New Music made with only BASS

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    That Deep Sauce | To Murder A Machine

    I'm new around here, and don't know exactly what to expect, but i figured i'd show you fellow bass players some of the music i write using only bass guitars. Above is a three song EP entitled "that deep sauce". Each song was written and recorded on my warwick 6 string thumb, and they're all pretty "rock" oriented. Hopefully you'll dig that. Anywho, feel free to leave me some feedback. I do plan to make more of this stuff. (PS, if you can't tell, my style is heavily influenced by Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne. ) :hbang:
     
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    Nice! They're some really calming songs. Some real nice tones and effects too! I have had a similar idea, writing a song with only my 5 string bass, and a bunch of effects on my Line 6 POD HD500. I'm unsure what style my one would be though, I listen to anything :D . Besides the Warwick Thumb, what else did you use to make these songs (Amps, effects, etc.)?
     
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    I love that Warwick growl so much man sick stuff
     
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    Oh, and to livingTimmy, I DI the bass into an a presonus tube pre amp (i know, its a terrible piece of equipment haha, no need to tell me again.) then from there it goes into the mbox, and then into the computer, where i do literally ALL the effects, mixing, and mastering inside FL studio... (yeah, finally a musician who doesn't use FL to make dubstep haha)
     
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    Nice. I usually just plug in my bass directly into my Komplete Audio 6 and use free VSTs or the ones that come with Cubase. I find that I don't really like the bass amp sim on the HD500 too much (I sometimes even use the Vox AC30 amp sim for bass cos I think it sounds better :lol: ) . Would I need a preamp to make my tone a lot better and more powerful sounding? I've only really started learning about electronics and effects over the last year :p
     
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    Great stuff!
     
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    This is really good :yesway:
     
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    Thanks guys, really happy you guys are digging the jams!, and LivingTimmy, a preamp is only going to "warm up" your input signal. Its a very minute difference, but I feel it gives me more control over levels. They honestly don't change tone as much as you may think. Some will, but most don't in my experience.
     
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    Wow, what a fantastic musician and wonderful songs!
     
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    Ah cool. Might just use what I already have then and save money. Means I can spend more money on another bass :D .
     
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    ^ there ya go! haha, i'm trying to save up for a custom built 8 string hahaha (not the octave style either).
     
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    Thank you for the kind words! glad you like what you hear!
     
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    Requesting more sauce! :yesway:
     
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    ^ Just gave me an idea for the next albums name! hahahaha
     
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    Will the next album be all bass too? Cos its just too awesome :yesway: . Really shows the full potential of bass, not just as a backing instrument that most people see a bass as.

    Here's the all bass thing I'm doing, its a very metal song though. I'm thinking of ways to expand it into a full song, like some cleaner parts, solos, etc.

     
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    ^ nice man! i dig the crazy fast triplets. Is the distorted section bass as well? sounds like guitar to me, but then again, i've made a bass sound like a guitar several times. Yeah the new stuff i'm working is turning out really like,,, indie rock-ish i want to say? But i'm exploring different modes and such to make it really awkward sounding haha.
     
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    Everything that you hear (Besides the Drums of course :lol: ) is bass. I have made a few interesting patches that I could possibly add into the song too :D .
    Looking forward to your new stuff too!
     
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    Excellent music.
    Good, i want to encourage you to look into either ERB or restringing any normal bass with higher and looser strings, including plain strings. The electronics, mass, strength and scale of a bass makes an excellent foundation for ERG or guitar type tunings. There are of course string/fret spacing issues for some people but in all other ways a bass makes a better guitar than a guitar.
    Simply, because bass > guitar, bass can contain a guitar but a guitar cannot contain a bass.
    My 2 basses are restrung with baritone pitch type tunings at low tension and i play them like guitars, i have used strings as thin as .007 tuned up to the D# just below guitar top E. I am essentially a guitarist who doesn't like teh dimensions of a guitar.
     
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    ^i've tried the restringing thing. The 8 string will be tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G, C, F. I'll still effectively have alot of guitar range on that thing. haha.
     

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