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Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

John Morton

My first instrument is a 1979 Wal fretless strung with with 20-year-old half-rounds, held together with string and chewing-gum; my second, an unhygenically filthy 1979 fretted Music Man strung with slightly newer roundwounds; my third, a rather more recent (sadly) and cleaner (also sadly) Fender Precision, set up according to the James Jamerson prescription with LaBella flatwounds and a chunk of foam under the pickup cover. I use Eden amplification. I hate effects, though I do use a Mu-tron with the Music Man if things are heading in that direction.

Can't read/won't read - so I improvise a lot. But I don't keep you waiting while I flip through The Fake Book trying to find a version of 'Blue Bossa' with the wrong chords. I reckon I must know about seven thousand tunes ranging from trad, swing and bebop through the so-called 'jazz' standards to soul (I know a hell of a lot of Motown tunes) and funk. I think in relative pitch rather than absolute, so odd keys (for singers) are okay....
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