Diego Quarantotto

Session Rock Bass Player

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Diego Quarantotto on SoundBetter

Don't trust people who say they can play every genre, with many instruments... I play bass, I play Rock.

If you're looking for groovy massive bass lines, you just found it.
I've been playing bass guitar for over 2 decades, playing live and in recording studio sessions. Both picked and fingered bass, but probably I give my best with pick.

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42 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Stan Rose
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    Diego delivers the goods--he's a total pro! Always a pleasure working with him.

  2. Review by Stan Rose
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    Diego is a total pro. You can tell he puts a lot of thought into his performance, and really plays to the song. Hope to work with him again soon!

  3. Review by Mattias L.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Diego, he's the man if you need help to lay down a bassline.

  4. Review by Mattias L.
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    Diego is A+, easy to work with, fast communication.

  5. Review by Mattias L.
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    Diego did a really great job for my track, he is a pro.

  6. Review by Will W.
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    Diego is a Jack of all trades!!! He not only kills it on bass, but also electric guitar and drums! If you need any work done related to any genre your safest bet is with Diego.

  7. Review by Per L.
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    Great artistic input, great playing, delivers quality on time. Good communication all the way. A very good experience.

  8. Review by Danny
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    Talk about being a PRO! This is my go-to guy for any rock tracks from now on, looking forward to the next collaboration

  9. Review by Gideon H.
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    Awesome to work with! Great communication and an even better bass player. Quick turnaround with high quality tracks. Definitely cut through the mix without having any post processing. Would recommend and work with again.

  10. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    It is truly what Diego says, because he now how to play rock. Advena Lupus first record would not be the same without Diego. He is a creative mind, and now exatly what the song need's. Thumbs up, and i now ho i will call on the next album.

  11. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    If you want real rock, this is the man to do the job. Very easy to work whit and fast to answer. Looking forward to the next song.

  12. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego is the best rock bassist out there, none better!!!!!

  13. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    Sadly this is the last bass track I needed for my new album. I enjoyed working with Diego immensely. He is a very talented bassist and I feel he really connected with all the songs well and did a great job. It was a lot of fun man working with him. The next time I need a bass track you can be sure that Diego is the first person I will contact.

  14. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    What a joy it is working with Diego, we just completed our 10th song together. He laid down a bass line that was exactly what the song needed. I highly recommend him.

  15. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    Just did song number 9 with Diego and it was exactly what I asked for with Diego's unique style added. Looking forward to starting my tenth song with Diego!

  16. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    It is so easy to work with Diego, I really love the bass lines he puts together and the sounds he gets from his gear always works well with the songs I write. Very good bass player can't wait to work with him again.

  17. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I enjoy working with Diego so much, he is a very talented bassist and produces very creative bass lines that work well with the songs I send him. I couldn't ask for more, easy to work with.

  18. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    This is my sixth song with Diego and he did great! I needed something simple but that sounded similar to a synth track that I had generated and what Diego did sounds fantastic. I feel like he is connecting well with everything I send to him.

  19. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    Another great experience working with Diego, I hope to work on my sixth song with him soon! Very professional and courteous.

  20. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I absolutely love working with Diego, we just wrapped up our fourth song together, I feel like he really connects with the songs and knows just the right bass line for them!

  21. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I have a lot of fun working with Diego, he is a great bassist with good ideas and wants to help you get the right bass line for your music!

  22. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I enjoy working with Diego a lot. He is easy going and provides groovy bass lines, is easy to communicate with, and provides high quality sounding tracks!

  23. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I think Diego is a fantastic bass player and immediately picked up on the song I sent him and was able to draw upon what I had already laid the foundation for. I look forward to working with him and future songs as well.

  24. Review by David F.
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    best bass player i have ever worked with. He understands exactly what ever track needs

  25. Review by David F.
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    Best bass player on this site. Comes through with perfect material every time.

  26. Review by David F.
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    Perfect bass lines every time. Diego is a serious pro musician.

  27. Review by David F.
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    Diego is a great bass player he knows exactly what your track needs. He is very accurate and has a great turn around time.

  28. Review by AK
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    Best Bass player on sound Better!!
    Awesome

  29. Review by David F.
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    Knows exactly what to do to make your track stand out.

  30. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego is just the best out there for rock bass. Incredible!

  31. Review by David F.
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    Dead on bass player, puts a unique sound to your track and Is very fast. Will be using for all my future tracks

  32. Review by Adriano
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    Diego is an outstanding musician.
    Very easy communication and fast turn around.
    Very solid rock experience. Recommended !

  33. Review by Scott B.
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    Fantastic as always!

  34. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego is the go to man for rock and metal, flawless performance every time!

  35. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego is a master at his craft. Multi layered bass track with incredible accuracy

  36. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego played an awesome bass track for a metal song I wrote. Extremely talented bass player!

  37. Review by Stan Rose
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    Diego was very prompt and professional. His bass part was perfect for a song I am working on, I definitely would recommend him.

