Sunday, June 11, 2006

King's Stingray

Not many of you remember the British pop band, Level 42 (although it is still producing albums). As usual for the 1980s, this band featured one of the best bassists on Earth who influenced a lot of modern bassists. Level 42's bassist and founder is Mark King, and I confess that he is one of my main influences in the art of slap bass. Infact I still make use of some of the techniques I learned from him. At that time though, I used to think that he only used Jaydee basses and I was quite surprised when I stumbled across his official bassography. This page states that among his incredible arsenal of high-end basses, he also used a Musicman Stingray bass, perfectly identical as mine, including the translucent red color and maple neck. He used it in three of Level 42's albums.
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