Classic Bass lines from a seasoned player using legendary instruments and high quality gear for $75
My name is Ben Hackett and I am a seasoned, touring bass player that has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe for over a decade. I attended Belmont University School of Music where I majored in electric and upright bass performance, which included specific study and instruction in Rock, Jazz, Latin, Classical and other styles.
After leaving Belmont I moved to Athens, Georgia where I played in a number of bands that toured extensively. I am currently a recording engineer at Chase Park Transduction recording studio in Athens, GA and am a session player specializing in electric bass where I gig in multiple studios in town and out of my own home studio. My experience as a recording engineer ensures that not only will your track be played by an expert, but it will also be recorded properly with premium gear.
I have a number of classic and modern basses that I can use for your track including: 1979 Fender Precision, 1976 Fender Mustang, 1960 Vox-Made Welson hollow-body, 1973 Univox Hi-Flier, and a Warwick Fortress-One active five-string.
I use a hand-built Noble tube pre-amplifier DI into either a 1966 Ampeg B-18N to get a balance of a modern, boutique DI sound, married with a classic old school tube amplifier sound, or a new school Mesa-boogie Walkabout scout amplifier, for that more clean, modern bass amp tone. I record the bass amp with a variety of microphones (SM7B, Senheisser 421, or 1940 RCA 74B ribbon microphone to name a few) specific to the style of the track to ensure that the bass for your song has the sonic characteristics to match your vibe and elevate your track.
I also have an old-school ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer if synth bass is more appropriate for your song.
I ensure quick turn around, clear communication, and most importantly solid and creative playing. I love playing bass! Even after all of these years as a professional musician, picking up the bass to lay down a line on a new song still gives me joy and excitement. I believe that capturing that spark is something necessary to boost a song up into that next level. Stylistically, my three favorite bass players are James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, and Pino Palladino.
I'd love to work together on a track and lay down the low end for you!