Jacopo Marelli

Session Bassplayer/composer

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Professional bassplayer, more than ten years of activity in various music genres. I play in various context and kind of music: Skassapunka, ska punk band I Nuovi Eroi, beat generation Il Barbapedana, italian folk acoustic duo Excellent studio recording experience: 3 Albums and 10 singles recorded. Available as session musician

I'm available as session musician, not only for studio recording, but also for basslines composition and arrangements.
At the moment I play most of all ska, punk, reggae and folk.
I've a solid background of rock and hard rock music, pop and funky.
I'm now improving my hip hop and rap bassplaying.

Professional gear:
Fender precision bass
Squier CV50 precision bass
EB MM Sterling 4H

Gallien-Kruger MB500+CX210
Darkglass Vintage Ultra
Tc Electronic Corona Chorus

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Logic Pro X

At the moment I play most of all ska, punk, reggae and folk.
I've a solid background of rock and hard rock music, pop and funky.
I'm know improving my hip hop and rap bassplaying.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


Discogs verified credits for Jacopo "Japo" Marelli
  • Skassapunka
  • Skassapunka
  • Skassapunka

Interview with Jacopo Marelli

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

  2. A: The last album of my band, Skassapunka. I write two songs from the beginning, writing the lyrics, to the final result. I'm so proud of these songs. And about the whole project, obviously.

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

  4. A: I'm working on a new album with my ska punk band (bass, but also lyrics for a couple of song), and other projects. I've an upcoming single I recorded with an italian independent songwriter.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Because I like the warm sound of a bass cabinet, but I love also the tones you can get with some plugins.

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

  8. A: Fender precision bass (any model!), Rotosound strings, a pick, an Ampeg. And London Calling by The Clash ;)

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

  10. A: I begin to study music and electric bass when I was in high school, when I was 16. I play in bands since I was 17. I've played may live shows and festivals, also sharing the stage with great bands like Bad Manners and Bad Religion.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Precise and effective

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

  14. A: Ska, Punk, Reggae, Rock and its derivates, Folk, Pop, Hip/hop and Rap.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Fingerstyle and picking, fantasy and precision on playing.

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

  18. A: I always try to give a little more than a basic bassline, working hard on composition, pursuit of the right tone nd effects. I'm not a "Root-note-guy".

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

  20. A: I begin to study the backing track, playing some ideas over it. Then I deal with the song author, and try to find the right solution for the song. Then I'll record it.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I've a Fender p bass, a Squier P bass and a Musician Sterling. I've also an acoustic bass by Eko Guitars (historical italian brand). I play through a Gallien-Krueger MB500 or a Darkglass Vintage Ultra pedal. I record bass with a Scarlett 2i2 by Focusrite and Logic Pro X, with some plugins (Ampeg, GK and Darkglass).

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

  24. A: I'm inspired by musicians like Duff Mckagan, most of all, and other rock and hard rock bass players, like Roger Waters, Jeff Ament, Flea and so on. I love ska, punk and reggae; so, my main influences are Paul Simonon (The Clash), Matt Freeman (Rancid), Roger Lima (Less Than Jake) and many others.

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

  26. A: I offer professional bassline composition and recording for your song. I've solid experience in studio recording: I've recorded 3 albums (for a ska punk band) and various singles (from ska punk to beat and rock n roll).


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GenresSounds Like
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Rancid
  • NOFX
Gear Highlights
  • Fender precision bass
  • Ernieball Musicman Sterling
  • Gallien-Krueger
  • Focusrite Scarlett
  • Logic Pro X
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