Bass tacks challenge

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Elbravodelsolar, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    I am new of the forum and I need you help!
    I have been told by my girlfriend something like "why one should decide to play an instrument like a bass, whose sound sounds like "bom-bom bom-bom"".
    Well, I then decided to burn a cd of most amazing bass tracks to show her bass is more than "bom-bom".

    I already have listed few. A track from Joni Mitchell & Jaco Pastorius, Teen Town from Pastorius, Pac Man from Alain Caron.
    Can you please help me to feed the list by Xmas?

    Many thanks
    Cheers all

  2. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    What's Going On- Marvin Gaye

    Something - Beatles

    Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
  3. Well, thanks.

    I also thought of Black Bird, Pastorius version.
    And Bach cello suite in G major.
  4. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Anything by the Grateful Dead.
  5. T2k5


    Feb 16, 2011
    Kerava, Finland

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  6. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Making her listen to bass solos is pointless. Take some of her favorite music and EQ out the bass. Everything below about 200hz.
    That will show her how important it is.
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  7. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Why do you want or need to convince your girlfriend ???? It sounds like you need her
    approval, before you decide to pick up the bass. If you like it, that's all that matters.

    You, I, and everyone on here knows that her idea of the bass sound is wrong.

    So why not just leave her to stew in her ignorance. ;)

    On the other hand, perhaps in some cases she may be right, depending on who is doing the playing. :smug:
  8. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    in most popular music of the past 10 years is almost a low rumble that is done with a synth more than a bass guitar so I think shw is right... and since more people play in sync with the drums ... it does "boom boom boom"
  9. T2k5


    Feb 16, 2011
    Kerava, Finland
    Which is why lz4005's suggestion is great. Filter the bass out of something like this to show how important even the growliest "boom-boom" bottom is :p
  10. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    That's a joke, right?
  11. I mean, yes but no. I am a devout dead head, but I'd never show someone a dead song except maybe eyes of the world if I was trying to convince them that bass was awesome..
  12. holy crapstick you quoted a mr bungle song. didn't realize people know what mr bungle was
  13. T2k5


    Feb 16, 2011
    Kerava, Finland
    :D It would be great if everyone knew them. Also, Dog Fashion Disco / Polkadot Cadaver:
  14. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I disagree but that's life in the big city. Phil Lesh is IMO one of the greatest bass players ever.
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  15. Thanks a lot!
    I'll create a great playlist.

  16. >> why one should decide to play an instrument like a bass, whose sound sounds like "bom-bom bom-bom

    Because the bass f rocks! :)

    You don't need to show lots of notes with a bass. Even the straightest classic rock rhythm performed by a good player makes music punchy and groovy. End even one bass note can makes mix alive. Like here.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
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  17. I understand your point. But it's not I seek her approval...instead, I'd like to tease her, letting her listen to some really grooving bass track.
    I'm sure Alain Caron will trill her knowledge of the bass world. ;-)
  18. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    What you need is a different girl friend.
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  19. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    no pretty much everything that get radio play here doesn't have any bass.
  20. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    I could give some music with interesting ( to me ) bass line but it isn't "easy" listening at all