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Solo Bass Arrangement of Bryan Adams' 'Heaven'

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Zander4724, Apr 6, 2009.


  1. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Hello everyone,

    If anyone is perhaps interested in hearing a solo bass arrangement of 'Heaven', please check out the below link...



    Cheers!

    Zander
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Well done!
     
  3. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Very nice!

    What did you do to get that sound, is that a piezo pickup?

    And what effects? It almost sounds like there is a pad in the background supporting you.
     
  4. Aram Bedrosian

    Aram Bedrosian

    Oct 24, 2005
    Burlington, VT
    Endorsing Artist: Ritter, DR, Jim Dunlop, Hartke
    Hey Zander,

    This is amazing. The phrasing, technique, tone, dynamics.... Absolutely superb. I'm blown away by everything you play. I hope someday we can cross paths and perhaps play a show together. It would be an honor. :)

    best wishes!!

    Aram
     
  5. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Thanks a lot, guys!

    Smeet, to help get that sound, I'm using D'Addario piccolo strings on a Zon VB4 bass, tuned Bb Eb C F. I'm also using a very warm reverb option.

    Aram, it would be wonderful to play a show together! Let's do it! :bassist: Currently, I'm starting to work on an album; hopefully afterwards, I'll start trying to put myself out there in the gig scene... :bag:

    Cheers,

    Zander
     
  6. Aram Bedrosian

    Aram Bedrosian

    Oct 24, 2005
    Burlington, VT
    Endorsing Artist: Ritter, DR, Jim Dunlop, Hartke
    Absolutely.... let's try to make that happen. I am totally looking forward to your album!
     
  7. kcolyar

    kcolyar

    Feb 28, 2007
    Moab, Ut 84532
    As usual you play beautifully, well toned. None of the flashy, look at my chops, style of playing. Seriously when will you get an album out. You inspire me and besides you are the only bass music that my wife will listen to. She thinks you rock, so if you could blur out your face it would help an ugly old man like me out. LOL Your tone gets me gassing for a Vinny every time I hear it, thanks.
     
  8. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Hi, kcolyar. Thanks a lot!

    Unfortunately, my album, if done properly, is going to take quite a long time. I need to figure out how to use Logic, as well as work on all the pieces! :confused:

    Good to hear that your wife is getting into solo bass as well... :)

    Take care,

    Zander
     
  9. SX lover

    SX lover

    Jun 14, 2009
    Simply "breathtaking"!...Thank you.
     
  10. HogieWan

    HogieWan

    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    very, very nice.
     
  11. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Thanks, SX lover and HogieWan! Glad you guys liked it! :)
     
  12. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    That was really, really nice.
     
  13. That is indeed very nice.
     
  14. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Thanks a lot, Chuck and Kess. Glad you guys liked it!

    Cheers,

    Zander
     
  15. kcolyar

    kcolyar

    Feb 28, 2007
    Moab, Ut 84532
    Come on Zander, when is the album going to be done? I really need to listen to some sweet tones. I get tired of waiting for your vids to load up. I am not a computer savvy guy. Need a CD.
     
  16. xbmedic

    xbmedic

    Aug 24, 2009
    Hilo, HI
    Absolutely awesome, brother. I look forward to your album. My wife actually looked up from her book and asked, "What is that? It's beautiful."
     
  17. so, Zanderzon, here's the deal.

    I gig around with a couple of groups. They have no idea what can actually be done with a bass guitar. What I have in mind is a poor man's imitation of what you're doing. But until you release your CD, all I can say is ... yeah there is some guy on the internet who hears it the same way I do.

    So let's have that CD! :bassist:
     
  18. PiNgtime

    PiNgtime

    Mar 26, 2009
    *three thumbs up*

    Barely knew what I wanted to say or talk about. It was exciting for me knowing what notes had to come out, and seeing what you were going to do next. Such a surprise!
     
  19. Bloody good stuff. Just watched your Stairway To Heaven video too... I'll pick up my jaw later ;)
     
  20. Zander4724

    Zander4724

    Mar 20, 2008
    UK
    Thank you so much, guys! :)

    Kcolyar, xbmedic and chuck3, I really appreciate your interest in my album - it should hopefully be ready by the end of next month! I will let people know as soon as it is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. I've worked really hard on it and am really looking forward to getting some feedback. :hyper:

    PiNgtime, thanks for the extra thumbs up! :smug:

    derrenleepoole, glad you liked my 'Stairway to Heaven' cover!

    Cheers guys,

    Zander

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Zander4724
    http://www.myspace.com/zanderzonmusic
     

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