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Arda Algan: All Bass Human Nature

Arda Algan is one industrious bassist. Exhibit A is his all-bass cover of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”.

Using four different basses and countless tracks, Arda puts together what he says is just an attempt for “a pure bass song”.

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And if you really want to know the full details, Arda shared the bass line up with us:

The Main Solo Bass (sitting on the left):

  • Made in 2007 by Erkan Sızarlar.
  • Ash / mahogany body with flamed maple and quilted mahogany top
  • Maple / wenge / ash / wenge / maple 5 piece neck
  • Ebony fingerboard 34″ scale
  • Nordstrand DC5 pickups
  • Aguilar obp3 preamp
  • D’Addario Nickel Wound .45 strings loaded

The Fretless (sitting on the right):

  • Made in 2008
  • Alder body with flamed maple and ebony top
  • Ash / wenge 5 piece neck
  • Ebony fingerboard 34″ scale
  • Nordstrand bigsplit pickups
  • Hipshot hardware (brass bridge)
  • D’Addario Flatwound .45 strings loaded.

The Other Electric Bass (used for the other channels):

  • Made in 2008
  • Alder body with Flamed Maple top
  • Ash/Wenge 5 pieces Bolt-On neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard 34″ scale
  • Hipshot hardware
  • Lindy Fralin single coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • Glockenklang preamp
  • D’Addario Nickel Wound .20 Piccolo strings loaded.

The Double Bass

  • The Stentor Student 3/4
  • Recorded with an AKG D112 mic mixed with The Realist Piezo pickup. (the percussion side is only D112 channel)

All the instruments and mics plugs directly into the Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface. I used Logic for editing, mixing, mastering etc.

The video is shot with Nikon D9000 camera and processed in Sony Vegas.

And my cat ESES!