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first fretless recording

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jamersonburton, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
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    hey guys, i got a fretless bass 2 months ago and i finally made a recording of it... well, a song using the bass. Listening to it again, i would say that there are some rythm issues and a bit of intonation problems.
    HOWEVER, for all you players (fretless or not), tell me what you think of this recording:
    Link is in my signature and the song is called: "Clutch"
    Thank you so much.
  2. bassteban


    Aug 12, 2004
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    Nice- I liked it. Wanted to hear some more crashing, reverb-laden drums and a beautiful-but-disturbed, operatic female voice in there. Not pointing fingers, but I'd work on intonation a bit. I hope this helps!
  3. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
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    the fretless cuts thru nicely,
  4. Disappear


    May 9, 2008
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    First listen through...

    I really like your part, it really adds to the song. I frankly can't stand the strumming pattern used. The bridge does have some intonation (~2:00). I don't think the guitar solo there fits either... or it might just need some tightening up. I don't like how the outro concludes; seems abrupt. The chorus (~1:30) sounds clunky and I don't know what else to say about it.

    I love your melody, it makes the song.

    My suggestion, which coincides with bassteban, is add some interest points with dyanmics? I think another thing that was bothering me was the variance between your legato playing vs. the staccatto parts the guitar was playing sometimes. If it's a chill song you wanted, less the attack on the notes, eg. play more smoothly and vice versa.

    did I mention I liked your bassline?

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