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Rock without guitars but with drums, bass, keyboards and saxophone

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Roman Jakobej, Apr 21, 2018.


  1. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    Hi guys, I have just released my debut album PURSUITS IN 1IFE and I think you're going to find it very interesting as it's a rock music without guitars. Instead there is bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone. As the record is heavily based on bass, I've used a lot of pedal effects making this record a pretty unique listening experience. Check out my first single where you'll find all the links, where the record's available. :)

    In this song I've used mainly Cali76 CB compressor with B7K overdrive and in the chorus I added a chorus from Strymon's Mobius with a subtle analog delay from H9 :)

    Let me know, what you think about it and if you like it, spread the word so that everybody knows about this :)

     
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  2. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Not my cup of tea musically but I just want to say this was really well done - songwriting, recording, playing and video. Didn’t miss the electric guitar in this tune.
     
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  3. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    thank you for your opinion :)
     
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  4. PJFlatts

    PJFlatts

    Sep 4, 2014
    Nevada
    I like this music
     
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    wow!!! really well done! great job all the way around, Roman Jakobej ! i have no problem with the absence of guitar --- the music is too good for 'anything to be missing'!

    wonderful stuff! keep up the great work. and the very best of luck with your project! :thumbsup:

    nice!
     
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  6. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    wow, thanks a lot :)
     
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  7. Badwater

    Badwater

    Jan 12, 2017
    Nice... Great video production also.
     
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  8. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    nice! i don't think most people would notice the lack of guitars because the song seems very complete.
     
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  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    If you ever miss guitars, I'd bet you'd make a crackerjack Bruce in a Maiden tribute
     
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  10. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Love that crunchy bass tone!
     
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  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I liked it. Good job. Didn't miss the guitars at all.
     
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  12. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    ^This. That crunchy, grindy bass really helps fill in where the guitar would be.

    The entire mix sounds great - a very fresh sound, IMO.
     
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  13. I may be a bit biased since I play both bass and saxophone, but that was awesome. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I enjoyed that!
    Definitely didn't notice a lack of guitar.
    A very well-written, well-played, and well-produced piece of work.
     
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  15. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    thanks a lot guys :)
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well done!

    Like the song and the video production is well done.

    The only thing I found "odd" was that everyone else in the band looks "bored" in the video. Now, if that was an artistic choice and intentional, well done! If not, those guys could stand to perk up some. :D

    Didn't miss guitar at all.
     
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  17. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    agree about them looking bored. None of them are rockers so I guess that might have something to do with that :D Thanks for the opinion :)
     
  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Nicely done!

    Not using guitars isn’t a detriment to a good song. And that’s a very good song. I wish you success.

    Back in the 70s I was in a rock band. Standard setup for that era - two guitars, bass, drums and vocals.

    We were approached by a slightly odd guy. Being odd wasn’t a problem since most musicians were slightly odd back then. He was an incredible clarinet player. And he wanted to audition for the band. He kept saying people didn’t appreciate all the great things a clarinet could do for rock music.

    I wanted to addition him. The other four members of the band didn’t.

    Glad to see your band has the courage to try something different.
     
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  19. Roman Jakobej

    Roman Jakobej

    Dec 10, 2016
    Slovakia
    Thanks a lot :)
     
  20. joebar

    joebar

    Jan 10, 2010
    I’m playing in a band where there is just bass, drums and rhythm acoustic and vocals.
    It’s surprisingly full sounding and it works; tons of room for the rhythm section to move around.
    Haven’t had any complaints and the gigs keep coming.
    Go ahead and redefine what a rock band is
     
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