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    Could Have Been Better

    How many times have you been listening to a song and thought "Man, I'll bet this song could have sounded so much better with a MM bass."?

    I know, fanboy, blah, blah, blah, but Weezer's "Say It Ain't So" came on the radio yesterday and that thought popped into my head for the umpteen millionth time.

    If you could rewrite history, what song would you choose to put a MM bass in the player's hands during recording?
    Last edited by mynan; 07-29-2018 at 08:33 AM.
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    Could I go back to 1964 and change a few things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    Could I go back to 1964 and change a few things?
    Pretty sure if you took a Bongo that far back, the space time continuum would be so impacted that we would now be traveling the stars at warp factor 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    Could I go back to 1964 and change a few things?
    If you're talking 1964 stuff originally played on a Hofner, I done some of those on a Stingray (All My Loving; Can't Buy Me Love) - I might even have done some on a Bongo - songs (not Beatles) that come to mind are Willie and the Hand Jive and Voice in the Wilderness.

    However my choice is some classic Jamerson or Babbitt - I'd say I Was Made To Love Her or Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Ever since I heard the Sister Sledge version of My Guy with a fat Bernard Edwards type of sound (it wasn't Nile and Bernard on that album but the bass sound is similar) I've always wondered what a Stingray would sound like on these originals.
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    I am verrrrry glad that the "1964 bass of fame"
    is that worthless POS and NOT a MM. No one in
    their right [musical] mind would voluntarily play
    a Hofner Fiddle Bass. The future Sir Paul had a
    limited choice cuz he's a lefty. Paul wasn't rich
    and the Hofner fiddle ax was a cheap lefty due
    its symmetrical design.

    Anywho, the Paul connection jacks the price of
    those trashy little basses and since I don't plan
    to ever buy one I don't care. And since I often
    buy used MMs, I'm glad they have no historical
    connection to Sir Paul. IOW, they're affordable.
    Note the price of Ric's :-(

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    I'm glad Golem never holds it back



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