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Old 1st July 2009
Gear Addict
Bass sound on Magazine's Real Life

I consider the bass (and guitar) sounds on Real Life to be quintessential new wave/post punk. There is quite a bit of information available on John McGeogh's set up, but little enough on Barry Adamson's. I am guessing from the growl that a Rick bass of some sort was used, and there also seems to be some sort of chorus effect. Can you tell us a bit more about the set up/recording method for the Magazine bass sound?

And of course, many thanks for taking the time to participate in the forum.