Bob Weir – rhythm guitar, vocals (1965-1995) For the people who wonder what bass to get, I’d like to share my advice that my teacher gave me! After hearing it for so many decades, I guess I never fully appreciated what he went through until I tried it myself, [–]Ferniff 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). It would be the only time he’d play an entire show with the band, which had expanded to include Welnick and Hornsby in the wake of Mydland’s passing the year before. But this show has a lot more to offer than just “Keep On Growing”: Garcia would bust out the first “Stagger Lee” since 1982 as the very next song, and later he’d start the second set with “Morning Dew” for the first time since 1973 before busting out the first “Comes A Time” since 1980 just two songs later. Phil Lesh and his short scale Series II 6-string bass « Reply #24 on: February 18, 2016, 04:12:54 PM » Yeah, you would probably be more likely to see The Dead - that's the other three surviving members of the Grateful Dead, currently with John Mayer on guitar and Oteil Burbridge on bass. If basses had snakes for strings...https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGoldWebGear:Rickenbacker 4004Ci (Neck pickup, played w/ a pick)GK 800RB direct out It is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses.Since the mid-1950s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music. The band only waited two shows (until the tour’s next stop in Charlotte) to play it again. These strings are played in unison with the bass strings, thereby producing a natural chorus effect. In honor of Phil Lesh's 80th birthday on Sunday, we present an expanded version of Dave Schools’ conversation with Phil from our February-March 2009 “Box of Rain” remained a staple in the band’s repertoire for the rest of their career and unlike most of the band’s songs, it could and would turn up in almost any part of the show. She was the girlfriend of Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, and introduced the two of them — Rick had done an inlay on a bass for Jesse Colin Young, so she thought they’d have something to talk about. The band had limited the use of the MIDI technology to the “Space” segment of the show until that year’s fall tour so they could experiment more freely, but on this day Lesh went wild with his new toys about halfway through the segment and generated a truly brain-bending segment of sound overload. Fortunately, the missing final reel of this show was eventually located, and the show was released in its entirety in 2017 as Dave’s Picks Vol. Vince Welnick – keyboards (1990-1995). Anyway, enough with the preliminaries. Not for the first time, the combination of New York and an exceptional guest musician brought out the best in the Grateful Dead. Tom “T.C.” Constanten – keyboards 1968-70 AXE HEAVEN® Ornamental Miniature Replica Guitars Make Great Gifts -- Especially for a Dead Head! PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND - "Uncle John's Band" (Terrapin Crossroads 2017) #JAMINTHEVAN - Duration: 8 minutes, 13 seconds. They also have great tone - not too bright since our basses are very responsive in the upper frequencies. We’ve included an audience recording here so you can hear the crowd cheering when Phil starts to sing his solo lines in the second verse. Phil Lesh would not have reached the age of 80 without the liver transplant he received in 1998, and if you’ve seen him perform live since then you’ve heard him advocate for becoming an organ donor ahead of the encore at every show he plays: “All you have to do is tell your family: ‘If something ever happens to me, I want to be an organ donor.’” Lesh’s printable donor card can be found here. By the early 1980s Lesh had moved to a Modulus 6 string. [–]TopFloorBottomBuzzer 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (1 child). This intro would come and go over the years, and along with Phil’s equipment and playing, it would change and evolve over time. I'm talking about the actual tone of the instrument and stack, not the playing...luckily I grew up on Phil and can play like him (sorta), [–]Ferniff 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). Bruce Horsnby – keyboards (1990-1992) Isn't that what a compression pedal is for? The most visually striking bass in Gordon’s arsenal is his Moiré bass, built by Ben Lewry of Visionary Instruments. Not only was his playing on, his tone that night was a little thicker and fuzzier—as if he used an effects pedal that wasn’t a normal part of his setup. As was so often the case, the centerpiece of this show was the big jam in the second set, which kicked off with a beautiful “Dark Star”. "It was terrible," he recalls. What we can do, however, is take a stroll back through his 30 years and 2,314 shows with the Grateful Dead and find 10 shows containing some of our favorite Phil Lesh moments. But you’re, like, 8 shows into it now and you haven’t even *mentioned* the bass intro to “The Other One”! 