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Reggae/ Dub techniques?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by skaismyhero, Mar 2, 2008.


  1. skaismyhero

    skaismyhero

    May 21, 2006
    Dayton Ohio
    I've been getting into reggae and dub alot more. What sorts of things can I do to get a sweet reggae/dub bass sound and style.:hyper:
     
  2. envika

    envika

    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    roll off as much treble as possible without losing all of your attack. flats will give you a more classic 70s reggae tone, but rounds are also common.
     
  3. skaismyhero

    skaismyhero

    May 21, 2006
    Dayton Ohio
    Thanks, I think I have the right tone with my jazz (old rounds on it)
     
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Reggae is not technically complex music.
    In fact, the biggest error most American musicians make when playing it is to overcomplicate thier parts. Simple is generally good here.

    Listen to a lot of classic reggae.
    Copy the basslines. Get the feel. You'll do fine.
     
  5. JmJ

    JmJ

    Jan 1, 2008
    NYC
    Try playing downstokes with your thumb. Looks lazy sounds fat.
     
  6. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago
    <Insert Marijuana Comment Here>
     
  7. also gets you heard way better! lol
     

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