I have played many basses for many artists and offer a fully professional recording service for electric and acoustic basses. Credits include: David Gray, Talk Talk, Fairground Attraction, Brian Eno, Michael Jackson, Peggy Seeger. I also collaborate with writing and production and mix in Protools.

I have Radial DI, Neve and API preamps and can mic using Vintage AKG, Beyer and valve Neumann microphones. I also have a choice of solid state or vintage valve bass amps. I would suggest Skype or email to discuss any details and I can work from an mp3 or stems of submixes. I will provide a rough mix of the track with my recorded bass and offer one further recording if any changes are necessary. Once payment is received I will send the individual bass files.

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • '64 Fender Precision. '65 Hofner Club. '67 Guild Starfire. '65 Danelectro Longhorn. SEI Bass 5 string. American Standard Fender Jaguar. '69 Ampeg Baby Bass. Guitaron. Sentir. Neve
  • API
  • Neumann
  • AKG
  • Beyer

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I like to discuss and agree a price that will allow for 1 revision/ revisit. Once the job has been funded, I will provide an mp3 rough mix and after approval the full quality WAV files will be sent.

Reviews of Simon Edwards

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar15 days agoby

    Nothing special, just the best bass player I've ever met. Delivers beautifully minimalistic bass lines. Will come back for more without any doubts!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Simon plays for you just the musical notes you need to make your song great and depth. Excellent and elegant player.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    Simon in an special bass man. His good taste and personal concision made your music sound richness.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_josh11 months agoby

    Simon not only provides tasteful melodic bass lines, but has an arsenal of wonderful sounding equipment, he used a '65 Vintage Hofner club on my track making it sound warmer and a joy to listen to.


  • Superb sound, superb approach, and Simon's my go-to bassist if I want something different as well as standard bass styles. He plays great hooks!

  • Picture?type=largeabout 1 year agoby

    I've done many sessions with Simon. One of the most enjoyable ones was at West Side Studios, London with Brian Eno producing. Basically, one of the high lights of the recording was playing with this solid, melodic bass player.... Simon. Who has the personallity to match!
    Hire him, enjoy him, no need to thank me after!

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Interview with Simon Edwards

Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Quite a number of people. But I will highlight Chuck Sabo who is the grooviest of drummers
What do you like most about your job?
The variety of talented people I work with and playing the groove
How would you describe your style?
Creative. Economical. Groovy
Can you share one music production tip?
At the risk of being repetitive; listen
What type of music do you usually work on?
A wide variety of music. Quite often song based material of all different styles
What's your strongest skill?
Listening
What do you bring to a song?
A great bass part can bring out the heart of a song. It has the ability to change the emotion of a moment by the simple shifting of a note. Creating tension and release. I like to think of the bass as musical architecture. Shaping and sculpting the music.
What's your typical work process?
Firstly to talk with the artist/producer and get a sense of the musical style and sonic world of the music. Discuss if there are particular sections or other parts to highlight. Then play !
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Protools set up with an RME interface and Neve and API preamps and EQ. Radial DI and Drawmer valve compression. I have both solid state and vintage valve bass amps and Vintage and modern AKG, Neumann, SE and Beyer microphones. Tannoy and Eve monitoring.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Musicians who listen and are empathetic to the artist and material
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I work with artists/ producers and provide creative and supportive bass parts