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Old 12-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Djent on BASS

I need suggestions, whats some good djent to start off with? Beginner level stuff.


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Old 12-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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What was that one.... that starts by hitting a brick wall at 120mph without a seatbelt? That'd be my suggestion.

You will never be a djentleman.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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What was that one.... that starts by hitting a brick wall at 120mph without a seatbelt? That'd be my suggestion.

You will never be a djentleman.


...? What the hell is your problem?
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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...? What the hell is your problem?


Honestly, nothing. I realize that was a dick reply but I was just saying what was in my head at the moment.

As a more sincere reply, I don't know if there is any magic to Djent on bass... isn't it just low tunings? I know how its done on guitar, but for bass I think its simply low tunings, probably done with a pick for the attack you gain with it. Have you turned to the Tube of You for insight?
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Honestly, nothing. I realize that was a dick reply but I was just saying what was in my head at the moment.

As a more sincere reply, I don't know if there is any magic to Djent on bass... isn't it just low tunings? I know how its done on guitar, but for bass I think its simply low tunings, probably done with a pick for the attack you gain with it. Have you turned to the Tube of You for insight?


1. Djent is a lot more than just low tunings.

2. He's not asking how to 'do' djent on bass. He's asking for song recommendations.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, it's really not just "Low tunings"...
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #7
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Djent is a low tuning of a single string, others are irrelevant.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
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That guy is terrible....






... at NOT playing good.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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Yeah, it's really not just "Low tunings"...


After viewing that video.... djent is exactly what I stated. at least for bass. For guitar I know it involves muting the strings massively.

As for specific songs, I couldn't name one. I don't listen to djent.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #10
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This is about as beginner as you're going to get in terms of djent that I can think of, definitely a great place to start.

If you haven't heard this song before, it gets to the proper djent after a couple of minutes.

Textures have a couple of other balledesque djent songs, like Reaching Home, but I couldn't tell you how they are on the bass as I haven't tried those
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #11
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From my uneducated view on Djent (I am starting to dig it a little, thanks to this post) It seems like a 5 string bass would be ideal for it, with the lowered tuning and all.
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moving along from the nolly bass vid, he posted a live set up video recently, a part of it that stood out to me was the use of a compressor. IIRC, he had the wet signal boosted to a level that would normally be plenty audible and the attack set as slow as possible to give the notes a pop to really make them stand out.
slightly off topic, nolly is the only reason i would ever listen to/watch periphery. love what he does.
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I have heard many references to this "Djent" style, but alas; my increasingly gray hair probably prevents me from understanding exactly what it is. If people here do not have suggestions for specific songs; then perhaps another forum might? Or, you could search for a "Djent" forum on Google or some such engine. I am sure that there are great fans of this stuff that can point you in the right direction.

Good luck! You will find what you are looking for.
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As for specific songs, I couldn't name one. I don't listen to djent.


If you don't even listen to the genre stated in the thread title then what on earth are you doing in the thread!? Oh wait, to talk shit about it. Get out and take your idiotic statements to the Pit.

EDIT: Missed that mod post, never mind.

OT, if you are willing to adjust tunings Jetpacks by Periphery is definitely one of their easier ones, as is The Gods Must Be Crazy.

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #16
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I'm pretty aware of what the djent difference is on a guitar -- what are we looking at for bass, though?

There would seem to be little point in tuning a bass further down, given that most bass cabinets won't reproduce the lowest fundamentals on some four-string basses, much less a standard-tuned five. Not only that, but with the guitars downtuning perilously close to bass territory, where do you plan for the bass to sit in the mix? Pick or fingers?

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I'm pretty aware of what the djent difference is on a guitar -- what are we looking at for bass, though?

There would seem to be little point in tuning a bass further down, given that most bass cabinets won't reproduce the lowest fundamentals on some four-string basses, much less a standard-tuned five. Not only that, but with the guitars downtuning perilously close to bass territory, where do you plan for the bass to sit in the mix? Pick or fingers?


Maybe thats why the new after the burial album sounds like an ass.
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... at NOT playing good.

Curious as to why you'd think that. When I watch that video, all I see a skilled player nailing an impressive bassline. I'd love to be able to write lines like that.
Not really my kind of genre but I dig the video.
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Curious as to why you'd think that. When I watch that video, all I see a skilled player nailing an impressive bassline. I'd love to be able to write lines like that.
Not really my kind of genre but I dig the video.


You really need to reread the post you just replied to...
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You really need to reread the post you just replied to...

...goddamn haha
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