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Offline phbrown

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bass or tuba?
« on: March 11, 2010, 10:44:03 AM »
I was just listening to "Bye and Bye" by the Georgia Mass Choir and the bass line made me think of a tuba.

Has anyone else noticed bass guitars sounding more like a tuba?

Or is there no similarity beside they are just playing the low notes?

The following is a link to a jazz tuba player.
http://www.bobstewartuba.com/

Offline floaded27

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Re: bass or tuba?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 10:54:13 AM »
I was just listening to "Bye and Bye" by the Georgia Mass Choir and the bass line made me think of a tuba.

Has anyone else noticed bass guitars sounding more like a tuba?

Or is there no similarity beside they are just playing the low notes?

The following is a link to a jazz tuba player.
http://www.bobstewartuba.com/



in my opinion and observation tuba is the low end of the brass section. it has that bottom and a lot of fatness, but in some songs its played in the context of a brass instrument (part of the horn section) so it doesnt quite replace the bass. however i've heard a few songs (actually created a few tracks myself) where that tuba is playing what would amount to a bass line and it holds it down just fine (once again, in MY opinion)
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Re: bass or tuba?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 12:04:05 PM »
I would see this thread headed back to work.  I'll get back to you later.  I love Bob Stewart.  Howard Johnson was a big influence on me growing up (no not the hotel, the jazz tuba player). 
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