Learn The Carol Kaye Bass Sound & Techniques on This Edition of Reverb Bass Tricks

Get the inside scoop on the sounds and technique secrets of the legendary Carol Kaye.
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One of the most famous bass players you've never heard of is Carol Kaye. She is a session player whose skill and style helped to reshape the role of bass guitar in music and her work in the "Wrecking Crew" resulted in hundreds of hit songs from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra to the Monkee's. In this video, Jeremy Kay discusses her bass guitar sound, her amp sound and her playing technique.

Performed by Jeremy Kay

Gear Used:
Fender Super Reverb:
Fender Precision Bass:

Songs Played:
0:00 - "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
1:45 - Bass Set-Up and Amplifier
2:50 - Picking Technique
3:08 - "I Chose to Play the Blues" by Ray Charles
4:47 - "Feel So Bad" by Ray Charles
5:12 - Playing Approach
6:25 - "I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder 

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