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Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

Postby FrankF » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:04 pm

The magisterial Mick Karn, with Angie Bowie: I believe he's playing a de-fretted Wal, n'est-ce pas ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W14YmRABFFg
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Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

Postby Phil Ward » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:35 pm

Yes that's Mick Karn's usual de-fretted, "transition period" cherry wood faced Mk 1 Custom. It's the instrument he played on all the later Japan track and is known as a "transition period" instrument 'cause it has the "paddle" style headstock from the earlier Wal Pro series. The somewhat more elegant Custom headstock shape was introduced in '82 I think.

Love that video and remember it from the time. I kind of try and blot out Angie Bowie's "poetry" though and just listen to the extraordinary bass playing. Shame about the fuzz though.

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