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Old 03-04-2012, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: Bass guitar in heavy music

A lot of it depends on the band - and the bassist. When Cliff was in Metallica, he cut through nicely and had his own slice of the sonic pie. In comes Jason Newsted, the guys put his bass way low in the mix on his first record to screw with him. I would have walked if I were him, but you know.

Plenty of music out there where the bassist is doing just fine, and doing it without having to distort to far. I do agree, the tuned-down guitars make it hard to hear the bass, but so too does the fact that the guitars and bass are playing most things in unison.
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