"Bass Only" Music

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 5aP, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Hello everyone!

    I've been following this forum for some six months and I must say it's awesome! Helped me a lot!

    So, I started working on my new album. BUT this is the first album I plan to do using only bass and probably drums in some parts of a few songs.
    I've been recording and expanding riffs for a few month now. I would say that pre-production is done and some recordings have been started.
    Problem is I don't have any reference song or album for that, so my goal with this thread is to hear your voices, your opinions, your thoughts.

    So far I can only say it's a melodic kind of music. I'm using fingers, not pick and in half of songs I use chord changes and combinations as classical guitarists do on their instruments. But as soon as I finished it, it'll be online.

    P.S.
    Sorry for mistakes. English is not my native language.
     
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  2. onsecondbass

    onsecondbass

    Mar 5, 2019
    Ohio
    Are you asking for examples of "bass only" music?
     
  3. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Although I have mine idea with this album, yeah, some examples would be usefull. Thanks!
     
  4. onsecondbass

    onsecondbass

    Mar 5, 2019
    Ohio
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  5. Mister Molina

    Mister Molina Mister Molina Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2020
    México
    Victor Wooten a show of hands but i don't know if that's a bit too much.
     
  6. MisterFabulous

    MisterFabulous

    Feb 4, 2010
    Bob, Family Man Barrett and Carlton Barrett. Who else do you need?
     
  7. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Thanks! I'll check it out. Any help will do.
     
  8. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Thanks. I'll take a listen.
     
  9. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Kira has a new album called Awkward
     
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  10. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    You can check out these:


     
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  11. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
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  12. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Wow, great guys! I'll check them all out. It'll take while.
     
  13. I think it's cool that you're making a bass only album. Kudos!


    By the way, you said English isn't your language. (It isn't mine either.) May I ask where you live?
     
  14. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Thanks!
    But, compared to Victor Wooten, mine will sound more like "Bass only songs - for kids".
    Kidding! I don't use slap and it's in whole another direction, but I like all the inputs I so far got in here. It'll help me alot.

    Where I'm from? Let's call that an Europe.
     
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  15. from first metallica album, cliff burton solo (the studio one is awesome, a little different from this, but this is still good)

    Not probably what you meant, but still a cool reference!
     
  16. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I think good examples could be:
    1. Marcus Miller - Mr.Pastorius
    2. Jaco Pastorius - Portrait of Tracy
    3. Jaco Pastorius - Continuem
     
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  17. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Tnx! I grew on Metallica, so...
    Idea around this album started with a as clean/dry as possible bass sound. But I'm already using a reverb in one song and probably a bit of overdrive in another.
    I'm trying to avoid that Cliff, Thundercat, David 504, etc stuff. But I like to listen their music.
    Some things from doublebass part of forum were very inspiring, but I also need this part of forum.
    I'm hoping that from listening of similar ideas, I'll discover what I need, but also what I don't need.
     
  18. 5aP

    5aP

    Jun 29, 2020
    Tnx!
     
  19. Mister Molina

    Mister Molina Mister Molina Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2020
    México
    He has that effect with everybody :)

    What kind of style are you looking for? I'm thinking something like this with fingerstyle and chords?


    And why not bass and tap dancing :p
     
  20. Klangfarbe

    Klangfarbe

    Jan 12, 2020
    Jonas Hellborg has some Bass Only stuff. Unfortunately it's kinda hard to find.





    Then there is Manring, of course.

     
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