Where'd the Bass Go?

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    Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Cjanz on Fri May 23, 2008 5:09 pm

    Lately, all I hear is guitars with too much treble. Where's that low, bass sound? Personally, I feel that too many bands are excluding bass from the ensemble by completely overdubbing it with guitar. I mean, even if you want to have the guitars balanced over the bass some, at least give the bassist some time to shine. Cut the guitars, and let him/her throw a great bass line in. I don't know, I mean, it's another reason I've turned almost completely to Death Metal, which still incorporates bass to great extents.

    It bothers me that good bass bands are hard to find though. Thoughts?


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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Jake000 on Fri May 23, 2008 5:20 pm

    Yeah I find the fact that the bass is getting overshadowed now to be dissapointing. I mean their a still rock bands like Primus and RHCP that the bass is a large part of the sound but Death Metal is really the only genre to feature the bass prominantly.
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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Cjanz on Fri May 23, 2008 5:23 pm

    Well, there are plenty of other Metal genres with great bass, I just notice it the most in Death Metal.

    But yeah, there are certain Rock bands that stay true and keep bass alive, but they are outnumbered by those who don't.


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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Lackthereof on Sun May 25, 2008 4:59 pm

    To tell you the truth, there aren't many good bassists out there anymore, (not to insult my people. Just to state a fact.)
    Rammstein has a few bass lines, most of which are rather simple, but still has it as a driving force to many of their songs. Primus has amazing bass lines, I learned one of theirs because a friend made me. But bass can be replaced by a rhythm guitar. I mean, people right now really do like the entire light, happy, and high, thing. Therefore, we replace good music, for popular music. How I hate the influence of popular society.
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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Cjanz on Sun May 25, 2008 5:01 pm

    The reason there aren't many good bassists anymore is the effect the mainstream bands have had on society. Bass is becoming obsolete because of popular influence, not lack of desire.


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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Spishnittlestick on Sun May 25, 2008 6:12 pm

    On occasion, there are some really good bass grooves in music, and it's like "Hey, this sounds good!" I noticed this with Womb Disease by Bury Your Dead, check it out!
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    Re: Where'd the Bass Go?

    Post by Cjanz on Sun May 25, 2008 6:13 pm

    I love when bands showcase the bass, and let it have a moment to shine.


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