Nick Klingenberg


11 Reviews (7 Verified)
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Pro bassist of 20 years with tasty, melodic bass lines in pop, funk, and dance music.

A seasoned touring and recording bassist for 20 years, I have honed my sound in the LA music scene as a professional freelance bassist ever since graduating from USC as a jazz studies major on acoustic bass. I've also recorded bass on numerous albums, documentaries, and TV shows like HBO's 'Black Monday' and Fox's 'New Girl'. I love to infuse my bass lines with a sense of soul and melody, while staying true to the groove. My philosophy is to play what would connect to the listener, and allow them to feel an emotion in this amazing thing called music. That's what I call TASTY BASS!

With that being said, let's work together to get your song sounding the way you dreamed it could. I am very detail-oriented when it comes to tone, note lengths, pocket and feel, so we can work together to find the right sound for you. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. Hope to hear from you soon!

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11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gary Dean Smith

    Nick is a good dude on top of being a great player.

    Thanks Nick

  2. Review by Gary Dean Smith

    Working with Nick was pretty seamless and easy. Im looking forward to doing more. - Gary

  3. Review by Jason L.

    Nick is a good bassist. He definitely has a nice groove going on with his playing. He also added some notes here and there that gave the track exactly what it needed. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Patric M.

    Great Job, funky bassline, check!! :) love it!

  5. Review by Steven F.

    Nick totally nailed the performance style I needed on the first take. Professional and timely. What more can you want? I'm looking forward to working with Nick again.

  6. Review by Jeremy Arnold

    Excellent work !

  7. Review by Raquel Rodriguez

    Hell yeah, thanks so much man! Stoked about this, sounds great!

  8. Review by Sam Brawner
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    Nick is a top-notch, versatile and extremely talented bass player. He is super professional and is great with communication. I would definitely recommend Nick on pretty much any project, he is a very capable and classically trained musician with years of experience in many different genres. He can also lay down several varieties of bass from finger-style, slap bass, synth bass and upright. Not much else to say, Nick is the man!

  9. Review by Alekos Syropouos
    by Alekos Syropouos

    Nick is a straight beast on the bass. From funk to pop to hip hop, he slays and always delivers. The dude also knows every tune in the book so he always has such a sound approach to attacking each new tune. Look no further!

  10. Review by Ben Bram
    by Ben Bram

    Nick is an absolute beast. I've seen him perform live many times over the last 14 years and his playing never fails to makes me dance. His technical ability and musical vocabulary matched with his taste and effortless groove will make any track come alive. Can't recommend him enough!

    -Ben Bram
    2x Grammy Award winner

  11. Review by Derik Nelson
    by Derik Nelson

    One of the tastiest to ever lay it down! Nick is professional, positive, uplifting, and brings energy, beauty, and soul to whatever project he's a part of. He has a talent not only for bass, but for making the people and musicians around him better. Nick is dedicated to serving the song, and delivers quick turnarounds with file formats that cater to your production needs—even video! If you're looking for that rich, full, tone, with licks that land in all the right places, and absolutely DIALED grooves, get Nick on it—he'll remain at the top of your call list, guaranteed.

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Terms Of Service

1-2 days turnaround

GenresSounds Like
  • Charlie Puth
  • Jamiroquai
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • 1976 Fender Precision Bass
  • Lakland Skyline 55-02 (5-string bass)
  • Lakland Skyline Fretless 55-02
  • Breedlove Acoustic Bass Guitar
  • Aguilar AG700
  • Aguilar AG500
  • GK Plex preamp
  • many effects pedals
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