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"I Wanna Be Adored" bass tone?
Old 3rd July 2009
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"I Wanna Be Adored" bass tone?

Dear Mr. Leckie,
Hello and thank you for taking time to join us on GS.
My question is what did you do to get that amazing bass tone for "I Wanna Be Adored" by the Stone Roses? I happen to think it is one of the best sounding (in terms of tone) bass parts in any song. While the whole song is brilliant sounding, the bass always stood out to me above everything. Any special tricks or gear used?
Thank you so much in advance!
Old 8th July 2009
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I Wanna Be Adored Bass Tone

Yes. Its good isnt it. Its all down to Mani really. With bass its always in the playing and the touch. Mani would have used Rickenbecker guitar... the painted one like in the pictures and pretty certain it was a Laney amp and cab of some sort. We recorded DI and miced with 87 or 47 or RE20 cant remember. Credit should also go to Mr Paul Schroeder who was engineer and really knew the room. I think there's bit of reverb on start as well. All recorded and mixed SSL at Battery Studios.
Cheers JL
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