Interesting lesson on getting a good reggae bass sound
Nice. Here are the rules of reggae as I was taught them:
- Don’t ignore the D and G strings
- Every so often, drop the one to get everyone’s attention.
It’s nice to see something significantly more in-depth than that
Absolutely. I actually started searching for reggae bass techniques, because the late Gerry Lowe is one my favorite bassists.
He was a Jamaican immigrant to Toronto, who joined a band called Big Sugar and added some sweet reggae and rubbadub rhythms to a very northern rock ensemble. It was an awesome combo.
That’s tight. I’m at a point in my bass career where I’m always looking for opportunities to throw different bass sounds into music that wouldn’t normally use them. This is right up my alley. That off the wall guitar solo was a nice touch, too!