Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby MMStingray54 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 am

As Flingel Bunt is Burns Era, and it must rank as one of the most iconic of the harder edged instrumentals, the Burns era is surely not going to die.

The tone of the Burns bass on that track in Mark Griffith's hands is really superb - more tone than the Precision - and the original, featuring the wonderful John Rostill has a rock blues era bass part before its time pre dating Jack Bruce et al. Really a super track for us bass players.

Unfortunately no one will ever persuade me to buy a Burns bass to play one track (if indeed I play it again) - I know someone that has one I could borrow but having heard it, the Stingray (even in pink) does gritty blues rock somewhat better :D :? :shock:
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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 am

Griff certainly does a great job reproducing the flavour of John's original bass line but I think it's unlikely he used a Burns bass on the re-record. I'm not even sure whether John used a Burns in the original session. Do we know when the first Burns Shadows bass was delivered? I have an idea it arrived a bit later than the Marvins. John could have used his own Jazz bass or the Precision that was handed on from Lic.
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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby fenderplucker » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 am

Roger,

some thoughts on when the Burns was used:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuYc1r945Jk&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby MMStingray54 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:08 pm

Iain Purdon wrote:Griff certainly does a great job reproducing the flavour of John's original bass line but I think it's unlikely he used a Burns bass on the re-record.


I should, perhaps have been more specific Iain and was referring to the version played on the Final Tour.
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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Ah yes, Don, that most certainly IS a Burns bass. Griff is playing it finger style, as is his preference, and that gives it a quite different tone. It looks like the Burns Legend production model -- its certainly not the Rostill re-issue - and the toast rack is missing. It's high quality bass playing, for sure.
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Re: Burns Era Shadows Music: The end of the road?

Postby KurtFroberg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:59 am

Please see some Burns beeing played here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15437
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