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  • What is this bass type/technique

    It's featured in Don Henley's "Sunset Grill," as well as The Firm's "Someone to Love." It's I think largely technique (any particular name for it?) but wondering if there's a particular bass (or even a common MIDI bass setting) that is used?

  • #2
    Are you thinking of fretless bass?

    I’m not familiar with the other song, but I’m pretty sure the Don Henley song uses a synth for the bass parts.


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    • #3
      Sunset Grill is fretless bass played by Pino Palladino.
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      • #4
        We used to call it the ‘fart bass ‘ sound.
        This question came up months ago...The Firm’s bassist utilized the fretless bass on Radioactive...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv2bQSIbteQ
        Last edited by Luke17; 06-08-2019, 05:20 PM.