Abba-Does your mother know

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Abba-Does your mother know

Unread post by InternEd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:02 am

Hi,

I'm looking for the intro sound for this song (first 15 seconds).


I think it's some kind of synth bass, but browsing the presets hasn't helped me much.
Could someone give me a tip on how to get close to this sound?

Thanks!
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Re: Abba-Does your mother know

Unread post by Saul » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:41 pm

Are you sure that wasn't a real bass guitar? They did use them.

As far as I know Benny's gear list was:

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ARP Odyssey
Moog Minimoog
SC Prophet-5
Synclavier II
Yamaha GX-1

And I think there was also a Yamaha CP70/CP80 in there at some point?

Not sure it helps but IF that is a synth bass it will be from one of those.
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Re: Abba-Does your mother know

Unread post by InternEd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:09 pm

From what I've learnt so far, it's most likely the GX-1.
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Re: Abba-Does your mother know

Unread post by parametric » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:06 am

This is the best I could find of Yamaha's mighty GX-1 . . . .

Perhaps it could have produced that Bass sound?





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Re: Abba-Does your mother know

Unread post by Ulf Soderlund » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:24 am

That sound is indeed from Benny Andersson's Yamaha GX-1: https://www.facebook.com/rmvstudio/vide ... =2&theater

This characteristic synth bass was the first sound Benny made himself on the GX-1 and it was subsequently used on "Does Your Mother Know" recorded in February 1979.
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