Matteo Bassi

Session Bassist

Matteo Bassi on SoundBetter

BassPlayer for Elisa Toffoli, Laura Pausini, 883, Sin+ and many others.

Hi! Welcome to my Soundbetter!

I am an Italian session bass player and producer.

I've played on multi platinum records by Elisa Toffoli, Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Loredana Berte', 883, Francesco Gabbani, Paola Turci, Emma Marrone, Alessandra Amoroso, Sin+ and many others.
I have also played bass live on World Tours (places like Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Vatican Paul VI Audience Hall ) and many Tv shows during my 24 years in the music scene.

I have a deep passion for collaborating with talented artists and producers who aspire to breathe life into their music through the presence of a real bass.

Whether it calls for a subtle and rhythmic pocket groove, a harmonious McCartney-esque melody, I relish the opportunity to craft basslines that not only resonate with the song but also amplify the artist's creative vision.
My primary dedication lies in sculpting the perfect sonic tone to complement the song's palette, paving the way for a bassline that is not just a backbone but a vital part of the musical story.

From Pop to Soul, from RnB to Rock, I can provide a wide range of tones and instruments, adding my personal sonic touch to every tune.

Send me a message to talk to me about playing on your song.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Matteo Bassi

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

  2. A: They won't be disappointed. I do my best all the time.

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

  4. A: Beck, He's my favorite one.

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

  6. A: Indie Pop/Rock is my vibe but I also love to play hip hop tracks with real bass on it.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I have a solid groove and sound, they told me. I'm very "into the song".

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

  10. A: Set up first, learning the song and then recording it.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I mostly use my Camarota custom instruments but also many other brands like Fender, Hofner, Musicman, Vintage Eko's and Ibanez... I also play a 12 strings Chapman Stick. Generally Ampeg is my amp sound (but it depends on the song)

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

  14. A: Recording Basslines (and usually giving 3 alternative takes to choose from, if needed)

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

  16. A: Recording Elisa Toffoli 's "Diari Aperti" and "Back to the future" records has been an amazing journey through her music. She's a real Artist. I've been also touring with her both albums in 2019 and 2022 (more than 130 live concerts). Both records went platinum.

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

  18. A: I'm currently in the studio Writing songs and producing the new Sin+ album.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both, if sounds good it's ok.

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

  22. A: Being creative and to make producers and artisst happy bout my Job..

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

  24. A: I grew up in a recording studio from childhood, looking to my dad producing a wide number of successful records. At 18 years old I started playing professionally bass for the Italian pop band 883 (Max Pezzali). Year after year, my name has started being recognized In the Italian session player scene and I was hired to play bass in many records and tours.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I have a Rock/ Indie /pop /Hip hop attitude

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

  28. A: Pino Palladino, Tony Levin, Justin Medal Johnsen


I was the BASSPLAYER in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Camarota Instruments
  • Fender Precision
  • Fender Jazz
  • Fender Musicmaster
  • Fender Mustang
  • Hofner
  • Rickenbacker
  • Vintage Ibanez's
  • Eko's vintage
  • 12 strings Chapman Stick. AMPEG amps.
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