I also have a heavily modded Guild Starfire, but i have to say most of his signature sounds come from the crazy electronics Alembic cooked up for him. He also used a Fender Dual Showman. CX-3 strings can be used on any bass where a flexible sounding string is required. A Lakland four string has been used during sessions for the Kottke duo albums and a Gibson Thunderbird featured heavily on the 2014 solo disc, Overstep. Phil Lesh and his short scale Series II 6-string bass « Reply #24 on: February 18, 2016, 04:12:54 PM » Yeah, you would probably be more likely to see The Dead - that's the other three surviving members of the Grateful Dead, currently with John Mayer on guitar and Oteil Burbridge on bass. For amplification, Phil mainly relied on McIntosh amplifiers, using a tube-based 3500 model before switching to a solid state 2300 model. In the spring of 1989 Garcia, Weir and Lesh all started using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) equipment onstage, which are most easily explained as computer-based devices that allowed for all kinds of manipulation of sounds and tones. Best bass strings for strumming? He was equal parts “insane genius” and “complete outsider,” which made him a “difficult” person at times for the band, crew and management. 16:10. The bass guitar isn't played exactly like a guitar; heavily arching your fingers to play with only your fingertips to articulate chords isn't part of the equation. Mickey Hart – drums (1967-1971, 1975-1995) Jam In The Van 75,530 views It just so happened to be Kreutzmann’s 43rd birthday, and this Sunday afternoon show was solid and enjoyable. Youtube. The opening “Shakedown Street”, however, featured Lesh’s new Modulus bass and its looser string tone prominently. This is from disc 2 of Dick's Picks vol.34. At its conclusion, Lesh took a then-rare solo accompanied by the drummers, and it’s impossible not to love it—particularly since it led right to the funk and a definitive version of the Grateful Dead’s “disco” arrangement of “Dancing In The Streets” that contained a Garcia guitar solo for the ages. Tom “T.C.” Constanten – keyboards 1968-70 and join one of thousands of communities. "It was terrible," he recalls. But you’re, like, 8 shows into it now and you haven’t even *mentioned* the bass intro to “The Other One”! Lesh commissioned an inlay on his fretless bass, and introduced him to Bear and Ron Wickersham — and so Alembic was born. Ritter TV. Mult-screw neck joint. [–]Ferniff 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago* (2 children). Bass strings resonate. The fact that it leads into one of the Grateful Dead’s biggest and best songs certainly doesn’t hurt, either, though whenever folks try to determine a “best-ever” or even a “definitive” version of Phil’s bass intro, things can get slippery. http://www.jambase.com/Forums/Thread.aspx?topic=1&thread=37476, [–]rigorousdouche[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child), Thanks, man, I appreciate it. Also you linked a 74. It would be the only time he’d play an entire show with the band, which had expanded to include Welnick and Hornsby in the wake of Mydland’s passing the year before. Gordon on upright during a stripped back Phish set. I saw most of these forums and interviews also, I was hoping to find some generic knowledge, meaning I don't literally need to sound exactly like him, but how do I get my bass to sound "equal" across all the strings anywhere on the neck? 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