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Is this a double bass?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by petey293, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. petey293


    Dec 30, 2013
    Rapid City, SD

    :bag:All right, before you laugh, I don't know much about upright bass, but this has been bugging me for a little bit now. It doesn't have quite the normal fretless bass guitar sound, almost more "hollow", and I really like it. I'm leaning towards it being an upright but I'm not certain. If anyone could chime in, it would be cool!
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    It sounds like it might be a double bass or fretless bass sample played or sequenced by a keyboard.
  3. polyrhythmia


    Feb 10, 2010
    Double bass somehow gets me thinking of a bass with 2 necks, one fretted and one fretless.
  4. petey293


    Dec 30, 2013
    Rapid City, SD
    That's quite possible since almost everything else except the vocals is synthesized.
  5. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    If it's a "real" instrument most likely an EUB or fretless slab, otherwise I agree with the sample theory.
  6. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Fretless Bass Guitar.
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    My bet is that it's a DB voiced by a workstation. i.e. sampled.
  8. petey293


    Dec 30, 2013
    Rapid City, SD
    I think you guys are right, I thought there was something a bit weird with it, as if it were a little too "perfect" for a fretless instrument. That makes sense, thanks for your input!