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Songs with Tremolo effect on the bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by noisetherapy, Dec 5, 2012.


  1. noisetherapy

    noisetherapy

    Aug 9, 2010
    Vancouver
    Help me if you can...

    I'm trying to find songs where a tremolo effect is used on the bass and used tastefully.

    I'm interested in the effect but solo bass demonstration videos on YouTube don't really give an accurate description on how the effect compliments or worsens the song.

    Cheers
    -J
     
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
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  4. Isis Stone to Wake a Serpent
     
  5. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
  6. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
  7. jaxom

    jaxom

    Aug 31, 2008
    New Castle, PA
  8. Toastfuzz

    Toastfuzz

    Jul 20, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I know some Yes was already thrown out, but yeah Chris Squire in Yes is the best bass trem example I can think of. Astral Traveler I think has trem in it too.
     
  9. HolmeBass

    HolmeBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA
    "Heartbreaker" by Led Zepplin.
     
  10. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I've used a trem & overdrive to get that tone when covering it, but it's actually JPJ playing through a Leslie.
     
  11. Also, I could be wrong, but I always thought that the bass on Can's Paperhouse had some tremolo on it, as well (probably amp tremolo, if so). It could be a leslie, though.

     
  12. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
  13. noisetherapy

    noisetherapy

    Aug 9, 2010
    Vancouver
    Awesome replies people, Thanks!

    I love Yes too and can already hear the parts in my head where there is trem.

    Cheers!
     
  14. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I'm a big Can fan and it always sounded like amp tremolo to me too (especially towards the end of the track) but I've never been sure.

    I went through a krautrock phase and in the end Neu! and Can were my favorites for very different reasons.
     



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