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#1
I love bass. I also love destroying the dignity of one by using a bunch of distortion, a pick, and making it just as loud as the guitar. Anyone else like doing this? Or am I just weird...........
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#2
I don't. LOL

But I just have three words for you if you honestly think you are destroying the dignity of a bass by playing it like a guitar; Cliff "LEGEND" Burton
#3
Yea Cliff Burton FTW. And you always don't have to use a pick. A lot of bassists do it because they started on guitar.
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#4
It's fun to do some times - i love rolling up the OD, picking up a plectrum and bashing out some power chords every now and again. Not to mention the fun you get with chords on a bass (especially when you have shiny new un-muddied strings )
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I don't. LOL

But I just have three words for you if you honestly think you are destroying the dignity of a bass by playing it like a guitar; Cliff "LEGEND" Burton


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#7
Sometimes I play it like a rhythm guitar. Sometimes I play it like something besides a guitar (have you listened to much post rock? Technically I'm playing like a guitar, but then again it isn't even like a guitar)
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#9
I Use a Pick and Like to use Bass as Prominent as a Guitar, But Thats just Me. Oh and now and again light distortion.. Or Flanger (L)

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#10
Tool did it better than Metallica at that.

you know what I say is true.

(ok, it is just opinion)

but listen to both. they do it well.

Jaco Pastorius was another good one- he tried to sound like a horn player though. it worked.
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#11
Usually I play it like a bass, but sometimes I add a little distortion to fill in the noise while the guitarist solos if there's only me, a guitarist, and a drummer.

Oh, and Cliff Burton FTW
#12
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I love bass. I also love destroying the dignity of one by using a bunch of distortion, a pick, and making it just as loud as the guitar. Anyone else like doing this? Or am I just weird...........

Me, well except pick part. When i use pick i cant feel strings and that is a bad thing for me.
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#15
nothing is wrong with distortion or picks lol, also Cliff is so overrated (not to be confused with bad.)
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Yea Cliff Burton FTW. And you always don't have to use a pick. A lot of bassists do it because they started on guitar.

I switched a few years ago and played with my fingers until I tried using a pick and it sort of grew on me.. I hate distorted bass though, it just melts into the guitar sound.
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#17
when i first started yeah, mostly cause of the lack of rhythm guitar and i didnt really know anything besides root noting in 8ths. I wanted to sound like a guitarist
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#18
when i screw around on my bass ill play cords. actually power cords can be cool!! but i pick it w/ my thumb. picks suck
#19
Lot's of bassists HAVE to use picks, because of the type of music they play. You wouldn't catch Tom Araya or Ian Hill playing without a pick.
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Lot's of bassists HAVE to use picks, because of the type of music they play. You wouldn't catch Tom Araya or Ian Hill playing without a pick.


Right... so everything before South of Heaven, where Araya was playing fingerstyle doesn't exist? Oh, and Ian Hill also plays fingerstyle on ocassion.

So... yeah... if you're going to say something, at least make it educated, capisce? All types of music have both pick and fingerstyle players- the technique is NOT dictated by the genre or speed.
#22
When I get bored, I turn up the distortion and play powerchords down the neck. It's fun
#23
Quote by C0_0kie
Me, well except pick part. When i use pick i cant feel strings and that is a bad thing for me.

That's what I thought at first; I never liked picks until I used Fender mediums. They give a slight bend so you can feel the strings, but not enough to get in the way. Now, I almost never fingerpick.
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Right... so everything before South of Heaven, where Araya was playing fingerstyle doesn't exist? Oh, and Ian Hill also plays fingerstyle on ocassion.

So... yeah... if you're going to say something, at least make it educated, capisce? All types of music have both pick and fingerstyle players- the technique is NOT dictated by the genre or speed.

Personally, I think every bassist should be comfortable and fluent with both picking and fingerpicking. Different songs will require different styles, so it's good to be able to match the style that works best for a song.
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Personally, I think every bassist should be comfortable and fluent with both picking and fingerpicking.

