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"Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:27 pm
by depecheNIN
What synth was used for the bass-line in Madonna's "Lucky Star?"

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:12 pm
by Arpnutt
Long time ago. It always sounded like a Moog to me. Maybe a Minimoog? I do remember seeing concert footage a year or two later and they were using a Moog Source for synth bass.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:52 am
by Synthaholic
The album credits Fred Zarr and Dean Gant as the synth players. Moog is mentioned under Fred Zarr, including Moog bass, so a Minimoog is a good possibility.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:52 am
by amatsov
Ive read somewhere that moog source was used on lucky star.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:54 pm
by minime123
awesome bassline in that song!

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:31 pm
by elsongs
depecheNIN wrote:What synth was used for the bass-line in Madonna's "Lucky Star?"
They used Minimoog for all the synth bass on Madonna's first album. They used a Moog Source live only because it has patch memory which is more feasible in live situations.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:36 am
by john909kid
I've always loved the bassline on "who's that girl"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuEVaXu7meY
Which synth is this?

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:28 am
by elsongs
john909kid wrote:I've always loved the bassline on "who's that girl"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuEVaXu7meY
Which synth is this?

It's a MIDI-layered Yamaha DX7 and Minimoog. She worked with producer Patrick Leonard on that album and that's one of his trademarks.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:54 am
by bigman2005
elsongs wrote:
depecheNIN wrote:What synth was used for the bass-line in Madonna's "Lucky Star?"
They used Minimoog for all the synth bass on Madonna's first album. They used a Moog Source live only because it has patch memory which is more feasible in live situations.
It's a ARP 2500, not a mini moog that you hear on both "Lucky Star" and "Borderline". I know this because I have the multi tracks.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:49 am
by Carey M
bigman2005 wrote: It's a ARP 2500, not a mini moog that you hear on both "Lucky Star" and "Borderline". I know this because I have the multi tracks.
Wasn't it a 2600 for the bass? And Prophet-5 for other synths..?

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:35 pm
by philip
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Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:11 am
by bigman2005
Carey M wrote:
bigman2005 wrote: It's a ARP 2500, not a mini moog that you hear on both "Lucky Star" and "Borderline". I know this because I have the multi tracks.
Wasn't it a 2600 for the bass? And Prophet-5 for other synths..?
Yes. I was referring to the OP's post about the bass line.

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:23 am
by walkathon
Endless thanks for posting the track sheet!

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:25 am
by guillermotin
Great info. Thanks Phillip. Never thought it could be a 2600.

Since we're talking about her, does anybody know what synth was used for the bassline in "Like a Prayer"?

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:51 am
by Aaron2
Love that track sheet! Some of these tracks were recorded on my 15th birthday, 1-28-83.