"This time I used a Gibson EB-2 hollowbody that made it on the record a whole lot. The EB-2 has such a great midrange, but it has a baritone switch, too, so it got some insane low end that is so heavy. It sounds nuts! Otherwise, I used the same setup I’ve used on the last few records. Almost everything was running through the Ampeg B-15 I always record with, and I used my ’65 Fender Jazz Bass for a few songs."more
"I have a wonderful Epiphone Rivoli and, with the same sound, a Gibson EB2 (that one I found in Austin, painted like a confederate flag, so I refer to it as "Billie Bob Bass") which are very useful for certain types of tracks. I don't remember every instance I've used them, but a bit on Paula Cole's album, KMax's album, Peter Gabriel's upcoming (if those tracks make it to the record) and on a couple of tracks on my new "Pieces" cd."more
"I bought this bass because it looked just like a Cherry Red Gibson ES-335 guitar that Mark Kimbrell played in my band, Oteil and the Peacemakers. I’ve been playing with Mark for 25 years and always associate that guitar with him. When I walked in the music store I thought it was a guitar and then I noticed that it only had 4 tuning pegs. It wasn’t expensive because of some water damage behind the bridge that only affected the finish. I’m not a collector so I’m not really worried about that type of thing. I only cared about how it felt and sounded. I ended up using it on most of my latest record, “Water In The Desert” (due out in 2013). It has the least clarity and definition of any bass I own. It also has the most bass end. I prefer it’s mellower sound with acoustic instruments too. Since I don’t play upright bass I use it when I play Jazz, Bluegrass or any other acoustic music. This bass is aptly named “Tubby”. It’s tone explains it all."more
"My transition from acoustic to electric bass is a long story, but the most succinct answer I’ve thought of is that this wasn’t something I elected to do. I didn’t choose the electric bass; it chose me. Like most jazz people I was deeply prejudiced against electric instruments, which to me lived in a world of blue suede shoes and pegged pants, but one day for no particular reason I picked up a Gibson EB2 and fell in love. There was nothing I could do about it; it was only a matter of time before I’d left the acoustic and moved in with the electric."more
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