Jared Hopkins

Session Bassist

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Jared Hopkins on SoundBetter

70’s Rock, Funk, and Soul bass.

Hi!

Take a listen to some examples of my work, and see if I could be a good fit for playing bass on your next project.

My strengths are the 70's rock, soul, and funk sound. I strive to capture an analog feel and make something that sounds real and organic. My commitment to you will be that communication will be clear and concise, I will be easy to work with, and your song and stems will be delivered clear and organized. No flubbin’.

I play bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, and arrange drums and strings.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Victoria Racedo [Veck]
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    Jared was great to work with! He was super clear, attentive and communicative with what he needed. It would be a pleasure to work with him again!

  2. Review by Nik Hughes
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    Jared was a pleasure to work with! He was super clear with his direction and references, and quick to communicate as we bounced ideas back and forth. He is a great musician and songwriter and I recommend him highly!

  3. Review by Nathaniel Wolkstein
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    Jared is a pleasure to work with. Great writing and production and a very kind collaborator. Thank you!

  4. Review by Zero
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    I’ve worked with Jared professionally in the past and every time we’ve worked on something together, you get nothing less than 100% from him for the project. If you’re looking for someone to care as much about your project as you do, you’ve found the right guy

Interview with Jared Hopkins

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

  2. A: Nathaniel Wolkstein is a pro among pro's. So if you have string needs, go to this man.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Well, I really enjoy analog, a lot of my inspirations are old 60s and 70's bands, so obviously they're all analog. That being said, the workflow of digital is just so much easier. And I use a lot of digital analog plugins, so maybe I'm just a poser analog lover....... either way.... ANALOG!

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

  6. A: I LOVE reference. If you can provide me with examples of what you’re going for we’ll be friends forever. I feel like most dissatisfaction between clients and artists originates from a lapse of communication and assumptions. Let’s talk it out good up front

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

  8. A: A good nights sleep seems to crack even the most crippling writers block. No breakthroughs happened at 5:23AM. Go to bed.

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

  10. A: Right now I’m listening through Funkadelic, and spending a lot of time in Maggot Brain. I practice bass to a lot of James Brown, and listen recently have been on a Lemon Twigs kick.

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

  12. A: Right now I’m listening through Funkadelic, and spending a lot of time in Maggot Brain. I practice bass to a lot of James Brown, and listen recently have been on a Lemon Twigs kick.

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Funk and Rock Demo

I was the Bassist, Pianist, Acoustic&Electric Guitarist, Drum and String Arranger in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Neil Young
  • Funkadelic
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • Yamaha HS7 Studio Monitors
  • Yamaha Mox8 keyboard
  • Bandmaster Fender Amp w/ 12x2 Cab
  • Universal Audio OX
  • Gretch Streamliner
  • Gretch Little Sister Acoustic
  • Martin Acoustic
  • Fender Mexican Bass
  • Blue Bluebird
  • WA-84
  • SM-87
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