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Pete Quaife can be seen at 0:22 playing his Höfner 500/3 Senator bass at the ... more
Pete Quaife can be seen at 0:22 playing his Höfner 500/3 Senator bass at the Cavern Club in 1964, preforming The Kinks' blues version of "Long Tall Sally". Dave Davis, lead guitarist of The Kinks remembers during an interview with BassPlayer that "He used a semi-acoustic Hofner that used to cause a lot of feedback; you can hear that moaning bass feedback on “You Really Got Me.”"
In this live version of "All Day and All of the Night" at Shindig!, Pete can ... more
In this live version of "All Day and All of the Night" at Shindig!, Pete can be seen playing a white Fender Precision bass with both bridge and pickup covers at 0:32.
The Kinks plays live at the NME Poll-winners concert. Pete Quaife is seen pla... more
The Kinks plays live at the NME Poll-winners concert. Pete Quaife is seen playing his Rickenbacker 4001 in a fireglo finish in a close-up at 1:50. Dave Davis stated that "After he started making a little money, he went out and bought what he called a “proper” bass — a Rickenbacker 4001 (...)"
This bass can be seen close at 0:55 during a promo for The Kinks' "Sunny Afte... more
This bass can be seen close at 0:55 during a promo for The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon". Dave Davis stated to BassPlayer that "Pete liked it better because he had small fingers, the neck was smaller, and he could play it like a normal guitar. Ray and I didn’t like the sound of it, though."
Dave Davis, lead guitarist of The Kinks, said in an interview with BassPlayer... more
Dave Davis, lead guitarist of The Kinks, said in an interview with BassPlayer that "Pete (...) was using a Vox T100 amp both onstage and in the studio." The Vox T100, T.100, or the AC-100, was a 100 watt amp head often paired with an AC-100 Bass Enclosure speaker cabinet.
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