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Unread 02-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Brilliant Video

On the John Mayer live DVD there is an alternate cam for this song so you can just watch Pino work his magic.
Do yourself a favour and watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm7l7XfV_Pg

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1. He is so smooth and clean that you really don't realize how busy he is if you aren't watching.
2. The tone is so great - almost no growl to it which made me not realize it was a fretless. I always thought he was playing fretted and the bassy tone covered up the fret sounds on the slides.
3. I'm going to quit my job not find a job so I just just sit around every day for the next month and work on this line.

EDIT:
After discussion, verdict is this isn't a fretless. Still, craziness.

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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Wow...that's really impressive. Are you sure his bass isn't fretted though. Those lines look really shiny for just markers.
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I was a Bass Player subscriber for many years. Pino made the cover at least once. Deservingly.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure, but not 100%.
It's not so much the *frets* are shiny as it is the entire board, which is a bit of a tip off for me.
It's also all the little tiny slides that you can hear that you wouldn't on a fretted board.
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I'm pretty sure, but not 100%.
It's not so much the *frets* are shiny as it is the entire board, which is a bit of a tip off for me.
It's also all the little tiny slides that you can hear that you wouldn't on a fretted board.
Yeah. I thought the board looked shiny too. I know the Pino Signature model has "vintage style frets". I don't know what that means on a bass, but I know that "vintage" on a guitar typically means low, small frets.

Of course, just because his sig model is one thing doesn't mean he can't have his own fretless version.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #6
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I don't think he really plays his signature model, either. I believe usually his P-bass is the one they modeled it after - a 61 body with a 63 neck, or something like that but I could be wrong.

I'm going through really carefully now watching to look for frets, and it's messing me up.
The more I watch I'm kind of leaning towards fretted. The more I listen I'm leaning towards fretless.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #7
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I think those are frets... I think right at :57, it's pretty telling, by the way the shadow of the low E is sitting on the board.


Actually, look at 1:18, definitely frets.
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You and I are definitely hearing the same thing. I was definitely thinking fretless when I just listen. His playing is super smooth. Still, I wonder if a combination of smoothness and EQing could eliminate all (or virtually all) audible fret buzzing.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
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I think you're right.

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