Tiran Porter

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Tiran Porter

Postby shamus63 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:06 pm

Ti Porter...what else do I need to say?

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I mean...really! [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]
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Postby shamus63 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:50 pm

Many thanks to whoever pasted his pic!

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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby WalCustom » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:20 am

Yeah, what a great if shamefully under-rated player. It was my brother's Doobies albums which were seriously responsible for getting me into rock music in the first place as a wee nipper.

Porter's first few notes on Takin' it to the Streets are about my favourite bass tones of all time. Forget the actual notes he's playing. Just the sound of each note makes my soul melt! That bommmmm... bommmmm... bi-dommmmp-bommmmmm... sends shivers up and down my spine every time I hear it. Then when he comes in mid verse with those funky runs... [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] Oooooooh!
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:16 am

He was just featured in BP- Sept. 2007.
Good story and "Listen to the Music" transcribed.

Still love the funkiness of "Long Train Runnin' "!
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby Freddels » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:26 am

shamus63 wrote:Ti Porter...what else do I need to say?

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I mean...really! [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]


And playing those Hartke cabs that everyone poo-poos all the time but I keep seeing pics with people playing them. :)
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby shamus63 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:38 pm

[quote="GonzoBass"]He was just featured in BP- Sept. 2007.
Good story and "Listen to the Music" transcribed.

Still love the funkiness of "Long Train Runnin' "![/quote]

If you go to BP TV, he's got about 5 segments on there (all shot in the same sitting) where he showcases a few prized basses, as well as playing a couple of his signature bass lines..."Taking It To..." included.

He also demonstrates the bass line for "Depending On You" (One Step Closer); tasty bass line for that one!

But then, one would expect no less from the man.

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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby Jerry » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:58 pm

Freddels wrote:
shamus63 wrote:Ti Porter...what else do I need to say?

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I mean...really! [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]


And playing those Hartke cabs that everyone poo-poos all the time but I keep seeing pics with people playing them. :)


Hartke cabs still show up in backlines all the time with GKRB800s on top, great combo that still sounds great! +1 on Tiran, you didn't play bars when I was young without playing a big dose of his great lines.
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby jshilgebass » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:45 pm

GonzoBass wrote:He was just featured in BP- Sept. 2007.
Good story and "Listen to the Music" transcribed.

Still love the funkiness of "Long Train Runnin' "!


" Long Train Runnin' " is a staple in our setlist. Gawd, I love that bassline!!!


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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby Rickenbanger » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:41 am

Agreed that Tiran Porter is a great bassplayer. I think he's now playing in a Bay-area Beatles tribute band, or so I've heard.
Either way, he is definately one of my bass playing idols. Simply great and tasteful lines, too. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby shamus63 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:37 pm

[quote="Rickenbanger"]I think he's now playing in a Bay-area Beatles tribute band, or so I've heard.[smilie=music-smiley-005.gif][/quote]

Yup: http://www.whitealbumlive.com/

They play a few select shows per year down in the Santa Cruz area...very big production!
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby ~lightwaveryder~ » Mon May 26, 2008 3:06 pm

i decided to learn the bass parts for 'listen to the music'.......haw haw. this is going to be a project for me !!
dude is all OVER the place on that, doin half steps up , at and back down from the octave, while keeping the 4 on the floor.
masterful work.

i watched all those bassplayer tv deals, pretty interesting stuff.


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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby shamus63 » Mon May 26, 2008 5:02 pm

~lightwaveryder~ wrote:i decided to learn the bass parts for 'listen to the music'.......haw haw. this is going to be a project for me !!
dude is all OVER the place on that, doin half steps up , at and back down from the octave, while keeping the 4 on the floor.
masterful work.

i watched all those bassplayer tv deals, pretty interesting stuff.


cheers

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Ti is one of the best groove bass players out, IMHO. [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby BigDaveOnBass » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:10 am

Interesting bass Tiran is playing it this photo, eh?

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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby GonzoBass » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:51 am

Looks like a Gibson Mud installed ala Billy Sheehan but in a Jazz.
No?
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Re: Tiran Porter

Postby harleyyy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Hey I know that guy. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]

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This is what he was last seen playing...

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