Happy Song for bass!




I finally had some spare time to make you a full score of Happy Song’s bass lines! I made both, notation and tabulatures and you can download them in the end of this post! I chose Happy Song because it has all the basic punk-bass habits going on in there… really fast syncopated picking, some melodic lines and holding the bottom of the song. This might be my favorite bass track I have recorded in years and I really wanted to share it with you all! […] Read more!

Recording bass



Yesterday we were recording basses for new song we are making at the moment. Last time we recorded bass Tom really liked the sound of my ESP Amaze Deluxe 5-string bass, so it was no brainer that I took it with me this time also! Here’s a little bit about the gear we used when we recorded the bass!


ESP Amaze 5-string in Black Turquoise color!

I don’t usually use 5-string basses with Madcraft, but this one has really nice sound when recording. […] Read more!

Bass sounds!

More bass-related stuff? Hell yeah!



So, here we go again! I would like to talk about some great bass sounds on punk/pop music. Last time I talked about basses and now I will make you listen to them!


1. Mark Hoppus / Blink 182

Surprise? I think Mark’s sound is one of the most iconic pop/punk sounds out there. Really bright and clear sound that sticks out from the bands mix really easily. Notice also how Mark plays chords almost all the time just to support the bands overall sound. […] Read more!



Jokunen ihminen on uskaultunut kyselemään mun ESP-bassoista joten ajattelin kirjoittaa niistä hieman tänne. Meikä rakastaa soittimia, varsinkin hyviä sellaisia joten niistä on erittäin mukava aina jutella!

Tässäpä olisi mun ESP-“perhe”:

Vasemmalta oikealle:
ESP Vintage 4 (Speksit täältä!)
Tän basson voit nähdä yleensä aina MC:n keikoilla.  Precision mikki ja vaahtera otelauta plekulla komennettuna huokuvat Pop-Punkkia! Tuunattu Chiquita tarralla ja Jesse-tekstillä.
ESP Custom Vintage 5
Ostin tämän pois Apulannan basistilta. Käytännössa täysin sama laite kuin edellinen, mutta 5-kielinen. […] Read more!