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Bob Bain

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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: January 26, 1924    

Bob Bain earned his place as the number one guitarist for many Hollywood studios in the 1950s and ’60s. He played on countless jingles, albums, and soundtracks for television and movies. There were also many years of live radio.

Records by Frank Sinatra, including “Young At Heart” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, featured Bain on guitar, as did records with his favorite male vocalist, Nat King Cole including “Unforgettable”. He also played on albums by Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Rosemary Clooney.

In the ’70s, a young, talented crowd of guitarists raised their axes and slowly began to dominate. Bain continued to record, write, arrange, produce and for 22 years he held the guitar chair for one of the greatest television orchestras of all time “ The Tonight Show Band. Through the years, Bain’s talent, respect, and generosity opened the doors for many other studio guitarists, arrangers, and musicians....
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Bain played a blond Gibson L-5 with high action because its sound cut through the orchestra. He recorded several albums using his workhorse, the Gibson Charlie Christian model. A 1953 Telecaster did the bulk of his film work. For jazz the Gibson ES-175. Acoustically Bain used the Yamaha 12-string and a Martin gut-string, a Rodriguez for classical work. Also in his stable a Silvertone bass and a 1935 Gibson L-5. His amplifiers consisted of a Fender Twin, a Benson and a Fender Princeton Reverb. Effects were a fuzzbox and a wah wah pedal.

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