Bob Daisley I actually got Hamer in America, they made me a bass once that I ended up not using very much cause it didn't quite feel right but I got them to make it in the shape and complete design of a Stratocaster with a slightly bigger body than the Stratocaster guitar cause it was a bass but it looked just like a Strat and I got them to put Gibson Pickups on it so it would sound like an EB-3, play like a … Bob Daisley: The first time I played fretless would’ve been around the early 1970s but I began playing guitar in 1963 and bass in 1964. FlyGuitars What's it like in terms of tone compared to the other Fenders that you've got? ‎Having cut his teeth playing bass guitar for English blues outfit Chicken Shack in the early '70s, Bob Daisley is an Australian musician and songwriter most prominently known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Gary Moore. or. Guitarist Zakk Wylde contributed songwriting to the album, while Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister wrote the lyrics for six songs; however, only four were used on the album. Bob Daisley BBM, that was it, Bruce Baker and Moore. Fortunately it was still in the shop that I'd swapped it in on and got it back. Without a doubt, Bob Daisley is one of the most influential bassists of all time. FlyGuitars Have you tried other Gibson models such as The Ripper, The Grabber, the Thunderbird, any of the Les Paul basses? So he was stunned when he found out two Osbourne albums were rerecorded without his bass … Bob Daisley I suppose the more high profile people that use a certain sort of instrument you stand a better chance, it's like free advertising really isn't it. I had my Fender down there but like I say nothing sounded quite right on those songs for some reason and I had my Ampeg and I probably had an Acoustic amp cause I had an Acoustic bass amp that I'd bought from Boz Burrell from Bad Company. Back when Blizzard and Diary came out I would tell people that Bob was the real star of the records. Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears Bass Tab. The decorative pick guard is not there to hide anything, just to look good !! That's one I've really hung on to and it's been great, it's been really good, a real workhorse, it's been on so many records and albums and done so many tours. Its got a ... Gibson EB 5 string bass with hard case, both in perfect condition. Then I wanted a spare one just as a sort of back up in case something went wrong or you break a string or whatever. Having been a member of Rainbow & Ozzy Osbourne’s band, he went on to work with Gary Moore and Steve Morse. Mine was a 1958 I think and then that other one came up for sale. FlyGuitars You've got one of those yourself haven't you? 1961 / 2 No 61133, 1961 GIBSON EB3 - CHERRY RED - ANDY BAXTER BASS, Find more vintage guitars for sale at vintageguitarsforsale.co. There's this guy in America that I know had this bass that had come from Olsie, the bass player of Little Richard and what I did was I swapped my 58 EB for that one and I gave him some dough on top. Bob Daisley The first Gibson I ever had was when I was about 16 and I bought a Gibson EB-2 that was popular in the 60's. Daisley went all out with the concept, which includes two interchangeable pickup drawers that essentially make it two basses in one. Bob Daisley Well funnily enough even in the earlier days when I got my first EB-3 I got a Marshall 100 Watt head, that was a guitar head as well. © 2009-2021 Bob Daisley. Bob Daisley Yeah the Les Paul Junior shape. FlyGuitars Yeah I think that's the case with a lot of repairs isn't it. That one like a lot of Gibsons has had the head broken off and it's got a repair at the back. On that I used the Gibson EB-3 and an old Fender Jazz bass but there's some studio recordings that come with the DVD, I used that EB-O on a couple of those. Bob Daisley Introduction Bob Daisley with 1961 Gibson EB3 bass - picture from the Kahvas Jute reunion gig www.kahvasjute.com By Graham Fieldhouse, February 2007 Bob Daisley has played bass with many of the hard rocks greats; performing on numerous albums by the likes of Mungo Jerry, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne and Gary Moore to name a few. Some of his most widely known work can be heard on albums such as Osbourne's…. Bob Daisley Yeah, yeah. Very versatile, very reliable, very robust for travelling. Bob Daisley (pictured), who played bass on the first two solo albums by Ozzy Osbourne, says that he was "devastated" and "flabbergasted" by the August 2002 ruling by … FlyGuitars Yeah cause I use an EB-3, I've got a couple of EB-3's myself and I use mine through a Marshall 100 Watt Valve Head and 4x12 cabinet. Log In. Ozzy got me back to write again from scratch." Solder in tact and the case is like new so I thought it's another good one for the collection but that's the three EB-3s I've got. Your original Tele didn't have this, but have you now got a humbucker equipped Tele in your collection? The EB-3's on a lot of the tracks on that album. © 2009-2021 Bob Daisley. A Marshall vintage one that Gary had through a 4X12 cab. Bob Daisley: "Rudy was a competent bass player. He anchored Ozzy Osbourne's hit records and played with Widowmaker, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, G. Moore, Y. Malmsteen, Bill Ward, Mothers Army and more. I don't know the guy that well, though I have met him a couple of times. Bob Daisley No, mine's the '68 Paisley which is another pretty rare one but that hasn't got the humbucker it's the one with the early Precision straight pole pickup. Some of the tracks I did use the Fender Precision, an Olympic White one. You can see it but it's been done well, plays well and it's probably stronger now than it was before. They were pretty popular in