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Number of strings on basses

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Torenstain, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Netheral

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    just remember it's mikael who writes the whole bass lines.
    Besides.....why did they actually kick Johan ?
     
  2. Netheral

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    or you buy a stick and kick all the rest of the band*g
     
  3. estimate

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    Who plays all that stuff note for note live?
     
  4. TheFourthHorseman

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    Did you mean that he wrote them? I mean, he doesn't write them these days does he?
    I think Johan's musical interests were somewhere else than where Opeth was going. You can read it straight from Mikael in the biography though.
     
  5. Post_Scriptum

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    Yes he writes them, in the documentary on the dvd he shows how to play some part to Martin M
     
  6. Ermz

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    He writes them, however in Orchid he was more lax. Johan did alot of his own bass lines.
     
  7. TheFourthHorseman

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    That sounds stupid.
     
  8. KevyCanavan

    KevyCanavan Jaaaaaaaam

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    mikael was showing hium a riff on the documentory, i seriously doubt he writes mendez's bass lines. If so what is the point of him being there at all? i swear sometimes ppl on this board say stuff cause it sounds good. and BTW martin is not fluent at the bass line on advent according to anytime i have seen him play it. sorry. hes good but it takes a bass player of a different calibur to execute property on a fretless. The Johan's intonation was perfect. tone amazing. give him his due please
     
  9. StillLife

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    i think he was more like a session player
     
  10. Thorns of Sorrow

    Thorns of Sorrow My pic is squished

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    Johan only played live for Opeth. All bass lines on Morningrise were written and recorded by Akerfeldt, this is common knowledge folks.
     
  11. The Moor

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    to my knowledge, mayh bass tracks were played by mikael on a fretless. i wasn't aware mikael played and wrote the bass for morningrise, where exactly would find information on this? i've read the sites info and it doesn't say that.
     
  12. The Moor

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    on the subject of bass, peter originaly joined opeth as a bassist. mikael said this in an interview.
     
  13. The Moor

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    "We recorded Orchid in 1994 with Johan as a session bassplayer"
    http://opeth.com/biography/chapter3.html
     
  14. The Poona of Peshwa

    The Poona of Peshwa Blood Glutton

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    Pwned.
    By the way I'm so fvkin kvlt that I only have one string on my bass. And it's the fuckin d string.
     
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    No. Period. Listen to the parts at 2:50 and 4:04, and if you think those are played on the second fret of the a string, you're tone deaf. Unless he used an octave pedal.

    Also, I have a bootleg video of them playing that song live with the old lineup, and it's very clear from the video that he's hitting low B's in those parts.

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    IN ADDITION: another blatantly obvious part is at like 5:55...he goes lower than E. If you listen/see opeth live now, Mendez plays the e, then plays that D up an octave.
     
  16. TheFourthHorseman

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    I thought of this too. I know Mikael writes all the basics for the songs but writing another member's parts? Sounds very weird...
     
  17. jazzhead

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    Man, what is the tuning on that beast? Jonas Hellborg has a 10 string bass that looks like a lute there's so many damn strings on it!

    Basses (and all musical instruments) are merely tools. You use whatever tool you need to do the job at hand.
     

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