Shaking Things Up

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    So I recently joined a Stoner/Sludge band and my rig consists of a 4x10 cab running dirty and a single 15 running clean (stereo)

    we started out as a trio but realized that we neede another gui**** to pull off some stuff live (previously I was running an octave up pedal along with my dirt into a 2 x 12 guitar amp)

    anyway yesterday at practice the new gui**** starts playing this new song he wrote (very OLD Rush sounding), so while he was showing us the cord structure, i heard in my own head; a very Geddy like bass i put my pick between my teeth reached back and cranked both gain knobs 1 notch and launched into this bass line using my fingers....(which is something I don't get to do often...and never in this band as of yet)....(have to use a pick for more attack to cut through the mix) and everybody stops and stares at I stop and I'm all What!? and they all go WOW! *** dude why don't you sound like that all the time? To which i responded... well if you guitrads would turn down once in a while i could play like this all the time.

    just goes to show the tone IS in the
  2. PBass101


    Jul 3, 2008
    Glad to hear you're getting more respect and a larger opportunity to play out the way you want to play. Bass should be more than just some afterthought to a guitar player's spotlight, especially in rock.
  3. Bravo!!!

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