David Quinzán

Bass player, songwriter.

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Let me bring bass lines full of soul and personality to your songs.

I am a bassist and songwriter, I also make music for advertising. I have played live and recorded with artists from the Spanish independent pop scene such as Xoel López or Álex Ferreira. I have also released three solo albums as a singer-songwriter.

I would like to offer you my services as a bassist for your songs. My main influences are people like Carol Kaye, Paul McCartney or James Jamerson.

I like the bass lines that sustain the song but also add personality and a distinctive touch.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with David Quinzán

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

  2. A: I write songs and music for publicity, I play bass with the Spanish artist Xoel López and my cover band "Los Players".

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. I like that the main signal is analog but have the possibilities of editing and flexibility of the digital environment.

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

  6. A: I'm going to work as hard as I can to make your song grow.

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

  8. A: I like to enjoy all the way and see how the song grows little by little until its final form.

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

  10. A: Thinking that a bass line can't change a song.

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

  12. A: I ask them what artists they like and what they are looking for in a bass line.

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

  14. A: I would suggest being open and ready to be amazed.

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

  16. A: Fender Precision, spanish guitar, Prophet 08, Imac, audio interface.

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

  18. A: I started in music studying sound while playing with bands of friends. I soon realized that what I liked were the songs and I started composing, recording and playing. I've done all kinds of musical work and lately I live from making music for advertising and playing and recording bass.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Melodic and with grain.

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

  22. A: I would like to be in Bob Dylan's band and be able to take a close look at all that wisdom.

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

  24. A: I like to put out the strings of my bass with some foam to mutate the strings. Sometimes I combine that with a little chorus effect.

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

  26. A: Indie pop and singer-songwriter.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Bring soul and personality to the bottom end.

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

  30. A: I try to connect the rhythmic part with the harmonic part, providing melody, soul and movement. When I achieve that I can say that I have achieved it.

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

  32. A: I listen to the song a few times while humming the arrangements. Then I sit down and start shooting until I get something I'm happy with.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I like to keep things simple. I usually record with my Fender Precision flat strings directly to a D.I. Sometimes I use a good compressor or I turn off the strings with foam, it depends a lot on the production.

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

  36. A: Paul McCartney, The Smiths, James Jamerson, Motown artists, Carole King, Neil Young, Tame Impala, Dylan, seventies folk.

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

  38. A: I like to compose and record bass lines that have musicality in themselves but that serve as a firm support for the song.

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Gear Highlights
  • Fender Precision Bass American Vintage Reissue 58
  • Fender Mustang Bass
  • Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08
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