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ilan

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Vintage Coronado II in action
« on: October 12, 2016, 03:19:38 AM »
Generally considered a crap bass, but this Italian bass player really kicks ass with his Coro II.

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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 12:49:26 PM »
I like that bass solo.  He has the "old school" tone down, for sure. 
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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 01:36:46 PM »
Yes the tone is great and perfect for the situation. I think the fact he doesn't have to use excessive amounts of volume helps achieve a nicely articulate and woody organic sound that showcases the semi hollow construction. Great chops and usage of chords.
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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 01:38:13 PM »
Yep to all the above... but when he hits some of those high chords the tone is weird, like an action/fret issue.  Kinda to be expected with these things (bolt on + hollowbody).

Reminds me of the Jolana bass I played (unplugged only; surprisingly decent practice volume outa that thing) in a store earlier today, except it was a blue burst.
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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 08:18:56 PM »
They are capable of sounding good in the right circumstances. I never could get mine to sound like I wanted, though.

I've probably posted this before, Jack Lawrence with the Greenhornes and his Coronado I. He toured with it for years, sounded great live the several times I saw them.  In recent years he's used a 4003.




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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 03:15:27 AM »
I always like Little Jack's sound. With The Raconteurs he uses a '70s 4001 (not a 4003) and with City and Colour it's P and J.

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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 07:17:43 AM »
I always like Little Jack's sound. With The Raconteurs he uses a '70s 4001 (not a 4003) and with City and Colour it's P and J.

Sorry, I should have said 4001 or 4003 since I didn't know one way or another. Last time I saw them (at SXSW about 10 years ago) he was still using the Coronado. He's had a Ric in all the more recent Greenhornes videos I've seen.

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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 10:47:58 AM »
4001 or 4003. Nobody cares except for some Rick nerds...  :mrgreen:

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Re: Vintage Coronado II in action
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 11:14:51 AM »
Vintage Italian bass players do it better  :)
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