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ilan

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Re: Nina Simone bass?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 01:50:01 PM »
That must be it.
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Re: Nina Simone bass?
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 04:44:33 PM »


Look smaller in the picture than I would have expected. The player in the video must not be very big.

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Re: Nina Simone bass?
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 09:06:13 PM »
Lafayette was the house brand of Lafayette Radio Electronics. They were made in Japan.

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Re: Nina Simone bass?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2017, 04:45:12 AM »
Look smaller in the picture than I would have expected. The player in the video must not be very big.

I was surprised by this as well. I suppose he could be a diminutive dude, plus he's playing bass in a very formal manner. He's not moving around, and he's wearing a suit, and I think the formalness makes the bass look bigger?

John Paul Jones has a similar ability to make a Jazz bass look either massive or relatively small, if you leaf through photos of Zeppelin from the '70s. Sometimes he's like Nina's bassist, whereby he's just the guy standing behind the bass and making the notes happen. Other times he's a bit more into it and the bass fits him more naturally.