If im playing a metal song should i....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by sLapshock, May 30, 2005.

  1. sLapshock


    Nov 12, 2004
    picking 16beat or 8 beat? im playing using spectrum..
  2. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003

    Depends on the song. Thats it.
  3. What sounds best to you? Play what sounds best (that is what you always should do).
  4. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    You should play locked in with the drummer. I usually play 8ths locked with either the hat or snare on steady parts, and lock in with the kick on broke and syncopated parts.

    I find locking in exactly the same rythym as really fast double kick line causes the bass to loose impact.

    PS: WTH is a spectrum?
  5. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    It sure depends on the vibe you want.
    If you want kind of a Van Halen feel go with 16's
    but if you want an AC/DC vibe go with 8's and if you want an Iron Maiden feel go with an 8 follow by 2 16's!!
  6. just depends on the song, theres no rules play what you think sounds best!
  7. RiddimKing


    Dec 29, 2004
    I think he meant "plectrum"--another good Latin word.
  8. sLapshock


    Nov 12, 2004
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Well you know the song Battery by Metallica?

    Towards the end, I do it in double time. Normally when I hear a bass drum go crazy, I just follow going crazy on the bass.

    I don't make any sense at all when I talk.
  10. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    You're thinking of plectrum.
  11. DaemonBass


    Mar 29, 2004
    Sacramento, CA

    most songs I've ever heard use a combination of both. Plus triplets are pretty common in metal rythmns.

    I think basslines that use only 8ths or 16ths are boring.