Re: Hey ren, regarding Larry Graham

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Posted by ren on January 04, 2001 at 20:44:53:

In Reply to: Hey ren, regarding Larry Graham posted by Mickster on December 27, 2000 at 17:14:50:

Thanks for the info Mickster.

At the moment i'm playing a brand new jazz bass, fretted, which I love so far.

: Hey Ren, as far as Larry Graham's bass sound on "If you want me to stay",
: that was definitely slapping, about the first I'd ever heard(not sure
: which year it was)but I don't think he used any effects.(maybe a pedal)
: I know he mainly played an old sunburst 60s Jazz bass, but, that sound
: was just his raw talent.He had incredible control as far as alternating
: between slapping and finger picking.I still can't do it half as good as
: him. Grrr.Ditto for Stanley Clarke.The thing that used to hold me in awe
: about Stanley was that he wrote out most of his hundred mile an hour solos!
: Although I love it, slapping is not my strength.I try to play electric so
: that it sounds as close to an upright as possible.You're just starting on
: electric? Good for you.I gotta say though, if you're coming over from an
: acoustic, you have a huge advantage.The scale for #1.Are you playing a
: fretless? I always wanted to get an upright, but between cost and trans-
: porting it, it never happened. If I'm not careful, I'll be telling everyone
: about the upright I bought over the weekend.Music is dangerous to the pocket-
: book, as I'm sure many of us know. Welcome aboard.

: The Mickster

: P.S. I posted this reply as a new post, as the other one was too far down
: the page.

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