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#1
probly not the right place but i wasnt sure where to put it

how would this effect the sound of a metal band? i play guitar and im working on getting a band going. i know alot of gutiarists but alot of the ppl ready and willing to start a band right now are bassists. not by design, but how would this change things? do you guys think its a good idea or bad one? im not sure if im going to actually let this happen but id like to know if anbody has tried anything even similar to this. never heard of anything like this before.

all suggestions welcome. try not to bash my idea to much

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#2
Just have one playing regular bass stuff, and the other playing on the G string all the time. Voila, practically a ryhthm guitarist...maybe.
#4
wow i thought this would be some kind of 2 girls 1 cup parody


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You can barely hear the bassist in metal, why would you need another?


its just convenient really. nothing more.
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My band has/had 2 bassists. One played root notes, the other did funky little fills.
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#7
I think that would make for a pretty cool sound. Not in a metal band though.

Two lead basses, harmonizing each other.

could it happen?
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I think that would make for a pretty cool sound. Not in a metal band though.

Two lead basses, harmonizing each other.

could it happen?

yeah, maybe for funk or something, but definitely not metal :S
#9
as long as they're playing different parts, and the eq is set so they're not stepping on each others' toes, it'd probably be pretty rockin. i've seen some indie/post-punk guys do it really well.
that said, i'm a bass player, so i'm all for as much low end as you can get.
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yeah, maybe for funk or something, but definitely not metal :S



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#11
Lead Bass FTW, there are many ways to do this

clean/slap, clean/synth. clean/fretless "mwa" Or any other combinations of these four styles....


..oh wait metal, well maybe you'll be able to almost hear the bass if they both play at regular metal bass levels. Shazam!
#12
just get them to play diff stuff
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#13
well there being only one guitarist (me) could make the bass parts more upfront so to say or more noticeable. if it makes a difference.
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I prefer two keyboardists and one guitarist.




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#19
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yeah, maybe for funk or something, but definitely not metal :S

well there is a genre called funk metal but I'm gonna bet that's not what he's going for. then again maybe traditional metal with some slap bass? i digress...

my opinion is if you have some willing bassists then just go for it and see if you can make it work. i think in general the more parts you can successfully harmonize, the better the overall sound would be.
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#21
it would be interesting. please try it, record it. put it up and let me listen.

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#22
Thats what gets you recognized, doing something different, if it works that is. Instead of trying generic metal with a doubled or harmonized bassline, give them seperate parts, maybe one higher and the other lower, like a lead and rhythm bass, along with the guitar, it would sound really cool.
#24
If one bass was a fuzzy techno-esque sound, it could make for some pretty cool business.

Experiment with contrasting the sonic character of the two basses, and maybe restrict the guitar to lead.
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#25
have one bassist play roots and fills on a neck pickup while fingering by the neck, have the other bassist doing melody on a bridge pickup while picking by the bridge.

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#26
uhmmm, has no one honestly suggested this yet??? different tunings!! my friend was gunna do that, but he just got a kick ass drummer instead
#27
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uhmmm, has no one honestly suggested this yet??? different tunings!! my friend was gunna do that, but he just got a kick ass drummer instead


Different tunings doesn't really work unless someone uses a high C. You may be in different tunings, but still end up playing the same register which will mud things up.
#28
Have one playing the higher registers and one for the lower registers.

Study the interaction between cello and bass. You can create some nice voiceleading here if you know what you're doing.

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#30
I know a metal band that's trying to do it. They will have a 6 string bass and a 4 string bass as well as at least one guitar as far as I know... frankly, most metal bands can't even use one bass player correctly, so I don't see many people being able to pull off that idea.
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#31
I think the jist of the thread is to try it, see how it sounds. I think it could sound cool, all though I am a fan of techno, dance, trance, and drum and bass music aside from my metal fascination so i like lots of bass.

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#32
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Study the interaction between cello and bass. You can create some nice voiceleading here if you know what you're doing.


+1

I was thinking about what would happen if this dude had one of the bassists buy some smaller strings and tuned up like a cello and became like electirc cello-guitar or something. THAT could be interesting.
#33
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+1

I was thinking about what would happen if this dude had one of the bassists buy some smaller strings and tuned up like a cello and became like electirc cello-guitar or something. THAT could be interesting.


There are piccolo basses that are tuned an octave higher than a normal bass (so same pitch as a guitar) but still with the bassy timbre.
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#39
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They're not a metal group.

you could still try, if it works for one genre, it can be tweaked just a bit and used for any other genre...

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Quote by RPGoof
yeah, maybe for funk or something, but definitely not metal :S


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for one quite a lot of highly technical highly talented bands have the bassist very audible and cutting through the mix.

and for two have you ever seen a decent bassist who is also a decent musician?.....you can do so much with two handed tapping the most people wouldnt even think of using in a metal situation.

i say go for it @ TS just make sure everyone knows how to harmonize and that one bassist can tap and it could turn out really really awesome you just gotta be clever with how you do it.
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