Re: For Carol Kaye: Questions about tic-tac bass

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Posted by Carol on December 30, 2000 at 17:28:52:

In Reply to: For Carol Kaye: Questions about tic-tac bass posted by Robby Garner on December 26, 2000 at 19:08:02:

Hi Robby. I had to customize the Dano by replacing the bridges, the strings, and the pickups so it could get a good recording sound - replace the strings too. It's not really a quality instrument at all.

I played Dano on a few things, but notably "The In Crowd" with Dobie have to palm-mute the Dano all the time to get that clicky sound (but keep the lows on your amp as well as some mid-range, and some highs too). I don't remember what pickups I had installed on them both (back in the 60s) now...they were the hot pickups of that time. You can hear the real sound of it with the solo Glen Campbell played on it on "Wichita Lineman" (he borrowed my Dano right there on the date to cut his famous solo). He also used my Dano on another hit, think it was Galveston.

Interestingly enough, Barney Kessel probably did more Dano work than I did....and it was Bill Pitman who first popularized the Dano in the LA recording scene. It was called the "bass guitar", the only instrument to be called that. The Elec. Bass was called the "Fender Bass" back then. Happy New Year!

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