liam wrote: This is after listening to the awesome Multitracks for SSOR.
Thank you for doing this for us!!!!!!
Some help with the bass though please...
I'd say that this bass was a mixture of takes.(as was loads of Brian solo's noticeably IWIA solo.....Fred does it for vocals too.....very common occurance.)
If you listen to the 1:03 part he is playing low G (3rd fret E string) in quavers and then the 'sort of' chromatic run up(G-D) is also audible. Unless he has octopus arms it would be impossible.....)
It's simpler than that, really. There's a main bass track, played with what sounds like fingers to my ears, that I'd imagine was one whole take for the whole song. But there are about 4 or 5 overdubs throughout, mostly flourishes at the end of verses/sections of the song, that are played with a pick, and mostly added over the main bass part, so that we hear two basses at once.
The part at 00:35 sounds like it could just about have been played 'live' by the one bass, but I don't think it was. The part at 01:03 is definitely the main 'rhythm' bass with the overdubbed chromatic run layered over it.
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