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Alain Caron's Unique Punchy Tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Doner Designs, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

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    I have never heard a jazz player who sounds like Alain Caron. Love the tone and style. Very punchy. He plays on Markbass and F Bass. Of course much/most has to do with how he plays, but is there something else? Special compression settings? Or, is he just matching up with the bass drum better than most?

    Take a look at Slam the Clown or Turkey Loose on the Kit on youtube. Amazing.

    Maybe all I need is an F Bass. ;)

    Thanks.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    All you need is to become Alain Caron ;) Trust me, it ain't the gear.
  3. Rev J

    Rev J

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    Here's a video of him talking about his Markbass Amp:



    It's a great amp. I got to try one but would really like to try it again with my bass.

    C/S,
    Rev J
  4. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa

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    when he slaps he does have stainless steel strings

    To me it is more is tone with a fretless bass

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