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My Custom Conklin

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassius, May 31, 2005.


  1. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Not hearing the "jazz", but what I am hearing is incredible. Ambient and expressive, out there and melodic. Chops heavy and yet still melodic and listenable. Great job man.

    How many tracks do you have going? 3? 4?
     
  3. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    the "jazz" would be considered in the improvisational elements...
    modal approache etc...

    overdubbed with a boss loopstation....

    i meant this suite to be played live.

    the ostinato is two/ three tracks....depending on the harmony i'll add bass lines etc. so it could be anywhere from 2 to 5 in the acompanyment.
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    you are a BRILLIANT bassist! love your tone and approach. I give you props of the highest order.
     
  5. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    I agree. I really like the third song a lot. Sounds great.
     
  6. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    oh here's a pic of the bass doing 98% of the work...it's blue-green brother makes a guest appearance in #3


    [​IMG]
     
  7. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    Sounds great. I love the tone you're getting. Do you plan on publishing sheet music for this? I imagine it would be a bit difficult because of all the separate tracks going at once, you'd have to put it in score format haha. It would still be neat to visually see what all is happening though.

    Any plans for non-looped pieces?
     
  8. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    movement 1 and 2 are non-looped and I have music for #1 (moslty)

    :D i will publish eventually and transcribing the loops is easy...a few ostinatios that could be labeld bass figure 1, 2, 3 etc.

    glad you like it
     
  9. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    Germany
    hm.. i think some of it is a bit too repetetive. though i'd say that it kind of comes with the territory of looping. or perhaps that "minimal music" approach is what you wanted.

    maybe "repetitive" isn't really the right word... i don't mean boring or anything like that. i just thought that some moments (esp. in #3) could develop faster.

    still, it's great stuff. i really like your sound, phrasing & melodicism.
    you really do those basses justice.

    -christoph
     
  10. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps

    movement 3 was in the mindset of minimalizm.
    my wife hates minimalizm :(
    oh well...i likey
     
  11. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Denson,

    I continue to be deeply impressed, very nice :cool:
     
  12. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    thanks everyone
     
  13. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Gorgeous stuff-particularly the third movement. Bravo!
     
  14. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    Germany
    with me, it's funny. i have phases where i really love minimal music (and it reflects in my compositions), but then comes a time where i listen to music with "minimal" ;) redundancy...

    after listening again, i think you found a nice balance of "moving forward and standing still" in #3.

    but any such criteria aside, it's music that's very enjoyable to listen to.
     
  15. Sweet Jibbly Jiblets!!!!! I LOVE IT!
     
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    My God. That first song is SO Final Fantasy. I have yet to listen to the others, but this is incredible!

    Edit: I also hear a bit of Rush influence around 2:50. Sounds like a part in Xanadu.
     
  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    very nice man, thanks for sharing. the third track is beautiful :)
     
  18. Thanks for sharing indeed. All movements are beautiful, in different ways. Very nice.
     
  19. Hi Bassius,

    That's really amazing stuff! Haven't heard anything that good since Victor Wooten/Show of hands and Jonas Hellborg/The silent life.

    How did you record it if I may ask?

    Christian
     
  20. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    the first two movements are in altered tuning using the piezos (shadow) and the 3rd is using a boss RC20 XL looper..all are direct into my comp...with a bit o' 'verb. it's a good sounding bass...