Jelmer de Haan

Session Bassist

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Full time Berlin Based Bassist. Specialized in laid back groovy lines.

I'm a full time session bassist living in Berlin. I have a lot of experience recording in studios. With my selection of analog (pre-)amps, effects, mics and good quality instruments, I provide high quality bass and synth tracks from my studio in Berlin.

For each recording I provide 3 takes. The 1st being the basic 'pocket'-feel, the 2nd a version with some more variations, and as 3rd a version with some experimentation in it.

I provide you with both the raw file, to mix and edit to your liking and a processed file which already contains: EQ, compression and other effects deemed necessary by me.

Specialized in:

Laid-back Grooves, Pop, (Neo-)Soul, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Ska, Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Able to play with or without click-track

I can read notes, chord symbols, midi tracks, or learn by hearing.

If you don't have your bass line or arrangement ready, I can help you to create these.

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Selected gear list:

Custom- 5 String Jazz-Bass, Bartolini pickups, roudwound D'addario Strings
'83 Japanese Precision-Bass, flatwound La Bella strings
Ibanez SR1000 Prestige LTD. Bubbinga
Upright Bass
Various other basses (Fretless, Uke, Acoustic)
Korg MS-2000

Ampeg PF-50 Tube (Pre-)Amp
Tech21 Sansamp Analog DI/Driver
Boss OC-2
Epifani 2x12 cab
Ableton 10
Dynamic and Condenser Mics

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Review by Garfive

    I've had the pleasure of working with Jelmer de Haan on several projects in the past couple of years - both in the studio and on stage - and I'm still always baffled by his professionalism and his competence. Jelmer is a complete musician, full of experience, master of his trade and extremely reliable. I believe him to have a perfect balance in bringing his own initiative and skills to a project, while staying well on track and delivering more than satisfactory results tailored to the brief. 1000% recommend.

You should know by Molly's Peck

I was the Bassist and composed the basslines in this production

Terms Of Service

2 revisions. Typical turn around 1-2 days. I have access to almost any mics or other equipment for rent, just ask and I can provide a price.

GenresSounds Like
  • Pino Palladino
  • James Jamerson
  • Tim Lefebvre
Gear Highlights
  • 5 String Mahagoni Custom Bartolini Jazz pickups
  • '83 P-Bass
  • Ampeg PF-50
  • Epifani 2x12 Cab
  • Boss OC-2
  • Line6 m13
  • Minimoog Model D
  • Korg MS2000
  • Fretless Bass
  • Upright Bass
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