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Old 07-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yet how can you kick butt if you cant hear it
it's not always about kicking butt though. what i said was not about not being heard but about not being noticed directly, tapping into the collective subconscious of your crowd and making them move to YOUR groove hahaha. it's like walking into a room with a loud fan running all the time and then turning it off after a few hours. you most definitely hear it, but you don't notice it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The bass definitely deserves more credit but I'll tell you why it doesn't receive it. There are a lot of amazing bassists out there who really utilize the instrument, BUT there are A LOT of bassists out there who stick with just very simple, 'background' bass lines that just fall back behind all the other instruments.
yeah, i agree to an extent, but it's not always because the player is unskilled or lazy, it's because the bass, like mr. dave said, is meant to keep the groove and support. there's many times a bassist can break out and make a song their own, but the way i see it, their primary goal is to keep the song going.

like i play bass for my band, and i understand that my place is to provide the bridge between guitar and drums. even so, i like to add my own touches of musicality into the mix. not to toot my own horn, but some of the songs we do would seem incomplete without me.

still (it sucks to say this, believe me), for the most part, bass isn't meant to be a lead instrument.
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isn't this one of the main reasons for this entire site?

what's next? a thread made specifically to banter about music?

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Old 07-07-2009, 06:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Guitars are louder because they are typically playing the melody, and get a wider range of sounds.
not necesarrily true considering 11 string basses and other messed up stuff
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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not necesarrily true considering 11 string basses and other messed up stuff
Bass players who get 11 string basses made, are making music for bass players to listen to.

Throw most of them into a normal band situation, and they'll either tone it down, or they'll ****ing ruin everything by going off on one showcasing themselves at the expense of the music.

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Old 07-11-2009, 04:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Bass players who get 11 string basses made, are making music for bass players to listen to.

Throw most of them into a normal band situation, and they'll either tone it down, or they'll ****ing ruin everything by going off on one showcasing themselves at the expense of the music.
Just like most guitarists you listen to are making music just for guitarists?
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Just like most guitarists you listen to are making music just for guitarists?
In which case, they're obviously doing it right, since I'm a guitarist, and I'm listening to it.


















Alongside all of the other hundreds of artists that I listen to who frequently have nothing whatsoever to do with guitars and who I still thoroughly enjoy.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I just got new earphones, and damn they're amazing.

I can actually hear the bass in AC/DC songs. o_O

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does anyone else think the bass should be cranked up a bit? and maybe the shrill felling of the guitar down? in my opinion theres too many guitarists and not enough bassists in the world. im not trying to put anyone down or bother them i just find that this is a good topic.
There's certainly greater diversity for bassists, there's a lot more genres that require bassists than genres that require guitarists.
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I just got new earphones, and damn they're amazing.

I can actually hear the bass in AC/DC songs. o_O



There's certainly greater diversity for bassists, there's a lot more genres that require bassists than genres that require guitarists.
Amen to that. The one thing that I do agree with the OP about is that modern music has become overly guitar-centric as a primary melodic instrument. I'm not knocking the guitar or the musicians who play it, but a little more diversity than ther is already in rock based genres would be nice. What was the last rock band that did well with the piano front and center, Ben Folds Five?
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Yeah, there's not enough rock bands these days that try to expand beyond the traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup.
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