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    Just after Dave speaks "Remember When That Girl Was Prom Queen?" on Dirty Movies, there is some bass tapping. Assuming that is Mike playing bass, are there any other Van Halen songs where Mike is tapping?
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    I don't hear tapping. I do, however, hear harmonics. Is this what you are referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    I don't hear tapping. I do, however, hear harmonics. Is this what you are referring to?
    Right, I should have said tapped harmonics.

    I remember Wolfgang doing something similar during the '07 tour after the solo on Romeo's Delight. But I can't remember ever hearing bass tapped harmonics on any other VH studio effort outside of Dirty Movies.
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    Those sound like regular fret harmonics not tapped harmonics.
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    This dude does it his way at 3:16 (coincidence?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Those sound like regular fret harmonics not tapped harmonics.
    You are probably right Johnny, I've always played it as tapped ,but I guess it could be regular harmonics.
    The intro also sounds like there could be some tapped bass harmonics. Do you remember Wolfgang doing a short tapped harmonic bass thing on the '07 tour after the Romeo's Delight solo? Sounds very similar to the Dirty Movies bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by right-here-i-say View Post


    This dude does it his way at 3:16 (coincidence?)
    Does a good job, but I don't think regular harmonics are what is recorded on the studio version. I'm leaning toward tapped harmonics. I dunno, either way, bass harmonics on a van Halen song are rare.

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    Yeah i remember Wolfgang tapping the bass on that one on 07.

    I don't hear tapped harmonics on the bass in this song though.
    I hear the harmonic fret being picked.
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    I'll let the experts figure out what Mike was doing.
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    no expert but I agree with johnny they sound picked not tapped

    On the subject of mikes bass on fair warning I hate how his bass starts loud but is quickly turned down at the start if So This Is Love. wish they'd kept it as loud as the first couple of bars thru the whole song

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat worm View Post
    no expert but I agree with johnny they sound picked not tapped

    On the subject of mikes bass on fair warning I hate how his bass starts loud but is quickly turned down at the start if So This Is Love. wish they'd kept it as loud as the first couple of bars thru the whole song
    If I remember correctly, it was a mistake made in mastering the album, and by the time it was realized it was too late. Different time back then, it would never happen today, but VH was cranking these albums out in weeks
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    I believe there was a piano/organ part too on "So This Is Love" that you don't hear in the final mix. Eddie did write most of the songs on FW on piano first.
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    Hmm, never heard that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    If I remember correctly, it was a mistake made in mastering the album, and by the time it was realized it was too late. Different time back then, it would never happen today, but VH was cranking these albums out in weeks
    interesting, cheers... part of me always thought it might be a case of 'don't let mike have too much of the limelight here!', lol

 

 

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