune I can't listen to it.
Back then I didn't notice but nowadays it's bloody awful to my ears.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They probably used pitch pipes, tuning fork or more likely a piano back in 1969. I don't know if they had electronic tuners back then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They used tuning folk. Not tuning fork.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They probably used pitch pipes, tuning fork or more likely a piano back in 1969. I don't know if they had electronic tuners back then.
they had electronic tuners in the late 40's.
I still have an old Conn tuner that uses tubes.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That track was recorded at Trident Studios in London, I don't know what they would have had with respect to tuners. There's no mention of tuners in the book Beatles Gear.

[EDIT] Oh while I remember, George Martin was notorious for speeding up and slowing down tape machines to maintain pitch with previous takes. [/EDIT]

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

supreme commander Bob wrote:
makes we wonder ....... didn't they have tuners back then?

Of course they did. So why didn't they use one?

On McCartneys solo album "McCartney" ... on some songs the bass is so out of tune I can't listen to it.
Back then I didn't notice but nowadays it's bloody awful to my ears.


I thought it was just me...
It sounds like the action is so high, it's being pulled out of key when fretting a note.
JMO but, the guy has tons of cash, buy a decent bass for god sakes.

Give a listen to the bass in this one...jump to 2:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBX2dySWGew&feature=related

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not fair. That's some of the most delicious bass on the planet. Interesting how the bass sorta bows out to the panned guitars when it gets upbeat before he starts singing again. But it gets really fat and satisfying during the acoustic guitar segment again.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My choice Thumb Up Mr. Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjTN11CnNY&feature=related

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With internet lag I can't tell if it's dubbed - I don't think it was. Whatever. They were hot. I bet he'd never played live with horns before Wings.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
With internet lag I can't tell if it's dubbed - I don't think it was. Whatever. They were hot. I bet he'd never played live with horns before Wings.


I liked P.M.& Wings better than the Mop Tops,
OK, flame away. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He sings like a mop top on Jet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FrankenStrat wrote:
That track was recorded at Trident Studios in London, I don't know what they would have had with respect to tuners. There's no mention of tuners in the book Beatles Gear.

[EDIT] Oh while I remember, George Martin was notorious for speeding up and slowing down tape machines to maintain pitch with previous takes. [/EDIT]
they would have had tuners ...... those studios George Martin worked in had been doing classical stuff which was what the early tuners were developed for ....... orchestras. They would have had them ...... it may be that they didn't make the jump to thinking of using them for electric guitar since they didn't really take that kind of music seriously.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TKO Ken wrote:
dobro wrote:
With internet lag I can't tell if it's dubbed - I don't think it was. Whatever. They were hot. I bet he'd never played live with horns before Wings.


I liked P.M.& Wings better than the Mop Tops,
OK, flame away. Wink

I like it all ....... not just the Beatles but virtually every other piece of music recorded by anyone. There's not much music I don't like.


I always thought that McCartney sounded like the Beatles even when he went solo ..... to me that seemed to mean that a majority of the Beatles 'sound' came from him. Ringo, George and John all sounded way different solo but Paul just sounded like the Beatles continued to me.

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