#1
Just looking for any good metal songs for the bass. Solo's, riffs, whatever, what do you like to play?
#3
There's a sticky for just this....use it.
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#6
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The sticky isn't that good.

I'd recommend Necrophagist, Cynic, Atheist and Sadus.
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#7
The sticky is for bass in general. I don't want any Jaco, or marcus miller (i have no problem with them, i'm just not that good, lol) I'm just looking for METAL songs.
#9
Panic Attack by Dream Theater isnt too hard. Really fun though when played really well. Soul Of Black? by Testament (i think thats what its called) the intro bass solo is fun.
#10
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The sticky is for bass in general. I don't want any Jaco, or marcus miller (i have no problem with them, i'm just not that good, lol) I'm just looking for METAL songs.

There's quite a bit of Metal in there.


Cannibal Corpse has some good bass parts and their earlier material is in Eb so you don't have to down tune that much.

Metallica has some nice fills and such.

Black Sabbath has great basslines

I'm sure many Tech. Death Metal bands will be mentioned as well.
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#11
Try into the pit by testament, constant motion by dream theater and holy wars by megadeth if you want something that will keep you on your toes.
#12
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Try into the pit by testament, constant motion by dream theater and holy wars by megadeth if you want something that will keep you on your toes.

Into the Pit and Holy Wars are great songs as well. Early Testament and pretty much anything else with Steve DiGiorgio.
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#13
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Into the Pit and Holy Wars are great songs as well. Early Testament and pretty much anything else with Steve DiGiorgio.


He is awesome, but it's hard to achieve his tone.
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#15
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He is awesome, but it's hard to achieve his tone.

Doesn't he use a fretless? or is that the newer one?
#18
He's the reason I want a fretless.
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#19
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He's the reason I want a fretless.


Yeah, I love fretless basses in metal. Sean Malone does a fantastic job of that as well.

Honestly, I think sometimes fretless basses in fit in metal better than fretted. Especially when the player has long, dissonant glissandos, and things of that sort. Really allows for some different "textures" (pun intended ).
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Yeah, I love fretless basses in metal. Sean Malone does a fantastic job of that as well.

Honestly, I think sometimes fretless basses in fit in metal better than fretted. Especially when the player has long, dissonant glissandos, and things of that sort. Really allows for some different "textures" (pun intended ).

Reminds me of the Death song The Philosopher. I like to play Metal on my school's upright bass once I remember where all the frets would be....Tears up my fingers when I do slides though. Hopefully I'll be playing it next year since it's current player is graduating. That will give me some great practice for fretless bass playing.
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#21
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Reminds me of the Death song The Philosopher. I like to play Metal on my school's upright bass once I remember where all the frets would be....Tears up my fingers when I do slides though. Hopefully I'll be playing it next year since it's current player is graduating. That will give me some great practice for fretless bass playing.


Great song and great bassline. The quick little fills are a pain on the upright, though.

Are you going to join the orchestra? If so, get ready to learn bowing.

It's great help for fretless, though. Not to mention, your finger strength is going to increase a lot. I play it for school (longer than I've played electric, actually), and it makes bass guitar a breeze.
#22
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Yeah, I love fretless basses in metal. Sean Malone does a fantastic job of that as well.

Honestly, I think sometimes fretless basses in fit in metal better than fretted. Especially when the player has long, dissonant glissandos, and things of that sort. Really allows for some different "textures" (pun intended ).




That song is one of the reasons I want a fretless.
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#23
Metallica stuff... like orion, anesthia, seek and destroy... their live stuff's pretty sweet "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysy4_Sx3iew"
#24
Black Sabbath. Metallica. Megadeth- especially dave ellefson's stuff. Iron Maiden. Dragonforce - the valley of the damned has some nice basslines.
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#25
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Great song and great bassline. The quick little fills are a pain on the upright, though.

Are you going to join the orchestra? If so, get ready to learn bowing.

It's great help for fretless, though. Not to mention, your finger strength is going to increase a lot. I play it for school (longer than I've played electric, actually), and it makes bass guitar a breeze.

We don't have an orchestra. We're much too small, our bass is the only string the school owns. Our instrumental band is only 30 to 40 people. When in concert band the upright is bowed so I'll have to learn. If I get the hang of it I might even see if they have honor band or all district music for upright.
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