Can anyone play The Day of the Baphomets bass solo?

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  1. Tupac

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    Nuts. Juan Alderete said he recorded the whole thing in one take too, and plays it pretty effortlessly live. The 32nd notes are all two finger plucking. Low action and light gauge strings would be extremely helpful, to get the clack he does and just plain get around that fast. Can three finger technique pull it off?

    Also, check out that cool line at 3:38.
     
  2. OneMoreRobot

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    That's probably my favorite Mars Volta song, but I've never been interested in learning the solo because I don't want it to lose its magic,
     
  3. Tupac

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    Lol, I understand what you mean.
     
  4. Fuzzy Dustmite

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    Looks like he uses two...


    Wish the bass was a little more forefront in the mix though. I guess it helps that he played bass in Racer X.
     
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  6. Jason Wilson

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    Yeah man, his bass solo in scarified is just scary!
    And his live bass solo...........wicked
     
  7. Tupac

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    Why would you want to?

    Just another one of those tunes that only is appreciated by the guy playing it IN HIS BEDROOM ......

    NOBODY in a Bar will recognize it......
     
  9. Epitaph04

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    ^^^

    How many of you guys are there? Sheesh.
     
  10. Tupac

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    Nope, not gonna touch this one.

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  11. FretlessMainly

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    Well if it isn't buzz killington. First of all, it's good to learn crazy stuff like this because it can open doors to your playing. And lest we all forget, when I was an impressionable young musician, ELP, King Crimson, Yes, and other bands of that ilk were all over the FM radio waves.

    Things tend to be cyclic. Learn all you like, digest, and create. Nothing wrong in that.
     
  12. hearnow

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    I've tried before- got to just the 30 second mark-- worth attempting again now that I'm older and wiser :p
     
  13. eukatheude

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    Yeah that speed is attainable, though i'd have trouble with only two fingers.
     
  14. Clef_de_fa

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    it is all a matter of perspective ... while tapping the beat I think it is more 16th note ... juste faster and thus maybe easier to breakdown.

    it isn,t like it is impossible to play that, it just take time and break thing in a fashion that can be learned.
     
  15. Clef_de_fa

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    you know there is some music played somewhere else than in a bar ... and that not everyone play cover and there is more talented people who try to push the boundaries ...
     
  16. JimmyM

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    Word. Sometimes it's fun to learn stuff for your own edification.
     
  17. keiththebassist

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    I thought that was Linus of Hollywood who played in Racer X...
     

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