#1
I play bass and a friend of mine who is a drummer have been recording some music. I'm not really sure what genre it's got a funk/jazz feel a bit though. We haven't been able to find a guitarist and I know some basic guitar. So i've been thinking of just recording us playing the putting on a guitar track. The thing is I was wondering if any of you know any techniques that help to like feature the bass almost, that's not exactly the word I'm thinkink of but you should get the jist.

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong thread, it really could fit in quite a few
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#6
well you know how bass is almost always second to guitar, i wanna switch that around, is there anyway to do make that sound really well
#10
Let some chords ring out in a chord progression or play some funky chords while the drummer plays a beat.

It'll give you a lot of room to "solo."
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#11
here's some of our jams www.myspace.com/zeusselectricsmackdown

ok don't judge too hard they aren't great and all but like two of them we played for the first time and recorded the same day
also on I Feel Good the drummer is singing and we were just screwing around

we recorded just with a four track and a mic sitting in the middle of the room

the only one i've worked on a guitar part for is funktastic village and its sounding alright
#12
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Learn to play bass like Wooten or Claypool, they really do not need a guitar.


Claypool always sounds better with guitar. Primus will always be his best project.

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#13
After listening to some of your tracks, Ben is right--you probably need to get a decent rhythm guitarist in there and you'll be fine. Then you can make the bass the focal point as a solo instrument in the song.

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Claypool always sounds better with guitar.


Larry La Londe is really underrated as a guitarist, and if you ever try to do covers of Primus songs with a semi decent guitarist it becomes quickly apparent what he adds to the sound. Frankly there is a great balance in the Primus line up between bass, guitar and drums rather than one dominant instrument.
#15
try complex scale progressions. with heavy use of fuzz.

then add a jazzy vocalist, a sax, and a trumpet. avante garde? yes.

amazing? definitely.
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#16
yeah thats definetly a good idea, the thing is we just don't have anyone around
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Learn to play bass like Wooten or Claypool, they really do not need a guitar.


IMO Primus wouldn't be nearly as good without the guitarist, sure Les is an amazing player, but the other two are awesome musicians, I can't imagine how hard it would be to play in a band with someone who had Claypool's style...
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#19
If you can find a guitarist who fits in well with your stuff you guys would have something pretty sweet going on.
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IMO Primus wouldn't be nearly as good without the guitarist, sure Les is an amazing player, but the other two are awesome musicians, I can't imagine how hard it would be to play in a band with someone who had Claypool's style...

you wouldn't ever be bored. that's for sure.
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#21
yes but there's no one around who fits in thats why i'm trying to do some makeshift guitar playing
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yes but there's no one around who fits in thats why i'm trying to do some makeshift guitar playing


If it was just you throwing down some jazz chords down behind your playing on the mix it would sound great. By the way I liked Funktastic Village
#23
you can find them if you keep looking. but learn chords, practice soloing, get those scales down, and find a vocalist. you can't go too far with nothng but a rhythym section, even if you do melodic bass.
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#24
There's a 2-piece band, forgot name, whose guitarist uses bass pickups to have bass. But, seeing as this is the bass forum, you will all probably say that this is a disgrace to bass guitars .

Or just get a keyboardist and be like Emerson Lake & Palmer.
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