Fretless freakage MP3 from me

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. OK so I'm having one of those days where you get really into playing and the ideas keep flowing - I hope some of you enjoyed the Willis tune I posted earlier - well I just got busy with the <a href=>fretless</a> five again - but this time got into this dreamy loop and slapped on my Bass IQ (EBS) and then mashed on the delay in Sound Forge afterwards - and this is what I just recorded (like ten minutes ago) - it's a bit long, not really - about 4mins, but the end is really sweet - it's worth the wait: :bassist:

    Fretless Loop:
    <b><a href=>Africa Sleeps</a></b>

    Willis workout...
    <b><a href=>Speak Part 2 - Fretless Solo</a></b>
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Nice. That bass has a beautiful 'mwah' sound. I have a Yamaha fretless that has a 'mwah' acoustically but when it's plugged in, it's gone! Gah! Great playing too. I dig!
  3. As ever David - thanks - I'm just checking one of you tunes (All Out Funk) - sounds great too - I'm just loving playing fretless big time at the moment...cheers M
  4. Nice, song Munki. I'm in love with fretless' too. Thier so beautiful!
  5. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    nice playing! seriously, heck, I wish I could play like that.
  6. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    The mwah really comes out when you boost in the 800 to 1000 Hz range...have you tried that? Having an amp with a variable mid frequency control really helps.
  7. Thanks dudes - check out the new frteless loop I just added (hot off the PC) - I've gone all Steve Lawson...sorry Steve! Sorry to sound so enthusiastic - I get a little carried away sometimes - thanks for listening.
  8. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Cool, I really dig your fretless sound. What bass/rig are you using?
  9. This one :

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  10. fallon


    Jul 6, 2003
    ..emmersed in distracting effects...the delay is far too the point that it *seems* like there is another bassist accompanying...Stay cool notwithstanding aforesaid.Fallon.
  11. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    ??? You do know he's using a Loop right? Playing over a recording of himself???
  12. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Nice work Urb!!! great tone and great chops.

    You sound like you could put out your own instructional fretless bass video.
  13. fallon


    Jul 6, 2003
    Yes,that's the distraction.We can all 'sound' like bass gurus given the technology to hand.What does it prove to solo over yourself when there are those who are true legends,needing only one bass to speak to us.As I said,I did like the piece.Stay cool nonetheless.Fallon.
  14. Ok - I think you're being a little harsh here - have a listen to this, for a NON effected piece:

    Willis workout...
    <b><a href=>Speak Part 2 - Fretless Solo</a></b>

    I only added the delay on the other piece to make it pan in a sort of dreamy stereo way - not to compensate for a lack of ability - I think you've misunderstood what I was trying to do here...
  15. Cheers fella - I don't think I'm that good - I am posting here again instead of practising - but thanks again - these are all very much works in progress - confidence is a fragile thing - I need to go and build mine up again now... :smug:
  16. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Damn you got talent man. That stuff is amazing. I wish I could fretless like that :(
  17. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Mm, i need to go practice.

    Nice stuff. Goy any recordings of your thumb?
  18. fallon


    Jul 6, 2003
  20. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    You should try some of Brian's new stuff. The forthcoming album should be a monster!