Bass lines

The previous week we didn’t manage to record ALL the guitar parts so last Friday Pascal came back and we finally nailed those last bits. Whew. It took us four days in total to record the guitars for this album. That’s one more day than I had thought beforehand, actually. Today I went in and recorded bass parts to four of the songs. I’m not a bassist, so most of the lines I play consist of ground notes of the guitar chords, but I do try to add something extra to these parts. Perhaps a bit of swing, if nothing else, haha. Anyway, it’s Q’s birthday and he had visitors coming over to celebrate so we quit early. Tomorrow we’ll be back for the remaining two songs and bass re-amping.

Here’s a list of the gear we use(d) for the recordings:

Drums: TAMA Starclassic Performer kit & Birch snare

Guitars: Ibanez RG 7-string for chords, leads and some clean picking, Gibson Les Paul standard for clean parts

Amps: ENGL Fireball + Peavey 5150 II for chords and leads, Orange AD140 for clean parts

Cabinet: Marshall cab loaded with Celestion V30’s

Guitar effects: Digitech HardWire RV7 for reverb, and some delay box but I forgot which. + PlusEBow.

Bass: Ibanez Soundgear 5-string

Bass amp + cab: Aguilar


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