Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Bass Guitar
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
corrda00
Unregistered User
 
corrda00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ottawa, ontario
Recording Album

So I might be recording an album with a band this summer.

Its all going to be on 5 string, however I feel some songs are better suited for fretts and others for fretless.

Is it a good idea to switch back and forth between basses, or should I use one to maintain the same aesthetic? Do you know any bands that do this?

Thanks.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyMakik
Did you realise that, according to your poll, there are more hermaphrodites than girls on UG?


My Compositions:
Roots (Prog Metal)
New Tuning (Prog Metal)
Sexy Riff (Pop Rock)
corrda00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
sonny bb
UG's New-ish Guy
 
sonny bb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: texas
alot of bands switch between basses. Dan in BTBAM used a steinberger fretless on the great misdirect, but I dont think he uses it live. there's no problem with switching back and forth. if it sounds better than so be it. that goes for alt tunings, fretted, fretless, 5 string, 6 string whatever takes the song or performance to the next level then so be it
__________________
:
"Stop shooting me!!!GAHHHH!!!"
<(0_0<)(>0_0)> FU
^(0_0)^^(0_0)^ Sion
(>0_0)><(0_0<) HA!!!
<(*~*)>
sonny bb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
Deliriumbassist
UG's only DB
 
Deliriumbassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Presidential Palace
Watch any Metallica gig, and you'll see more instrument changes than Spaz has changed his underwear.

Take that how you will.
__________________
YES! YES! YES!

Deliriumbassist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
dark Mass
邪魔よ&
 
dark Mass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tyre
Many bassist switch between instruments in a album.
__________________
私の前を遮る愚か者め……沈めぇ!
dark Mass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
Casketcreep
Call me Elliot.
 
Casketcreep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
What sort of music is it?
You could always experiment with a mixture of the two bass sounds.

But any engineer worth his salt will be able to cope with an instrument change no bother.
__________________
Do you like silly Northern Irish horror punk?
Little Miss Stakes Bandcamp
Little Miss Stakes Facebook

New E.P available now.
Casketcreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
Nutter_101
...
 
Nutter_101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London, Scotland, or Cornwall.
Part of the fun of recording an album is that you have the opportunity to mix things up without having to worry about swapping gear live!

You need to do what the song needs at the end of the day.
__________________
In the bass chat:

Quote:
<Jon> take the quote of me out your sig plx
<Jon> i hate seeing what i said around lol


Leader of the Bass Militia PM to join!


And now on BANDCAMP!

Officially the funniest member of the Bass Forum.
Nutter_101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
Sudaka
Novice Bass Player
 
Sudaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ARGENTINA, papá!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casketcreep
But any engineer worth his salt will be able to cope with an instrument change no bother.

Then, the lame experience shows you there are no engineers worth their salt available for ya !
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
Sudaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
corrda00
Unregistered User
 
corrda00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ottawa, ontario
The style is pretty much straight up death metal, kinda techy at times.

It is a concept album if that makes any difference.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyMakik
Did you realise that, according to your poll, there are more hermaphrodites than girls on UG?


My Compositions:
Roots (Prog Metal)
New Tuning (Prog Metal)
Sexy Riff (Pop Rock)
corrda00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
Aerynn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
It's all about the sound you want to get. If you have a fretless and a fretted, then take em both and switch whenever you feel the need. People won't really notice if all the songs were recorded with one bass and have a consistent bass tone. They WILL however, notice that the bass tone doesn't sound very good in a certain or song or could have been better suited to a different tone.

Try taking both basses to practice. If you think a song might sound better with no frets, try out your fretless and see how the feel changes. See which you like better before you get to studio and have an idea for which you will use. If you think it sounds better and the band agrees, then switch it up. If it's a problem switching live then try to find the best tone on your fretted, but the recording is set in stone. Don't settle for less then what you think is perfect for it.
Aerynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.