My two-hand-tap harmonics shenangians

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by S Lewis, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Something Elegant

    I wrote this song over the course of about two days. It consists totally of two-hand tapping.

    Here's some background on me:

    I've been playing bass for almost two years now. I play nearly every genre except for technical/math metal...I'm nowhere near good enough to play that :cool:

    This song was recorded on my 1985 Peavey T-40 with old D' Addario XL's (45-105). I ran my signal into my Zoom PFX 9003 effects processor (bass compression patch) then directly into my computer's sound card. My software is Soundforge. Basically, a poor man's studio :smug:

    The song is about 90% done, but i want some feedback on it before i call it finished. Any advice or critique is greatly appreciated
  2. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Sounds very nice. It is, however, very loose. I would suggest playing to a click track and tightening up your playing so you know exactly where you're going. Also, some diversity wouldn't go astray - that fretted/tapped harmonic thing gets old pretty fast. Take some hints from Stu Hamm in that department. He mixes it up really well.
  3. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    Really nice composition. I think if you cleaned it up rhythmically and played it a little more cleanly it would sound great.
  4. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    thanks for the feedback :)

    i cant wait for the finished product
  5. Ten


    Oct 3, 2005
    That was pretty awesome-I detect heavy Manring influence, which is completly fine in my book-I've recently really put myself in his style.
  6. Andy On Bass

    Andy On Bass

    Sep 10, 2005
    I agree with the other comments above mate, sounds promising and I really liked it!
  7. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC

    actually, i dont think i've ever heard anything by manring :(

    i should look into it
  8. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
  9. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    :D that site is awesome, thanks

    i almost fainted when i saw that jaco vid