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The power of suggestion - how Andy Travis changed my bass tone


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This post will come as a surprise to Andy, as he does not know me. But I owe him.

A couple of weeks ago, Andy sold a Yamaha BB1500A and described it as doing the Marcus Miller thing.

This came as a surprise to me, as my 1500 had never come close to that sound.

But after absorbing that ad, it now does it very well, better I’d say than the MM signature Fender I once had.

It’s true that I tinkered with the mid-cut preset to good effect, but I can’t believe that alone could have made all the difference.

Is it all in my head? Or is my playing style now inspired by the faith that we CAN do the Marcus sound? Or when Andy Travis speaks, do all bass guitars obey?

Perhaps he would say something encouraging about the Squier Jaguar?

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

I wish basses would obey me 🤣

They do… you just say “pssst … hey fender/Yamaha/Gibson/rickenbacker bass … wanna come and live at my house ?” 

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1 hour ago, silverfoxnik said:

Interesting thread... 

 

I'm looking forward to the 'How Andy Travis changed the s/h bass economy' thread, with a special foreword by ped. 

I’ve slowed down now…

 

oh, no…no I bought one last week….

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2 hours ago, silverfoxnik said:

Interesting thread... 

 

I'm looking forward to the 'How Andy Travis changed the s/h bass economy' thread, with a special foreword by ped. 

I suspect you and I would be more than bit parts players in that story Nik 🤔  

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1 hour ago, fretmeister said:


Ed Friedland already has that title, for the last 20 odd years!

Yeah…I did think that.

 

Maybe I could be the Bass Whinger?

 

i dunno. 

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