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Is this a double bass?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by petey293, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. petey293

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z5p5SceJLQ

    :bag:All right, before you laugh, I don't know much about upright bass, but this has been bugging me for a little bit now. It doesn't have quite the normal fretless bass guitar sound, almost more "hollow", and I really like it. I'm leaning towards it being an upright but I'm not certain. If anyone could chime in, it would be cool!
     
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    It sounds like it might be a double bass or fretless bass sample played or sequenced by a keyboard.
     
  3. polyrhythmia

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    Double bass somehow gets me thinking of a bass with 2 necks, one fretted and one fretless.
     
  4. petey293

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    That's quite possible since almost everything else except the vocals is synthesized.
     
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  6. JeffKissell

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    If it's a "real" instrument most likely an EUB or fretless slab, otherwise I agree with the sample theory.
     
  7. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U Supporting Member

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    Fretless Bass Guitar.
     
  8. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    My bet is that it's a DB voiced by a workstation. i.e. sampled.
     
  9. petey293

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    I think you guys are right, I thought there was something a bit weird with it, as if it were a little too "perfect" for a fretless instrument. That makes sense, thanks for your input!
     

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