Reply To: Bass Melodica in Small Band Setting?


I have a Suzuki bass which I use with my six-piece band on some tunes, but I don’t use it instead of bass. Here’s an example. There are actually a lot of low instruments on this track.

I also use it occasionally in an acoustic quartet format with acoustic guitar, violin, and upright bass, but I don’t have any recordings of that group I can share.

The Suzuki takes a lot of air, especially the lower notes and has a slower response too, so playing faster melodies or basslines is a challenge. The range is limited as well, depending on what keys you might need to play in.

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