  38. Review by Timoty B.
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    Diego is a FU**ING war machine!!! HE ROCKS! \m/ \m/

  39. Review by Jeremy Alexander
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    I recently finished recording an entire LP with Diego and highly recommend him! He is a gifted bassist and very creative. My experience working with him was a joy and I felt he really connected with every song I sent his way. The next time I need a bass line I'm contacting Diego first.

  40. Review by Paul
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    Absolutely the best I've ever worked with! I've already recorded an album with Diego, and I definitely wanted him again for the next one. Flawless every time!

  41. Review by David F.
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    Diego is a very talented artist who takes playing the bass to another level. He writes parts that will make your song complete and very unique. I have worked with him on many projects and he has always delieverd a hunderd percent every time , and always on the first take. A total profesinal on every level and is very easy to work with. Hands down the best bass player I have worked with

  42. Review by Scott B.
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    Diego is the best rock/metal bass player I have ever worked with. He is attentive to detail, sound textures and quality. Diego can make your song a class A production. I Highly recommend Diego for any bass work!

Interview with Diego Quarantotto

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I play in a band called ART, and I'm very proud of our second album called Asylum. We had two guest stars playing with us: Stef Burns and Vince Pastano

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on a project with my band. I can't say more or they would kill me

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: It's full of professionals here, I personally know some of them and they are all super. It would be very difficult to choose someone above the others

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I love the idea that there's a part of me in every song published after I recorded in it. It is as if I have many children around the world :)

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: I can say what I commonly ask my customers and what's their answer: -is it ok? -It's perfect! No, seriously, there aren't common questions from my customers

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: I think there aren't misconceptions. Or at least it never happened to me

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: I always ask if there's something in particular they need, some precise line, a particular sound. Otherwise I choose based on what I think is best suited to the song

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: I tend to not trust musicians who say they can play every genre from pop to jazz to heavy metal. If I needed a blues guitarist, I would choose someone who played blues for his whole life...

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Can an inflatable doll be considered a piece of gear?

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Not an artist in particular, you always have something to learn from everyone's experience!

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Of course! As I told before, I think that bass is very very important to communicate the song mood. Sometimes a rhythmic pattern is enough, sometimes a single note, sometimes a complex line. Always keep in mind: the song is not a sum of individual instruments, but a team of instruments that have to play together to achieve a goal. So, every time you play you have to ask yourself: "What can I do for the team?"

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My strongest skill? Playing bass ;-)

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: I always try to understand the message that the song wants to communicate, then I emphasize that. Sometimes the bass have to stay under the other instruments just covering the bass frequencies, sometimes it can "talk" adding his voice and his own line. I always avoid to just play the guitar line/riff just one octave below, until it's strictly needed in the song. Instead, I prefer the bass to have his own line, but always without stepping on the other instruments.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: Sometimes musicians and producers tell me what they need, the sound, the mood, or some particular parts that must be played in a certain way. But most of the time they let me choose freely without any instruction, and I can see it works as well. After recording the bass line I send a preview of the song with the bass volume a little above the mix. If there's something you don't like I record again until you're 100% satisfied. If it's good, then I send two isolated tracks, one complete with all effects and amp (real or emulated), EQ, compressor and everything I used, and another one with just the direct input, so if you want you can re-amp or use your own effects.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: If I have to choose only one bass player I'd probably go for Geddy Lee, but there are many others that inspired me in different ways. John Paul Jones for his perfect bass lines, Dave Elleffson for his picking sound, Duff McKagan for his attitude, but also Jason Newsted, Carol Kaye, Leland Sklar, Lemmy and many others

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: I provide bass tracks in any format required, from amp/cabinet and also direct (from bass or amp d.i.) for reamping. Unlimited revisions until 100% satisfaction.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: You'll have almost every essential bass for every need: Fender (Jazz/Precision), Gibson (Thunderbird/Grabber), MusicMan, Jackson, Charvel, Ibanez, B.C.Rich and handmade basses. Fretted, fretless, upright bass, 4 and 5 strings. Analog amps: Ampeg SVT classic, Marshall JCM 800 Bass, GRBass GR700+ Digital gear: Fractal FX8 and AX8, PositiveGrid BIAS Studio bundle

  35. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  36. A: Usually I work on rock-oriented music, from pop-rock to heavy metal.

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: I like groovy and massive riffs, and sometimes some melodic bass lines adding an atmosphere to the song.

  39. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  40. A: I've been playing bass for over 20 years, and piano for 15 years before that.

  41. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  42. A: I guarantee satisfaction at 100%. Unlimited revisions and changes until what you get is exactly what you need.

  43. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  44. A: I really love analog, but with digital the entire process is faster with better results. I like the idea of being able to change amp/cab/mic after recording. It allows me to reach exactly the sound needed to the song.

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  • Tool
  • Rush
  • Megadeth
Gear Highlights
  • MusicMan StingRay
  • Gibson Thunderbird
  • Gibson Grabber
  • Charvel 3B
  • Ampeg SVT Classic
  • Marshall JCM800 Bass
  • Fractal Audio equipment
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