KNOW YOUR BASS PLAYER IMMORTAL TONE: If you see me running amok through the streets of New York City screaming "Mel Schacher! Mel Schacher!" at the top of my lungs - this slab is the reason why!
On the legendary "red album" - Mel commanders a hot-rodded Fender Jazz with a Gibson EB-1 humbucker pickup in the neck position strung with black nylon flatwounds run through a West Fillmore bass rig which, according to the "asbestos glove legend," was outfitted with Genelex KT88 tubes.
Lore also reveals that manager Terry Knight poked holes in Schacher's speaker cones for extra rust. Mel, using his fortified fingernail as a plectrum, serves as both the anchor and melodic catalyst on this classic collection which exudes, to my ears, a perfect hard rock bass timbre.