As do I. It demonstrates technical proficiency and shows that you can adapt to suit different styles, and can achieve a wide range of sounds.
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#25
Cliff FTL. Just kidding, when I first started playing, I didn't get the hang of it as fast and I wanted to, so I pretty much played no different than guitar, including power chords and tremolo picking, but that was just a phase.
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Right... so everything before South of Heaven, where Araya was playing fingerstyle doesn't exist? Oh, and Ian Hill also plays fingerstyle on ocassion.

So... yeah... if you're going to say something, at least make it educated, capisce? All types of music have both pick and fingerstyle players- the technique is NOT dictated by the genre or speed.

And.. Well I'd say Metallica are in the same court as Slayer and Judas Priest, and Rob pretty much exclusively uses fingers.
#28
Well this a bit of a grey area for me. I never liked bieng lumped together with guitarists, which is a big reason I never use picks even though i play metal, But on the other end I do play very loud and love to shred.
#29
Well i like to play my bass loud,distorted, hung low and with a pick but for me i dont want play it like a guitar because if i want that then i'll play my guitar-for me music is all about the song and the mood i am trying to set...
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#30
I don't use a pick, but I'm quite fond of a dark, synthy distortion every now and then.
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#31
I can play a bass solo to a song exactley like a guitar solo but my friends won't consider me to play solos. If I was just one damn octave higher.
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Well i like to play my bass loud,distorted, hung low and with a pick but for me i dont want play it like a guitar because if i want that then i'll play my guitar-for me music is all about the song and the mood i am trying to set...


That's exactly my approach aswell!
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#33
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I can play a bass solo to a song exactley like a guitar solo but my friends won't consider me to play solos. If I was just one damn octave higher.


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I play hard, like death metal hard, and that ODs my amp, but I make myself heard with fills and stuff.

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#34
Quote by m4l666
I play hard, like death metal hard



Wow. That's pretty hard.


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I play hard, like death metal hard

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I play hard, like death metal hard

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#36
I like to play my bass without distortion and without a pick. Just loud
I prefer it that way.

But when i'm writing a new song, because I write mostly ska/punk, i'll try out ska rhythms just to see how it sounds.
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Quote by m4l666
I play hard, like death metal hard

#38
I dont get why people say "ska rhythms." Or "jazz rhythms." A rhythm is not exclusive to one genre. You could argue that if were talking latin rhythms (samba, clave, etc) but not really for any other rhythms
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I dont get why people say "ska rhythms." Or "jazz rhythms." A rhythm is not exclusive to one genre. You could argue that if were talking latin rhythms (samba, clave, etc) but not really for any other rhythms


Actually, there is ska rhythm, and is most recognisable in rocksteady ska, with guitars strumming on beats 2 and 4, and bass on 1 and 3. Other ska rhythms accentuate the upbeat. You then have ska which has more of a mento quality, following a 3+2+2 pattern, accentuating the final beat in each bar, like a rhumba. Additionally, a lot of 12 bar blues comes into ska, also accentuating the upbeats, or still has a large mento aspect. Eventually, the offbeats became more syncopated and sometimes staccatoed. To say there isn't a ska rhythm isn't true. Calypso also plays a large part, and there is certainly claypso rhythms and progressions, which are basically half time bossa nova rhythms and progressions IIRC.
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Actually, there is ska rhythm, and is most recognisable in rocksteady ska, with guitars strumming on beats 2 and 4, and bass on 1 and 3. Other ska rhythms accentuate the upbeat. You then have ska which has more of a mento quality, following a 3+2+2 pattern, accentuating the final beat in each bar, like a rhumba. Additionally, a lot of 12 bar blues comes into ska, also accentuating the upbeats, or still has a large mento aspect. Eventually, the offbeats became more syncopated and sometimes staccatoed. To say there isn't a ska rhythm isn't true. Calypso also plays a large part, and there is certainly claypso rhythms and progressions, which are basically half time bossa nova rhythms and progressions IIRC.


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