Among other things, the start of this month's Tampa Bay Bass Players Night found Mark Moressey and me continuing our discussion of 1-5 bass lines. We tried messing around with the bass line on Bobby "Blue" Bland's song, "Cry, Cry, Cry" which has a very strong 5-1 component in the beginning.
Then, John Rogers showed up with the custom AB-4ss that he made for Gladys Knight's bass player. He put on the stand-up attachment and the fun ensued! We tried it with and without the stand-up attachment. Man, that bass is a powerhouse!
it took me a few minutes to adjust to the short scale, the notes are quite a bit closer than I'm used to but this was a custom model made to the specs of a specific player.
The bass feels very nice and is very responsive