I’ve been filming some Doors tutorial videos recently – and I mentioned that in the early Doors tunes the bass lines were played by keyboard player Ray Manzarek.
I originally though he was playing these lines with some combination of foot pedals. First Bass And Beyond subscriber Greg Bigler emailed me with a correction. Manzarek used a keyboard called a Fender Rhodes Piano Bass – a small, 32 note keyboard.
Here’s a short clip of Light My Fire from the Ed Sullivan show – and you get a great close up of Manzarek using two keyboards around the 0.18 mark:
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