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is it possible to make evil sounds with a bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pretaanluxis, Apr 21, 2004.


  1. Can anyone suggest some songs with evil sounding bass or give me tips on making it sound dark?

    thanks
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Phrasing and Note Selection.

    Listen to Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath, it doesn't get more sinister than that.

    One time at a music store I played that on an upright (guesstimated positions) with a bow and it was especially eerie.
     
  3. i already have an e-bow, extremely difficult to use but still better than breaking the hairs on a real bow
     
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Minor scale + good phrasing + bow = freaky stuff.

    Also, some effects like phasers + distortion make for some weird, weird stuff.
     
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    root... diminished 5th... octave.
     
  6. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
    Did Mike Money just say something........theoretical?

    :eek:


    *looks for signs of Armaggedon*
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    If you want "evil" bass, listen to Ministry.
     
  8. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    No offense on your music taste or anything of the sort, but those bands you mentioned don't really have a dark sound to begin with either.
     
  9. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yep!!;)
     
  10. country_boy

    country_boy

    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    some thing like that
    --------------
    -2-3--666-5-
    -------------
    0-0-00-0-0-
     
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I know theory... I'm just bored by it.

    I can make the sounds... i really don't give a rats arse how or why that sound is made...
     
  12. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Yup.

    It depends on what kind of evil you want, I guess. Audie Pitre from Acid Bath had what I thought was a really chunky, grinding, evil tone to his bass playing before he died. The other style I was gonna mention was already covered by abark and govithoy.

    Also: If you want evil, you're not gonna hear it listening to Pop-metal and Smashing Pumpkins.
     
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  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Oh, you might want to check out the bass solo in the song in my signature. It may not be "evil" per se, but it is certainly twisted (well, the tone at least. Whether my playing is twisted is another matter etirely.)
     
  14. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Does that have the scripture stuff we talked about on AIM sampled into it?

    I've got to hear that, but not tonight. I've got to get some sleep.
     
  15. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    i recon just follow something that sounds evil on guitar with the bass, that outta work.


    Play "Electric Funeral" by Black Sabbath on bass with a little synth wah mixed in. Very sinister.
     

  16. :eek:
     
  17. thanks for the responses :)
    I guess use of the word evil was a bit off, but it's close enough. Smashing Pumpkins songs like 'The End Is The Beginning' or Everlasting Gaze' are dark but I agree they arn't really that evil, just more gothic I suppose
     
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Yup, sure does. Lamentations 25 sung in Hebrew.
     
  19. The 'Punkins' second album is a very big sound, especially for that time. "Quiet" freakin' rules... but then again 72 tracks has a tendency to do that...
     
  20. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Apparently you've never heard me play.