Ibanez 800RB Roadstar
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer
Mackie mixing board
This track is a one take recording, which means that all the bass you hear is
going down at once, "live in the studio" by using major, minor, altered,
partial and chromatic chords played over open root notes for the main melody
and major scales played over open strings for the middle 'solo' section.
In this sample, you will hear a brief two finger tapping/hammer-pull off to a major chord on both the D and
G strings at about :29 seconds and again at about 1:03.
Ringing harmonic chords played on the D and G strings at :25 and again at :57.
And a staccato, ascending double stop major scale in the middle solo section
which is done by playing the scale tones simultaneously with the open A
There is a free time 'feel' solo at the begining of this piece and also a
tapped harmonic chord phrase at the end, neither of which you will hear in
this brief excerpt.
This piece was done with a standard E A D G tuning.
I recorded through a BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer then into a Mackie board using
my Ibanez 800RB Roadstar with boiled strings. All effects (reverb, chorus and
delay) were added later in the mixdown using Cakewalk and Sonic Foundry.