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An original fusion song - Rickenbacker 4003 content

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by audiomitch, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. An unfinished song that I'm tinkering with. I actually started it to test out my new Gibson Les Paul Faded, but the bass part kind of took over. BTW, I've owned a lot of Gibby LPs, but this little Faded model is probably the best LP I've owned. Go figure.

    Anyhow, I'm still tweaking and working on the arrangement. Obviously needs a better ending, blah, blah, blah.

    You have to wait a few seconds for the player to pop up.

    A New Fusion

    59jazz likes this.
  2. Good job.

    But I'm confused about the "Rickenbacker 4003 content" part.
  3. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    This is hot. To where can I send my money?
  4. The bass is a Rickenbacker 4003. It's one in my avatar. Although I thought it sounded kind of Jazz Bass-ish in this particular setting. Anyhow, it's a bass forum so I didn't think saying "Gibson LP Faded Content" would go over very well. The Ric kind of took over the song anyway.
  5. Thanks for the clarification. I thought you had a Les Paul bass.
  6. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
    Ya know...that is REALLY nice. It take a great song for me to say that.
    Very NICE,!!:hyper:
  7. Thank you so much! :)

    I still need to work on the drum track. There isn't a single drum fill in the whole thing. That will be the next session I work on it ;)
  8. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Nice! Are you playing with a pick there?
  9. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
    Drums are nice too. I, personally like sparse drums. Assuming it's a drum loop/machine/thing.
  10. Wow I love this! Do you have any more complete songs? I'd love to download them.
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

    I like it!

    Keep up the good work!
  12. Yeah. I play with a pick 90% of the time. I played bass for about 10 years before I played guitar and luckily already was used to a pick. Picks on bass are pretty maligned sometimes. I think Entwistle on Live at Leeds was where I just assumed bass was played with a pick. McCartney was (is) a big influence too, along Chris Squire later on.

    Thanks!! I've uploaded some things here before. I'll search and link them. I write music for corporate video producers, so some of my stuff is pretty straight forward.
  13. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I like what you have so far. I understand it's a work in progress and want to hear the final product. I know you are going to change the drum part; so, the only thing that I noticed is that the tone on the distorted guitar part sounds a bit harsh against the bass lines (which are very cool) and the clean guitar part.

  14. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I love it
  15. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Love the sound and the way the Ric fits in. To be honest, it sounds a bit more like Geddy than Squire - are you picking close to the bridge or further north?

    Also - do you have more of your tracks online?
  16. Thanks! I LOVE Geddy's playing, he's the reason I bought a Ric back in the '80s. Little did I know he was using a Jazz Bass too by then. I probably steal more from Rush than Chris Squire. Oops, I mean I'm more "inspired by" Geddy. My bad ;)

    My picking hand is more or less over the treble pickup.

    Here's another tune I posted here a while back. This is the Ric 4003 again.

    Blue Bleed