#1
alright so i have a problem. i cant find a bassest in my school who isnt a complete tool. i have 2 guitarists, myself (intermediate) and another guy ( novice-intermediate)
my idea is to drop him down a whole step and have him play similar to the bass part. tell me your what you think
#3
^ i think dropping him a step wont do anything other than make it sound awful. why not just have him play bass.
#4
he isnt going to buy a new bass just for this, he would be playing this
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#5
so it would be just slightly diffrent from the guitar part, but an octave lower
#6
well it depends on what your playing. if your punk like green day,rancid, or any punk band like them then it is escential to have a bassist so switch 1 of your guitarist over(you can live with 1 guitar) but if it is metal or alternative or pop or something were you have to have different guitar parts (harmonies) or were you can live without it then go for 2 guitars because it will be alot better than trying to cut harmonies and stuff
#7
Quote by xorg3
so it would be just slightly diffrent from the guitar part, but an octave lower

A whole step down would be two semitones, not an octave. Although a constant major second harmony would sound beautiful...
Quote by Metalfreak777
Dude if i were you i'd look more at bands like Dragonforce, Dragonland, Dream Theatre and Power Quest, most of their songs are either in E major, A major, C major or D majhor

#8
Find a piano player and have him/her play bass synth

Find a tuba or a bass trombone or a contrabass or a baritone sax player and have him/her play the bass parts (sounds suprisingly good, trust me)

Get FL-Studio and use samples.

Buy an octave pedal (find a cheap one for under 100).

Raid one of the tools garages for their bass.

So many options are open to you. Pick one and continue.
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#9
forgot to mention, the song is parinoid, so with a few tweaks, it would work
#10
Quote by xorg3
forgot to mention, the song is parinoid, so with a few tweaks, it would work
I've just had a feeling that a trombone would sound so sexy in that song.
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#11
Quote by demonofthenight
Buy an octave pedal (find a cheap one for under 100)


WARNING: Octave pedals sound bogus (even the Digitech Whammy sounds pretty gross)

PROTIP: Find a **** bassist and borrow their bass

Quote by demonofthenight
I've just had a feeling that a trombone would sound so sexy in that song.


A big band jazz version maybe?
#12
Quote by Roast Beef
A big band jazz version maybe?
Because brass and woodwind instruments only sound good in big bands?

Seriously, lrn to ska

You can usually pick out even metal riffs/solos that would sound good on another instrument. I reckon crazy train sounds awesome on a tenor or baritone sax.
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#13
Quote by demonofthenight
Because brass and woodwind instruments only sound good in big bands?


That's not what I said. Take a deep breath and read my post again
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Quote by Roast Beef
That's not what I said. Take a deep breath and read my post again
Peace man, I wasn't arguing. Not this time.
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