Hampus Lundgren

Bass player

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Records pro electric or double bass, plenty of sounds and styles.

I am a professional musician based in Sweden with long experience in the music world as a touring and session musician and as a member of the band Hoffmaestro. I play and record both electric and upright basses remotely with many sounds and styles to choose from. I like to be creative and add my flavour to parts.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Hampus Lundgren
  • Hoffmaestro
  • Hoffmaestro
  • Fever Ray

Interview with Hampus Lundgren

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

  2. A: Solo project Hollywood Road. I sing and play everything!

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

  4. A: Solo project Hollywood Road, Hoffmaestro, freelance jazz stuff.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. If it sounds good, it is good is my motto for gear. Obviously the look is most important though!

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

  8. A: I try to put the music before everything else.

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

  10. A: The variety of different songs and musicians.

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

  12. A: Can you play simpler or more complex and make it sound musical? Of course!

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

  14. A: That musicians have huge egos and are sensitive to criticism! They rarely do, at least the good ones.

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

  16. A: In what stage do you view the production to be in? Do you have a clear idea of what you want or do you want me to try to do my thing? Do you have an idea for a sound or do you want me to record with what I think is most appropriate for the song?

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

  18. A: Don´t be afraid to ask! Music is a fun journey!

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

  20. A: Fender Precision bass or Yamaha BB, a good bass amp, a nice acoustic guitar, my upright, and a piano.

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

  22. A: I´ve been playing since I was 14, professionally since about 19, and studied music at several schools such as the music conservatory of Copenhagen. Since about 2006 I've been a member of the very successful band Hoffmaestro.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: A mix between rock, soul, and funk on electric. On upright, jazz naturally!

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

  26. A: Paul Mccartney because he is the best songwriter of all time.

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

  28. A: Sometimes mixing is more about arrangement and things being right rhythmically. Sometimes the "wrong" or "ugly" thing can be the magic ingredient that makes something special.

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

  30. A: Wide variety of rock/pop, hiphop, rnb, jazz, funk.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Improvising basslines.

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

  34. A: Groove, vibe, and in case it is called for, creativity.

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

  36. A: Usually a client sends me a song or beat in some stage of the process and I record a couple of different suggestions for a bass track. If the client likes it I record a couple of extra variations after getting feedback. Clients usually find it helpful to have different levels of "busyness" to chose from or edit between.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Lots of electric basses, electric and acoustic guitars, upright bass, grand piano, Microkorg XL synth, Apogee interface, Neuman TLM 102 mic, Orange AD200 bass amp and 410 cab.

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

  40. A: Thundercat, Anderson Paak, Vulfpeck, BadBadNotGood.

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

  42. A: Recording remotely or in studio for hiphop, pop/rock or house clients or commercials.

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  • Prince
  • Bruce Springsteen
Gear Highlights
  • Serek Midwestern shortscale
  • Fender Precision
  • Yamaha BB’s (endorsed by Yamaha basses)
  • Bohemian upright
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