#1
This thread, is about Carlos Dengler, and why we love him. As a bass player that is.


Well, my reason, for adoring Carlos D. is because... i think he is an amazing modern bassist. While yes, most of the stuff he plays is....... roots, and 3rds, and is nothing amazing from a technical viewpoint, it just fits so perfectly into all of Interpols songs.

example: "Take You On A Cruise"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezdAiDh31D8


everything Carlos put into that song, just meshes so perfectly with everything else going on, Especially the part at..... 1:58.

Am I the only person on these forums that think Carlos deserves some love?
#2
no, you are not the only one. i haven't been here long, but it seems that his name appears in every modern bassist discussion.

that said, he does deserve some attention for his role.
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#3
Ive been here for a few months, and it seems whenever there was a modern bassist thread, i was the only person that put his name in the pot.
#4
Interpol... rofl... I heard the name before somewhere :O
He should do bass like Flea...


But that's just my opinion
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#5
he's a great bassist, but he mostly takes after peter Hook (just like interpol takes after joy division). Not a bad thing by any means, but he's not exactly innovative.
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#6
He definitely deserves some loving-i love the man hence the stealing of his name. He was the first bassist that made me think "Jeez i gotta learn how to do that"-hes got such a unique look and his basslines just sound amazing with the guitars and i have studied his lines and its made me such a better player. **** all this people that say real bassists use their fingers as Carlos is a great example of why plectrums are perfectly okay. Bow down to the D!!!
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#7
He's quite adequate, but I'd say his playing on Turn on the Bright Lights is a little more notable than a lot of Interpol's later stuff.

See: Obstacle 1 and Say Hello to the Angels.
#8
I like him. with 3 notes, he can say more than enough.
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#9
indeed.

turn on the bright lights is so much better than their newest stuff, particularly notable: the new, roland, and stella was a diver.

plus live he plays at like his knees, its interesting to wacth.
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#10
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indeed.

turn on the bright lights is so much better than their newest stuff, particularly notable: the new, roland, and stella was a diver.

plus live he plays at like his knees, its interesting to wacth.


I've too noticed his playing at his knees. I wasn't sure what to think about it, haha.
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I've too noticed his playing at his knees. I wasn't sure what to think about it, haha.

i think its called.....

A. mega long arms and huge hands.

or.

B. Back problems.

i dno which.

freakin A though. ive been listening to interpol all day. it just... melts my insides.


also, PDA is lovely bass-wise. =D
#14
Another thing. Is it just me, or does "Dengler" remind anybody else of like........ a hanging turd...... or a child molester.... or something strange?