New Wooten-ish Solo Bass song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Hey dudes

    It's been a while since I tried to play some solo bass stuff but I finally got around to recording something - just me and my Sei going direct into my Mac/Logic.

    Let me know what you think - it's kind of a Victor thing but not slapped but picked - it's still a work in progress and this was mainly improvised - so I know the structure needs tightening up - but I hope you dig it so far...

    EDIT: sorry to repost the video link, I just added this to YT, but this is a new version - I used Logic to record the audio and it's come out pretty well - just in case the other vid link gets a lost below:

    Happy Too video

    Cheers guys

  2. mstott25

    mstott25 Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Guntersville, AL
    That sounded great man! I love that stuff. I don't play anything like that (solo bass or tapping) so I really enjoy listening to guys who've taken the time to develop that sort of style and play it well. Kudos man, keep it up.
  3. Hmmm i went there and there was no way to listen to the track. The clef was unclickable if that was what I needed to start the song. Do I need a plugin?
  4. rockwarnick

    rockwarnick Guest

    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    is that with the warwick?
  5. Poor Tom

    Poor Tom Guest

    Apr 12, 2008
    Palm Harbor, Florida
    Wooten-esque I suppose, but I hear a lot of Keller Williams in there. Good job, keep it up man.
  6. hey man - it's Quicktime you need - download it here - there's a free version but the full version is worth getting...

    Really glad you guys are digging this - and no it's not my warwick - I sold my Thumb bass (sorry Wick fans) - this is my new Sei bass (I did say in the first post ;) ) - which is why I wanted to share this - I think it sounds wicked...


  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    It's a shame you sold the Warwick, it sounded amazing, especially with Schack preamp! I remember seeing your ad when you were selling it, I would have bought it myself if there was space in my collection for a Warwick!
  8. I know man but as I'd owned it for 18 years I was kind of tired of the bass, plus it was sooooooo heavy it was actually giving my genuine back problems. For what it's worth I was able to play it a couple of times before it sold via The Gallery and it did sound wicked but it felt weird after getting used to my Sei, plus I have used the cash towards a new Sei Jazz bass which will be utterly wicked ETA September 2009...

  9. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    SWEET! GREAT SOUND, I rocked it through my P.A.
  10. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    That was nice.

    It`s no possible to deny the Wootenish approach but it`s technically brilliant.

    The bass sounds very pure, defined and modern (EMG like tone I should say).

    BTW, I like your reverb. Since I`m slowly adding it to some short solos, would you tell me its settings ?
  11. Man - I really appreciate your comments - I'm really pleased with the tone as it's so 'exposed' here there really is nowhere to hide - just me and the bass doing our thing ;)

    regarding the reverb I thought a screen shot of my settings would be more useful than some long-winded explanation - bearing in mmind I'm using Logic Pro - try this out:


    Thanks again for listening - I need to record some more stuff now!


  12. Hey dudes

    I just made a video of this song, hope you dig it, I used Logic to record the audio so there a touch of reverb on there as well;

    thanks for watching/listening

  13. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    I like the chord changes. Very cool!
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I just watched the video now, really excellent stuff! This really is your forté!
  15. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    Sounds great, man. I really like your ideas... great use of tension and release

    My only crtisism is that at times I seemed to loose sense of the tempo... but like you said it's a work in progress

    edit: The video seemed much tighter. GREAT TONE
  16. Rick in Dixie

    Rick in Dixie Guest

    Mar 13, 2006
    Arab, Alabama
    Thats really kicking chicken, I like it, don't wait another 5 years though, keep it up.
  17. Thanks guys - really appreciate the positive comments - I'm not mad keen on solo bass stuff, but I do exploring the posibilities of the bass - it's keeping it musical that's the key and actually the hardest part... I need to get writing some new tunes now - but thanks for the encouragement.

    I'm also pleased the Sei bass sounds so good - it's a killer Bass :bassist: