#1
I have no clue what they are but I hear people talking about them alot.

Also could someone give me some songs and the exact time during the song when the "bassdrop" happens? Thank you.
#2
They are amazingness.
For an example, listen to "Hands of a Killer" by Suicide Silence.
A bass drop occurs at 0:34.
It is where the bass seems to swell and then go down.
If you are on a laptop, it's hard to hear though because of the smaller speakers.
#6
Quote by JTruex
They are amazingness.
For an example, listen to "Hands of a Killer" by Suicide Silence.
A bass drop occurs at 0:34.
It is where the bass seems to swell and then go down.
If you are on a laptop, it's hard to hear though because of the smaller speakers.


uh no bro, the bassist just does a slide there, that is not a "bass drop"
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#7
Quote by spikeman27
uh no bro, the bassist just does a slide there, that is not a "bass drop"


Actually "bro", it is a bass drop, because the bass is starting at a higher point, then he slides up the neck, to make the sound DROP to a deeper sound. This is coming from a bassist. Don't argue.
#8
All I'm getting out of the Suicide Silence is a slide on bass, and the ADTR song have an "incredibly low note," it just had a breakdown. I can't help but feel somethings not right here...
#9
Quote by Macabre_Turtle
All I'm getting out of the Suicide Silence is a slide on bass, and the ADTR song have an "incredibly low note," it just had a breakdown. I can't help but feel somethings not right here...


You're hearing it on both. Another bass drop can be before a breakdown, a huge "BOOM" of the bass happens. Ya know the one that shakes your speaker system? haha
#11
I'm still really not hearing anything special in any of the three posted songs. All that's happening is they play really low chug riffs. Like the vast majority of metal or hardcore.
Does it have more to do with the mixing or eq than with what's actually being played?
Maybe I'll hear what's supposed to be happening when I'm not on the laptop. I have Suicide Silence in my car.

It was described as shaking your system. 1:22-1:23 of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxGJbmmGDRY makes some **** shake when I play it in my car... Does that count as one?
#12
I always called them bass booms because they kind of sound like BOOM!

For some reason I can't find any examples, I'll keep looking. After The Burial does them live though, sounds heavy as ****.

You can hear one a bit in this video, around 0:32.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZCHgUzQCdI
Last edited by adtthosa at Mar 27, 2009,
#14
JTruex is wrong, this has been discussed before. Take a gander at this thread: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=681368&highlight=bass+boom
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