Guitar/Bass funk track - check out my Marcus M. chops ;)

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  1. marinblues

    marinblues Member

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    OK, I've been officially playing the bass since Wednesday. I've strummed it before, but I've never had a good bass like this to play. Having listened to Marcus Miller a lot over the year certain things came naturally. I've still got a LOT of work to do, but so far I'm pleased with this bass:

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/marinblues_music.htm

    Track "Highway"

    Of course, I play the guitar as well! :)

    thanks for listening.


    Marin

    P.S. I was dancing while recording :D
     
  2. Ed DeGenaro

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    That was wayyyy cool...dawg!
     
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    Great stuff! Groovy as hell!
     
  4. journo

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    Hi Marin,

    I've been doing some cheating on the bass but I'm still looking for the kind of bass sound you have on this recording.
    Please tell me all about it.
    What bass?
    What amp?
    How did you record it?

    Thanks!

    Mats N
     
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    If you really expect me to listen to your bass playing, you're gonna have to cut way back on those wicked blues guitar licks. j/k ;)

    Awesome all around!
     
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    Very Cool Marin. Is there anything you can't play? :AOK

    Is that your own BT? Nice groove.
     
  7. marinblues

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    Thanks Ed. I'm glad you liked it!:)
     
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    Myron, thanks!


    M.
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. My drum machine does some decent bass (it's always "on time"!) but it lacks that "human" touch. Also the sound of a real bass is MUCH better and offers variety in terms of dynamics, licks, fill ins, etc.

    I am using my Victor Bailey Jazz Bass http://www.marinblues.it/jbass/ which is essentially a Koa/Rosewood/Mahogany Jazz Bass with active electronics. I'm recording throught the Boss amp-sim which has bass amp sims as well. The bass is really versatile and I recommend the Jazz Bass in any case since it has that sound, vibe and groove which is characteristic of the music we all like here.

    I was undecided between a 4 or 5 string bass, but I noticed that 5 strings are a bit "tighter" and lack that 60/70s feel and mojo which I like. Also, I watched Jaco's "Modern Electric Bass" video and I concluded that a 4 string is more than enough. ;)

    The main difference for me is that, whilst before, as a guitarist, I was played ON TOP OF the rhythm section, with the bass I AM the rhythm section. This IMHO implies a different approach to the instrument (timing, melody, ecc). Also, I am getting used to using 2 fingers on my right hand, especially since one of them was injured a few years back and I never regained full control.

    Also, the strings are big compared to the guitar and each one plays with a different volume, hence some control is required.

    All in all, a very fun instruments which (I hope) will help me fill in my backing tracks a bit better. I'll try learning some slap stuff as well.

    thanks

    Marin
     
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    On the long run, I hope to make some decent bass backing so you guys can lay your exquisite lines on top. ;)

    thanks Norm.

    Marin
     
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    Oh, I am hopeless at drums....too many limbs moving all at once. :D

    Yes, I did the backing (bass+guitar). The drums are a rhythm machine,


    thanks,

    MArin
     
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    Hi Marin,

    Thanks for the info.
    I myself use an old JV-series Squier Jazz Bass from the mid-80's and while it's an OK instrument I feel it's very much lacking in the elctronics dept.

    Cheers,

    Mats N


     
  13. Red Ant

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    Nice funky blues track!!! Great playing over it too! :)

    Backing track, please ;)
     
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    Man that drum track is GROOVING! I havea to resist the urge to shake booty! That bass sounds pretty phat too, I can hear the Marcus Miller influences :D
     
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    :D Smoking as said in another forum!
    And thanks for the cool backer Marin.
    Hmm maybe I should get that Boss thingy...send tracks to you to play bass on;)
    Great stuff for sure.
     
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    Hi Red Ant,

    Cool take!
    I'll try to cop a few licks later.

    Cheers,

    Mats N

     
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    Anton, that was excellent! :cool: Really.

    Did you play the piano?

    could you repost the backing with the piano by any chance?

    thanks :)

    Marin
     

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