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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Jun 21, 2014.
Sloppy at times, but who cares?
Actually, this is 1983.
Well it would be difficult to play that all the way through and not have a note or two slop somehow.
Steve has one of those tones that's best described as utterly present. About 90-97% of the time, you can hear him very clearly. Part of it might be that the guitars aren't as thick as in much of metal, so there's more room for his bass.
I've found on a lot of isolated tracks you hear more slop than you expect that you don't hear with the rest of the band.
Always loved Steve and his style, endless practice to get that gallop and low and behold this sounds like poopie. Pretty bright and thin for flats
it's funny. when you hear these guys live it is epic. this makes me feel better about my own playing.
I swear I hear 4 or maybe even 5 notes in each "gallop". Is he using his thumb?
Cool, that's one of Maiden's classics.
The isolated bass is way brighter than I would have imagined based on what it sounds like in the mix.
Really ? I always felt I couldn't hear him clearly enough. I always wanted more bottom end from maiden metallica g-n-r crue
The low end in metal ideally comes more from the kick drum than from the guitar or bass, at least in my experience.
Well, I like Maiden, I like Bomber Harris, but that was not what I was expecting.
His right hand is inspiring.
There, I fixed it for you.
Reason he sounds so bright, he changes his strings very often
A lot of that brightness gets buried in the mix, I suppose. The bass usually sounds noticeably different in the mix than what it sounds like isolated. Have noticed that while listening to my isolated playing in my demo songs, for example. And listening to these isolated bass tracks too.
from all the interviews I have read, it seems that harris isn't a gear hound-his tone isn't all that great; its his right hand that defines his sound.
still, this isn't that tight and clean IMO.
and for the record-
harris is the reason I play bass
Its metal, Its not suppose to be clean and polished. Sounds good to me.
Anyone that has seen 'Arry play live knows that he jumps around like an athlete and is constantly moving. It is impossible to play very clean live when you're also putting on a show and running from one side of the stage to the other and jumping over and off of stuff. This is why pop singers like J. Lo, Brittny, et al. whose live performance is all show, lip synch when they appear in front of an audience. There is no way they can do all those choreographed dance gymnastics and still belt out perfect vocals. At least rock musicians actually play live. If you want a live show that sounds like the recording, go see Beyoncé