#1
What if bass were the ones playing the teeth grinding solos and melodies while the guitar plays the rythm and beat and does the bass' job for the whole song? How odd would that sound? Is there such as an example?
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#2
I actually think that would be cool...
Mainly because I play bass, and would really love to hear a "lead" bass once in a while.
#4
Umm... yeah.... Primus.
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#6
Primus is a bad example, cause the guitar is more of an ambient/solo instrument. The drums just step way up on the beat keeping, really.
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#7
a lot of red hot chili peppers, sublime, and cream songs do just this
#8
This is common in any band with a half decent band. It just doesn't usually last for the whole song because, well, the guitar doesn't do the basses "job" as well as the bass does.
#10
Funk music. Look into it.
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#11
Tool.
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#13
Ever listen to Motown!?

A guy who mastered this was James Jamerson. He made his living for 30 years and revolutionized the music industry "nobody has played on more #1 hits than him, and I mean nobody". Here are a couple examples... he could hold down a rock solid groove, and harmonize with the rest of the band and also play a counter melody to guys like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Here are a few of his more well know bass lines, Listen and take notes


Aint nothing like the real thing - Marvin Gaye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAs-6MiqxE

For once in my life - Stevie Wonder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bAliqnJMGI

Dear Darling - Jackson 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND-iW51idC0

I'm gonna make you love me - The Temps/The Supremes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI844RAJo58
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What if bass were the ones playing the teeth grinding solos and melodies while the guitar plays the rythm and beat and does the bass' job for the whole song? How odd would that sound? Is there such as an example?



stanley clark would be a good start...
#16
Vicarious by Tool has a cool bass solo.
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#17
Same goes with Schism, The Pot and The Grudge (to a lesser extent)
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+1, I totally agree. Geezer is my favorite bassist for a reason.