Different types of Bass Players?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by achassum, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Y

    4 vote(s)
  2. N

    7 vote(s)
  3. Don't listen to pop

    13 vote(s)
  1. achassum


    Apr 6, 2017
    Hey hey Everyone!!

    Are there any other synth/alternative bass player out here?

    I am interested to know what gear you use and you create your sound!!

  2. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    is real bass becoming redundant in pop music (anything that charts from rock to spanish rap)?

    Modern Pop music is pretty much all synth bass (performed by a computer) - real bass cant be redundant because its hardly there anymore in the first place :D......and the real bass I do hear I question it being authentically recorded for that session or instead being sample sets/one-shots/loop construction kits or a very good VSTi instrument (some very good Bass VSTis out there now).....Bass guitar isnt dead -- it shows up here and there (like in a few Bruno Mars songs, Katy Perry, Rhianna and a few others) but - in 2017 - its more of the exception than the norm

    Welcome to TB :)
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Don't know anything about synth bass.

  4. achassum


    Apr 6, 2017
    Personally I think its dead in pop... i.e the new Bruno Mrs is All Synth Bass From moog etc etc! And when I see people bass cover for what is clearly synth the bass never seems to cut through in the same fashion
  5. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Don't listen to pop.
  6. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    Bass is still alive and well in pop. Just a little harder to find. Synth bass is nothing new, just more popular than ever with EDM, and other techno grooved music. Pop music changes and evolves like every other style of music. What's common today may not be in a few years. Whats uncommon, may become common in the future.

    Once bass guitar's roll crossed over into the realm of keyboards, percussion, and guitar frequencies, some (not all) songwriters without any bass playing background use keyboard synth to generate the bass they've been missing.

    Nevertheless, there are some not so famous pop artist who use full on bass guitar to hold together the drive and foundation of their songs. But, you'll never see or hear of them via the billboard charts or the radio. They lurk in the underground independent studios around the globe. In other words, it the kind of music you need to look for, and is not going to be given to you.
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  7. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    i couldnt disagree more

    OK, I agree with that --- but you tricked me! :laugh:
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
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