#1
Hi mangs.
I did a search but didn't find anything useful. Basically im looking for some basslines with arpeggio use in them (Think in the style of the bassline in Megadeth - five magics, though i don't mind if its a genre that isnt metal ). Its a bonus if it has a pedaltone running throughout it. I love those sorts of basslines

And just as a bonus question, would a fender mexican standard p-bass be any good for thrash metal? I know it's sort of a difficult question because bass tones are less defined for musical genres (or so it seems to me!). I ask because im currently on a yamaha rbx170 and one day i'll probably want to buy something better. At the moment the P-bass takes my fancy.
#2
The first thing that comes to mind is The Saddest Song by Streetlight Manifesto. It's probably not really the genre you're looking for though.
#3
Cheers man i don't mind what genre it is really cause it's all fun and experience
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#4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH2LTCf7x3k There's some pretty impressive arpeggios in there, although not in the context of a song.
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#5
Quite a lot of ska songs use arpegios.
"Beer" by Reel Big Fish or "One step beyond" by Madness for example
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#6
Anything by Black Sabbath. Geezer's playing style mostly revoles aroud using roots, fifths, octaves and the pentatonic scale.
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Quite a lot of ska songs use arpegios.
"Beer" by Reel Big Fish or "One step beyond" by Madness for example

i'd call beer more of a walking bassline because of it's feel

it's still an arpeggio but to me something like Hotel California is more of an arpeggio in the context TS is talking
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#9
Thank you all for your suggestions (you're all so nice here in the bass forum, in the electric guitar forum i would have been torn to shreds probably).

Unfortunately its 1 30 am and i still have lots of work to do, but i'll check it all out when i have the time. Cheers.
#10
Many Sublime songs revolve around the use of arpeggios. But as already mentioned, lots of ska basslines make the use of arpeggios.
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Many Sublime songs revolve around the use of arpeggios. But as already mentioned, lots of ska basslines make the use of arpeggios.



As do quite a bit of R & B and Motown/Stax. The first 10 bars or so of "Bernadette" are arpeggios (after the intro) for example.
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Nice and simple, 3 or 4 nice arpeggios in there

2 or 3 sections of Anesthesia (pulling teeth) have arpeggios in. (around 1 min in through to about 2 mins)

And a section of orion has arpeggios in. The start of the bass led bit after 3 mins 44 is pretty much all arpeggio based.

Solo backing in Californication has arpeggios.

Plug in baby's bassline is arpeggios.

Theres loads.
#15
Paper Tigers by Thrice has a pretty cool arpeggio bass run in the chorus. Eddie is a rather good bass player, check him out.
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Paper Tigers by Thrice has a pretty cool arpeggio bass run in the chorus. Eddie is a rather good bass player, check him out.

Half of his basslines are generic roots, the other half make me feel as if my wrist is gonna break

Stare At The Sun has a nice one too.
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If you're looking in the style of Megadeth:
"Souls of Black" by Testament


Hah funnily enough i already know that bass line yet totally forgot about it.
Thanks all for your suggestions
#20
pulling teethby metallica has some arpeggios in them
also, megadeth's song "crush em" has something sort of like that.
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And just as a bonus question, would a fender mexican standard p-bass be any good for thrash metal? I know it's sort of a difficult question because bass tones are less defined for musical genres (or so it seems to me!). I ask because im currently on a yamaha rbx170 and one day i'll probably want to buy something better. At the moment the P-bass takes my fancy.


Yeah a Fender Precision Bass would work. I use one and I play a bit of Thrash and Death Metal. Mine is also a Mexican Standard. Great Bass that can go anywhere but you should also check out the Jazz if possible.
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#22
sam_ofzo
I just bumped into this thread, and i know i'm waaay late to the party, but the song you suggested, Beer by Reel Big Fish was awesome. Just wanted to thank you for the great help.