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Can anyone play The Day of the Baphomets bass solo?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tupac, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Nuts. Juan Alderete said he recorded the whole thing in one take too, and plays it pretty effortlessly live. The 32nd notes are all two finger plucking. Low action and light gauge strings would be extremely helpful, to get the clack he does and just plain get around that fast. Can three finger technique pull it off?

    Also, check out that cool line at 3:38.
  2. OneMoreRobot


    Jan 23, 2009
    That's probably my favorite Mars Volta song, but I've never been interested in learning the solo because I don't want it to lose its magic,
  3. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Lol, I understand what you mean.
  4. Fuzzy Dustmite

    Fuzzy Dustmite

    Jan 25, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    Looks like he uses two...

    Wish the bass was a little more forefront in the mix though. I guess it helps that he played bass in Racer X.
  5. Yeah man, his bass solo in scarified is just scary!
    And his live bass solo...........wicked
  6. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
  7. 4StringShooter

    4StringShooter Banned

    Jun 26, 2011
    London, Ontario, Canada
    GBX Member #1
    Why would you want to?

    Just another one of those tunes that only is appreciated by the guy playing it IN HIS BEDROOM ......

    NOBODY in a Bar will recognize it......
  8. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Bajo Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010

    How many of you guys are there? Sheesh.
  9. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Nope, not gonna touch this one.

  10. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Well if it isn't buzz killington. First of all, it's good to learn crazy stuff like this because it can open doors to your playing. And lest we all forget, when I was an impressionable young musician, ELP, King Crimson, Yes, and other bands of that ilk were all over the FM radio waves.

    Things tend to be cyclic. Learn all you like, digest, and create. Nothing wrong in that.
  11. hearnow


    Feb 17, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    I've tried before- got to just the 30 second mark-- worth attempting again now that I'm older and wiser :p
  12. Yeah that speed is attainable, though i'd have trouble with only two fingers.
  13. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    it is all a matter of perspective ... while tapping the beat I think it is more 16th note ... juste faster and thus maybe easier to breakdown.

    it isn,t like it is impossible to play that, it just take time and break thing in a fashion that can be learned.
  14. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    you know there is some music played somewhere else than in a bar ... and that not everyone play cover and there is more talented people who try to push the boundaries ...
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Word. Sometimes it's fun to learn stuff for your own edification.
  16. I thought that was Linus of Hollywood who played in Racer X...