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Bass is important? Guitarist's mind = blown

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BullHorn, May 6, 2012.

  1. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    I told my guitarist friend that I'm going to try out a MIJ Fender Special Jazz (1987), the model that the guy from Guns and Roses has been using for 30 years. I showed him this video as an example of it's sound:

    His mind was blown. The guitars sound like they're played through a cheap multi-effect but then it hit us - Guitarists strive to get that tone which usually means tons of low end crunch and then end up fighting the bass' frequencies and making the entire mix sound muddy.

    Guitars should pew pew pew on top while the bass is boom boom booming on the bottom. :)
  2. Toastfuzz


    Jul 20, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yeah thats always been my approach. My favorite guitar player to work with, he'd write songs on acoustic guitar that sounded full-range, then we'd jam the song and I'd formulate a heavy bottom bassline, then he'd re-write his electric guitar part to jive with it. We didnt step on each other at all, and the song wouldnt sound right without one or the other (unless he played his acoustic version)
  3. Ha, that bass line is killer.
  4. CnB77


    Jan 7, 2011
    I was seriously not expecting it to sound that cool
  5. Bryann


    Apr 28, 2012
    Wow... Guitar only sounds really cheesy.. I mean the tone and some of the effects used. Is it just me?
  6. Clearly your ears are broken, they both sound great ;).
  7. Duff is an incredible, under-appreciated bassist.
  8. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    The guitar track doesn't sound too chintzy to me, and the bass could sound even fuller, but you are absolutely right that the guitars should jangle jangle and the bass should boom boom.
  9. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    This would make a great signature.
  10. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
  11. animvl


    Feb 25, 2007
    The guitar sounds great to me, definately doesn't sound cheap. The bass sounds worse in my opinion.