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Has anyone heard of Fiverr? Get paid to play.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassFishingInAmerica, Jun 19, 2019.


  1. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    I thought this was interesting. Pay to have other musicians complete your recording, on Fiverr.com. I think I was most surprised that the more expensive parts were my least favorite. Check it out.
     
  2. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Interesting.
    The second one was my favourite.
    I do wonder if any of these players are on TB!
     
  3. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    Me too! I found it interesting to see all the different takes on the same drum pattern. Some of them put in a lot of changes that a chording instrument would have to follow, some didn't. Made me feel a little old though since my slap is pretty much non-existent :)
     
  4. Well, best line, best value? Number 5.

    But in my humble opinion, he wasted his money—the bass line he recorded himself is killer.
     
  5. Cool vid. I actually did really like the last ones
     
  6. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    I did too. I felt that his experience made him realize that most players who don't play the bass would want something fairly simple that would be easy for other instruments to lay over without being obtrusive. But those lines weren't flashy and slappy and that's what the person making the video wanted.

    I also didn't get the poster's disparagement over those who didn't send video. If you're looking for an audio track, why would you care if someone sends you a video or not?
     
  7. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Just goes to show the difference of opinion. I liked the over-the-top #4. Really liked the tone. Most of the time, I don’t prefer slap, just because it’s so overdone. Overall, I think they all follow a certain formula, and although all are very good, none are surprisingly original.
     
  8. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    There was never any doubt that Davie504 could record a killer line for the track: He has 3M subscribers for a reason. The money he spent was nothing compared to what he makes off his YouTube videos.
     
  9. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    I think he was just waiting to show off his own skills. And rightly so ... that line was hot.
     
  10. osv

    osv Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    That was a very cool experiment. Each bass line was truly unique given the same drum track.

    Somewhat related, I used a Fiver graphic artist based in Sri Lanka to bring my vision for my business logo into reality.
    She did a great job! Well worth the money spent.
     
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  11. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Hmmm... now I'm thinking we should upload our own attempts at this...:D
     
  12. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    No way. This thread is reminding me of that thread about comparing ourselves to others :)
     
  13. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    I’m active on Fiverr. It’s been a great additional income here at my recording studio.
     
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  14. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I'm actually pretty impressed with those cheaper cost bass lines. They were all solid. So if you need an original bass line, Fiverr may be the way to go.

    The one I like I best (for the drums) is #4 (29.79 Euros).
     
  15. His was the best of them all but 5 was the best of the ones that were sent to him.
    I thought 4's tone sounded like plastic.. horrible.
    He wasted his money on 9.
     
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  16. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Every line #9 did sounded like Daft Punk.
     
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  17. I thought that the last player's three lines would be the kind of thing most songwriters would want on a song whereas the others appeared to want to show off their speed and chops.
     
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  18. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Number 5 was most bang for the buck.
    His own was stellar
     
  19. allanmac00

    allanmac00 Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Totally agree. The lines were much more functional to an actual song, which is what you would expect from a session player.
     
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  20. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    To me, that’s the problem with the music biz. So many musicians just trying to make something that generates the big $$$$$ by playing the same old thing. But, I guess that’s what most people would want from a studio musician.
     
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