Backward bass track

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dcamara5, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. dcamara5


    Jul 14, 2013
    Has anyone tried this, I know its mostly done with guitar, and has been used for drums and piano. But I can't seem to find anything on backwards bass anywhere. Anyone got anything about this?
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I've heard Trujillo do a slapped part that was reversed like that on a Suicidal Tendencies album, but I can't remember what tune.
  3. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    Cheesiest ref ever. You can call me al by Paul Simon. Bass break. First half forward, then the same phrase backwards. Probably done with a Fairlight or maybe the sampler built into the dash machines.
  4. hypapanuse

    hypapanuse Inactive

    Apr 2, 2013
    Bakithi Kumalo is a name that you may or may not have really heard. However, he is a bassist that you have certainly heard. Most people will instantly know his forward/backward bass fill on “You Can Call Me Al”, from Paul Simon’s landmark album “Graceland” (to which he contributed to entirely). In addition to that great album, Bakithi’s signature fretless sound, double-stops and all, have been heard on a wide variety of records with Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Brecker, Mickey Hart, Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Herbie Hancock. Bakithi’s latest solo effort, Transmigration, is a display of a wide variety of styles including some beautiful bass melodies.

    In addition, Bakithi will heading out as the bassist on the currently postponed Simon & Garfunkel tour, and will be playing the UBass, made by our friends at Kala. The bass is right up Bakithi’s alley, making it sound as only he can.

    Hope this helps.
  5. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Ology by Living Colour.
  6. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I've used it a few times... Digitech Jamman Delay can reverse a phrase... fun and creative effect.