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Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3768
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

Whilst I'm not a huge fan of MK i found this interesting enough to watch all the way through.

Now I know why he likes such a thin sound on his bass.
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2158
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 1:57 am:   Edit Post

Yeah..he has always used light guage, from his early days when he was slapping the hell out of JD basses.
I once tried can slap really fast but they do as you say have a very thin sound.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3771
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:28 am:   Edit Post

I guess that has become his trademark sound and, as he states, why they L42 used synth basslines along with his bass lines.

It also explains why I've never heard a status bass with any bottom end live or on youtube video's by people covering a MK/Level 42 songs.
He still had that sound when he was using alembic basses but we know they have no shortage of bottom end.

Intermediate Member
Username: murray

Post Number: 154
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

Yes - good find. I watched this before and as ever he comes over as a really down to earth bloke with a nice sense of humour. I watched him on the One show not too long ago - same side on him, he is just great and pleasant with it (and he sings!) Glynn

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