29, and quickly sold out. The first half of the second set is anchored by a gleaming, 26-minute version of “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot” > “Franklin’s Tower”, followed by a quick “Promised Land” as a palate cleanser. New bassists, please listen to James Jamerson. Don't use the sub to sell or advertise your gear (with very few exceptions, ask the mods). Youtube. http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&t=7431, http://www.jambase.com/Forums/Thread.aspx?topic=1&thread=37476. Coverpages. The modded Guild saw most of its action during 72 but was used on occasion throughout the 70's as a backup I think. Dan notes, “Phil arranged for my wife and me to come backstage during their intermission. Lesh commissioned an inlay on his fretless bass, and introduced him to Bear and Ron Wickersham — and so Alembic was born. To expand on my other comment, I think this is the bass he used mainly in 74. [Audio: Jonathan Aizen]eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'liveforlivemusic_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_6',134,'0','0'])); We’re committing a minor sin here by linking to a source that is missing the final three-plus songs of the show, but we had to include this one. This legendary version from Cape Cod Coliseum during Mydland’s first year with the band, however, is the one that makes just about everyone’s shortlist. This show finally received its long-awaited official release in 2019 as Dave’s Picks Vol. [–]Ferniff 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago* (2 children). New Bass Day (NBD) and Gear posts go into the weekly threads. Maybe it was the crowd that continued to dance through the weather, even with the PA cutting out twice during “Truckin’”. One of those highlights was 1995’s biggest bust-out, “Unkroken Chain”, the holy grail for Lesh lushes that had never been played live despite its inclusion on the From The Mars Hotel LP in 1974. It’s always been one of those things that just seemed to make people stop their cassette, rewind it 30 seconds or so, and then turn the stereo up louder before playing it again. This one of the situations where you could have an identical set up and still not be able to sound anything like Phil Lesh because you're not Phil Lesh. Requests for tab should be made in /r/basstabs and will be removed from /r/bass. Finally, the band slammed it home with the rock ‘n’ roll via the Chuck Berry classic “Around & Around” and its frantic double-time break. At this point some, of you may be thinking: “Hey man! Famed for his three-decade stint as the bassist with the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh was born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, CA; rooted in jazz and classical performance, he initially explored the violin and trumpet, and while attending Mills College studied avant-garde composition and electronic music under the tutelage of Luciano Berio. This is one of the most famous Grateful Dead shows that has yet to receive an official release, but it’s surely only a matter of time. Then, a PA overload resulted in some of Lesh’s loudest-ever blasts during the “fly away” section of “Wharf Rat”, which Weir followed by throwing any remaining restraint overboard and delivering a maniacal “Sugar Magnolia” complete with a short rap about dreams and Aborigines and some near-primal screams at its conclusion. The fact that it leads into one of the Grateful Dead’s biggest and best songs certainly doesn’t hurt, either, though whenever folks try to determine a “best-ever” or even a “definitive” version of Phil’s bass intro, things can get slippery. It just so happened to be Kreutzmann’s 43rd birthday, and this Sunday afternoon show was solid and enjoyable. Jam In The Van 75,530 views After a short break, the band returned to finish the first set and used the occasion to deployed a huge surprise: a bust-out of Derek & The Dominos’ “Keep On Growing” that got a fantastic response. Similarly, please send any comments or critiques to the moderators. Copyright © 2020 L4LM | Website by Computer Courage, few billion less brain cells wouldn’t cure. Ritter TV. So far, so normal, but after around 15 minutes, the band backed off to create an on-the-spot opportunity for Lesh to deliver one of the most gloriously unkempt bass solos in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. The band had a great night, but Phil had an even better one. *It would be very difficult to overstate the influence that Owsley “Bear” Stanley (1935-2011) had on the Grateful Dead. I saw most of these forums and interviews also, I was hoping to find some generic knowledge, meaning I don't literally need to sound exactly like him, but how do I get my bass to sound "equal" across all the strings anywhere on the neck? In basketball terms, there was beautiful movement down the court with “He’s Gone”. It’s also the only one of the ten live versions of “Unbroken Chain” on which he plays. This one is widely regarded as one of the best Grateful Dead shows of all time, for so many reasons. 24, which quickly sold out. Lesh's first bass, which he bought at the age of 25, was Gibson EB-0. In the spring of 1989 Garcia, Weir and Lesh all started using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) equipment onstage, which are most easily explained as computer-based devices that allowed for all kinds of manipulation of sounds and tones. This is one of the most famous Grateful Dead shows that has yet to receive an official release, but it’s surely only a matter of time. Shortly thereafter, Phil ushered in the second-ever versions of “Eyes Of The World” and “China Doll” to keep things moving for another 25 minutes. Hello fellow Deadhead. In order to keep things moving and save space, we’re listing the Grateful Dead’s band members and tenures here so we can save space later by referring to the Godchauxs as “Keith” and “Donna” and to everyone else by their surnames: Phil Lesh – bass, vocals (1965-1995) Strings spacing and scales. The show is vintage 1972 non-Pigpen Grateful Dead, but it’s long been overshadowed, unfairly, by two earlier nights from this run as well as the next show on August 27th in Veneta, Oregon. Use r/Gear4Sale for selling gear. It's an interview with Phil about his tone It finally did in March of 1986 at the Hampton Coliseum to close out an otherwise forgettable first set, serving as biggest bust-out of the year. Thanks! As was so often the case, the centerpiece of this show was the big jam in the second set, which kicked off with a beautiful “Dark Star”. I would have to guess boost the Mids and add some treble to get some of his Dark Star/other ones/Playin' sounds. 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