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Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« on: September 07, 2005, 10:14:31 AM »

Recently I read that Mccartney used Rubber strings on his bass, to get that unique sound. I've forgotten the source, but can anyone verify this ..or give some more info.
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005, 11:37:34 AM »

Never heard that before - in fact I wasn't even aware there was such a thing as rubber strings!

I was under the impression that Paul almost exclusively used his Rickenbacker bass on the sessions though - dunno about the strings, maybe he went back to using piano wire! ;D

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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 01:06:01 PM »

Yeah, that's what I wondering..Rubber Strings?! but..Mccartney was getting heavily experimental on the bass from Rubber Soul through to Pepper..SO I thought..you never know!
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 02:24:32 PM »

Rubber coated maybe?
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 02:39:48 PM »

Yeah...you're porbaly right.
I mean..how the hell can rubber make a sound...
Rubber Coated.. good thinking :)
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005, 04:16:40 PM »

I know he used foam at the bridge to dampen them. You should try, sounds great! Maybe he used a rubber device aswell?!! lol

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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2005, 11:17:57 PM »

I've never tried that :)
I only use the side of my palm...economic sense..  :B
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005, 11:20:12 PM »

he could have been using rubber elastics. I remember when we used to take margarine containers and put elastics around them to make banjos...

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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2005, 07:01:55 AM »

Quote from: IndicaWalrus
I've never tried that :)
I only use the side of my palm...economic sense..
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2005, 09:24:23 AM »

haha, my dad is making a pond in the backgarden, I'm sure he had some foam..for around the sides..

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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2005, 11:25:55 AM »

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I remember when we used to take margarine containers and put elastics around them to make banjos...

Hmm homemade banjo is a good idea, thanks. I'm going to need banjo in the future for some songs. :)

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 06:42:50 PM »

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, probably one of my favorite beatles songs of all time. The lyrics just make the songs, along with the stroy behind the painting. There are a few stories about this song. One of which is that it is about LSD. Another is about John Lennons son Julian painting a picture of a class room playmate from school. I believe the the lyrics clearly resemble a LSD trip but the song idea came from the Painting. Just want to know what you think. Thanks
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 08:49:16 AM »

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, probably one of my favorite beatles songs of all time. The lyrics just make the songs, along with the stroy behind the painting. There are a few stories about this song. One of which is that it is about LSD. Another is about John Lennons son Julian painting a picture of a class room playmate from school. I believe the the lyrics clearly resemble a LSD trip but the song idea came from the Painting. Just want to know what you think. Thanks

And what should that picture look like?
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2009, 01:48:59 PM »

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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009, 02:13:55 PM »

Like This:
http://www.whatgoeson.com/gallery/lsdpic.jpg


I can't see it, but I presume you mean this one:



If it is, this thread might be of your interest. http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=235.0

Welcome by the way.
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2009, 02:20:16 PM »

yep ;D
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2009, 02:23:57 PM »

On this forum most people are quite sure that this is not the drawing that John meant in his story. lol
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Re: Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds.
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2010, 05:22:11 PM »

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