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Bass guitar in Stairway live performances

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We have a debate going as to whether John Paul Jones ever played bass guitar in live Stairway performances. I think he did at least once in NY 1973. Anyone?

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No.

What you are hearing is Jones playing the bass pedals with his feet whilst playing the keyboards. Multi-tasking as it were...but then, Jonesey's talented like that.

I dare say if they'd put a strumpet upon his keyboard he'd have played her, too.

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Nope. He used bass pedals along with an electric piano or the mellotron.

My question is: Was there bass recorded on the studio version?

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Nope. He used bass pedals along with an electric piano or the mellotron.

My question is: Was there bass recorded on the studio version?

No

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Nope. He used bass pedals along with an electric piano or the mellotron.

My question is: Was there bass recorded on the studio version?

IMO he uses both foot pedals and electric bass. I just checked the studio version (didn't listen to it for ages) The sound may be a bit subdued but it's definitely Jonesy on Fender bass

If you listen carefully, you can hear he starts with bass pedals, but from 5.56 on (the heavy part), he brings in the jazz bass. His waving triplet and octave style on bass guitar is hard to emulate on bass or Taurus pedals. And there's that trademark muted oomph from a Jazz bass, you just can't get from keyboard pedals.

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Nope. He used bass pedals along with an electric piano or the mellotron.

My question is: Was there bass recorded on the studio version?

Yes - I think Since I've Been Loving You and Down By The Seaside and maybe a few from the first album are ones with bass pedals only.

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