Justin Street (Airbourne) - how to get that bass tone?
I'm a big Airbourne fan. I saw them live a couple of years ago as well, supporting Iron Maiden on their Final Frontier World Tour and it was a fantastic show. It's been good to hear their progression in their music - both in skill and in production quality. I love their new album, Black Dog Barking. Especially the first song on the album, Ready To Rock.
I love that bass tone. It's what a Precision should sound like in hard rock/metal. I know that Justin uses Fender Precisions and Ampeg SVTs, but that's all I know about his rig. That clanky top end with a bit of beef low down is what I want to sound like.
I currently have a Squier Classic Vibe 60's Precision - and it's as close as I'm going to get to a Fender for a good while. Everything on it at the moment is stock, but I took off the tugbar. I've been planning some new strings soonand the Seymour Duncan Steve Harris SPB-4 pickups as well at some point in the future. I use a variety of amps since I don't have a rig of my own to gig with. The amp I've used the most when I've gigged, and the one I'm probably going to use the most for the forseeable future is an old Peavey head/cab combo that I can't for the life of me remember the name of.
I'm assuming that some new nickel or nickel plated steel rounds (my preference) will help with this kind of tone but I know that EQ will come into this as well, and that's where I'm kind of lost.
Can anyone help me with my quest for this great tone? :bassist:
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