the 60's the Gibsons and Epiphone basses but if you look at the Fender Precision it's gone all the way through. Bob Daisley Yeah, and the bass sound with the Spencer Davis Group was quite distinctive as well. Learn "No More Tears" faster with Songsterr Plus plan! Mecca - Black Sally / Sidestreet Man (1970, Festival Records) Chicken Shack - You Know Could Be Right / As Time Goes Passing By (1972, Deram) I know Gary because he's in touch with Jack Bruce, he said to him that he told him what I was using and he said "oh that's what I used to use". FB: What influenced you to play fretless? One of Randy's 100 Watt Marshall heads through a 4X12 cab. I used that on a couple of tracks for a Kahvas Jute reunion in 2005, we did a live show, a gig here in Sydney called The Basement. FlyGuitars Your collections obviously dominated by a large number of Fender basses and Fender appear to be your chosen workhorse. Original Bass & Drum Tracks Blizzard Of Ozz. FlyGuitars Sure, and you've got the early EB-O with the Les Paul double cut body? Things like Keep On Runnin' and Gimme Some Lovin' and all that sort of stuff. I used to be in a band when I was very young about 20 called Kahvas Jute. Introduction | Gibson basses | Fender basses | Other vintage basses. Website built by Simon Rice. Bob Daisley has thanked fans for their support after Sharon Osbourne slammed him as a "sad old fuck" who "can't get over the fact" that he was fired … FlyGuitars I suppose they're not for everyone but I've got one of the 71 Les Paul basses and I like the tones on that. I have rarely played it due to my hands being a bit duff now though i have always kept it well maintained and in a controlled temperature. Inspired by soul music and the British Invasion, his first studio project was Wide Open with the Australian based band Kahvas Jute. I did like that growly bass sound that Jack Bruce got so I got a Gibson EB-3. They probably just preferred the Fender sound so I had to swap it in and I got a Precision. Bob Daisley I did have a Les Paul Bass that I bought in late '70 I think and I ended up not liking it. Cause I had experience using an EB-3 before and I knew what sounded best with an EB-3 and it's the Marshall. I never used it much and I sold it. The musician recalled in an interview with The Vinyl Guide when he was told by Ozzy and Sharon to go in the studio and re-recorded Bob Daisley‘s bass of Osbourne’s classic solo albums. FlyGuitars So you've just always used guitar heads with them? Bob Daisley: Probably Boz Burrell – Bad Company, he was a friend. Bob Daisley They sound best through those don't they? Looking through the Gibson Production Numbers Lists 61133 it comes in at late 1961 to early 1962. Bob's Fender basses. Bob Daisley's History With The Osbournes Over the years, many people have written in to the website to ask Bob Daisley about his work with Ozzy and the legal action taken against the Osbournes. Bob Daisley Yeah well the thing is I was still in Kahvas Jute at the time I bought it and in those days because I didn't have much money I swapped my EB-3 on it and then didn't like it. FlyGuitars So out of those three Gibsons that you've got is it the EB-3 that you tend to favour? For over four decades, Daisley has laid down the low end for everyone from Mungo Jerry to Rainbow to Ozzy Osbourne to Gary Moore. Background. Bob Daisley is truly one of the titans of rock bass. Same sort of thing but with the contoured body. Bob Daisley's greatest contribution to the hard-rock canon was his work with Ozzy Osbourne. See more of Bob Daisley on Facebook. But try to picture those songs with different bass lines. How many people have used a Strat, god everybody and I suppose look at Les Pauls cause so many high profile people use Les Pauls and they became very popular. Images courtesy of bobdaisley.com, Links: Bob Daisley's homepage | Kahvas Jute homepage | More FlyGuitars interviews, © flyguitars.com 2007-2021 | terms and conditions, Chicken Shack in 1972 - Bob plays an early Fender Telecaster bass, and below, the 1961 blond Precision, bought shortly afterwards, Six Fender Precision basses, from left to right: 1953 blond, 1954 Sunburst, 1957 Sunburst, 1959 Sunburst, 1962/3 Olympic white, 1964 Sunburst, Two Fender Jazz basses: a 1962 in Fiesta Red, and a 1964 in Candy Apple Red. FlyGuitars So when did you get another Gibson? So many bass players had an EB-2 in the 60's, either the Gibson EB-2 or the Epiphone Rivoli, which was the same bass - one had Gibson written on it and one had Epiphone written on it. Is that because you find those most practical for live work and recording? It was too heavy, a bit cumbersome. Bob has kindly agreed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and a few of my own. I think it's about 1962 and I used that on a few of the tracks on Gary's album through an Ampeg SVT with an 8X10 cab. For a Gibson EB-3 you really need a Marshall stack you know for the best match for sound. I was very pleased with it. I don't like boring bass players, but most importantly, I want to hear them. We had it filmed and there's a DVD. Bob Daisley No, Gary had that in mind because he'd worked with Jack. FlyGuitars When you approached that album did you think I want to use an EB-3? It's got a nice sound and it plays well. Real/full name: Robert Daisley Age: 70 (born Feb 13th, 1950) Place of origin: Australia (Sydney, New South Wales) Gender: Male In the liner notes Inez was credited as "bass and music inspiration," as he had written the riff to the title track in a jam session. Bob Daisley. I've had that happen to a couple of mine but the Fenders are very robust and you could probably throw it across the room and it'd be still in one piece you know. Forgot account? 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