The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

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The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby Caca de Kick » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:04 am

Has any of you else seen this yet? Surfaced 4/24/09. I read this is the first new bass built by Paul, and went to Martin Kemp for the Spandau Ballet reunion. MK2, Paul built the body, and used a new leftover neck. [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]

www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com
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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby PeppermanL2K » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:20 am

pic available?
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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby Caca de Kick » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:40 am

I edited and added a youtube link in the original post that's supposed to be the bass.
On my home computer speakers, the Wal sounds really great.
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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby nolabass » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:10 am

Sounds pretty good. I like the bass players tone better than Geddys. The mids are not so in your face. Right on the edge of "too polished" of a tone.....if you know what I mean. Good growl too. He is using an effects rack on top the bass rig.....crossover would be my guess with 3 amps but he uses some processing in the second tune. I like the tone less here.

What are the bass cabs and amps? Quart_ _ _ _? Quart something?

I like Wals well enough but in my hands I don't think the tone would be worth $5,000.
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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby Gil Escalera » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:25 pm

Martin gets some nice tone out of that Wal. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif] Tony Hadley's voice is also in very nice form.

Hey Peter (nola), Martin Kemp can easily afford the $5k bass as he went on to a very successful acting career after the glory days of Spandau Ballet. ;)

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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby bigfatbass » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:28 am

After American disco funk died a miserable, synth-clap death, it took the Brits to make disco cool again. Spandau, ABC, anything Brian Ferry did, the scottish power trio disco band APB, all fantastic players! While we were making it too slick for words and turning it into sugar coated garbage, across the pond they were still doing it with class and juice. Check out the uptown changes right before the 2 minute mark. That is a band that knows how to arrange a tune.

Great vid of the geezers still getting it done!

And on the topic, I hate Wals! Mostly because no one has ever given me one. Somebody wanna help a brother out?
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Re: The first 'new' production Wal bass surfaces.

Postby zuma » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:14 am

Caca de Kick, that was an awesome find. The Wal sounds great and Spandau sounds awesome. Thanks.
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