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Permalink Library Track: I Marc 4 from Italy using a 6-String Bass lead

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G.L.P. 1008

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You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

A Bass VI? Sounds like one, to my ear.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

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I have no idea. Doesn't sound like a Dano for sure. I like to think it's a Meazzi, honestly ;)

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

Kawentzmann wrote:

I have no idea. Doesn't sound like a Dano for sure. I like to think it's a Meazzi, honestly ;)

Whatever it is, it’s a great sound.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

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Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

synchro wrote:

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The conventional wisdom is that Harris' Diamonds is a guitar tuned down to DGCFAD. I was disappointed when I learned this as I'd assumed it was a Bass VI

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J_Durango wrote:

synchro wrote:

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The conventional wisdom is that Harris' Diamonds is a guitar tuned down to DGCFAD. I was disappointed when I learned this as I'd assumed it was a Bass VI

I’ve seen a video of him playing it on Bass VI.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

synchro wrote:

J_Durango wrote:

synchro wrote:

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The conventional wisdom is that Harris' Diamonds is a guitar tuned down to DGCFAD. I was disappointed when I learned this as I'd assumed it was a Bass VI

I’ve seen a video of him playing it on Bass VI.

Bass VI live, detuned guitar in the studio maybe?

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The Spiratones - Instro/Surf from the rain-soaked north-northwest of England

J_Durango wrote:

synchro wrote:

J_Durango wrote:

synchro wrote:

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The conventional wisdom is that Harris' Diamonds is a guitar tuned down to DGCFAD. I was disappointed when I learned this as I'd assumed it was a Bass VI

I’ve seen a video of him playing it on Bass VI.

Bass VI live, detuned guitar in the studio maybe?

That could very well be the case.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

I had a quick look on Google, somehow using my non-existent knowledge of Italian language, and it seems Marc 4's bassist passed away in November last year. There is a picture of him in the studio playing a bass I can't pretend to be able to identify, but apparently enjoying his work.

https://www.colonnesonore.net/news/eventi-e-ultime-notizie/9519-ci-ha-lasciato-maurizio-majorana-membro-degli-storici-marc-4.html

I first heard Marc 4 on a couple of tracks on this compilation record, which I got when it came out in 1998 and which has been a favourite of mine ever since:
https://www.discogs.com/release/1380292-Various-Stroboscopica

Last edited: Feb 14, 2024 13:40:04

I'd think it's a Gibson Les Paul bass?
Cheers, Andy

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Wellens_ wrote:

I'd think it's a Gibson Les Paul bass?
Cheers, Andy

It looks that way.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

synchro wrote:

J_Durango wrote:

synchro wrote:

Kawentzmann wrote:

Hearing it again, it's very, very close to Jet Harris' Bass VI, so probably a Fender.

Now that you mention it, it sounds a lot like Harris’ Diamonds.

The conventional wisdom is that Harris' Diamonds is a guitar tuned down to DGCFAD. I was disappointed when I learned this as I'd assumed it was a Bass VI

I’ve seen a video of him playing it on Bass VI.

On the recordings AFTER Diamonds (he did some) Harris used a Bass VI.

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

Last edited: Feb 15, 2024 11:55:53

The I Marc 4 track lead sound reminds me of Besame Mucho.

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

That’s the sound. I don’t play my VI often, but when I do, it’s always gratifying.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

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