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Hello.

I've got a dep gig this sat and 'rather be' by Clean Bandit has just been added to the set.
I've just had a quick listen to it on my lunch and there's no 'real' bass guitar part on there - seems to be synth / keys etc.

Has anyone either transcribed it, or do any of you play a version within a standard drums, guitar, bass, keys set up? If so, what have you been playing?

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I'll be keeping an eye on this thread as my band are taking about doing it, and i had the same problem as you.

There is some bass when played live though. Have a look...

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vzmZ57w158"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vzmZ57w158[/url]

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That is a clean slate that you can have a lot of fun with,
You will need to be the glue that the sequence doesn't need...
but I bet you will need it live.
I would be thinking you need to have bass and drums pretty active as
that twee top line will need a lot of help, IMO.

Could be a real slammer if you can put the work in

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Started doing this with my band a couple of weeks ago. Straight drums, bass, keys & voice with guitar coming in on the chorus in the funk rhythm style. Goes down a treat! I've pretty much copped the synth line throughout, it shouldn't be too taxing for intermediate players & above.

Meanwhile, over on Youtube... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clean+bandit+rather+be+bass+cover

Some scorching stuff there!

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I've just pretty much used the version off Jools Holland.

I'm not rehearsing with the band; just doing the gig tomorrow and their bass player pointed me in the direction of that, which is pretty decent and very much like the synth version off the record.

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Almost 3 years late to the party, but I've never had to gig this until recently and found that I enjoyed it more than anticipated (mainly due to gratuitous octave pedal usage):

[media]http://youtu.be/MXxs67toUmc[/media]

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Also just read this..way to late, but nontheless, here is the way I've played it... (Bass is set up a little bit in Front for better Hearing)

[url="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5eG552ljKhVLTdLS2pwaG1kb28"]https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5eG552ljKhVLTdLS2pwaG1kb28[/url]

Hope you like it

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My band play this, drums, guitar, bass, vocals......so as a result, I get to stretch out a tiny bit more than the Jools recording (which is excellent I think.....people say there's no good performances on there?!). I also play the choruses with a low octave on, give it that slightly synthy/sub vibe.
It's fun to learn the main violin riff too, chuck that in a little bit. Love the second verse groove too.

Si

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Completely forgot that we have an excerpt on Youtube of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3XyipGErI

Bit weird that the clip starts with the solo, but whatever haha, you get the idea.
Headphones/decent speakers absolutely necessary.

Si

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