Explain This Tone

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by backin82, Jan 22, 2014.


  1. backin82

    backin82 Jack of a Few Trades Supporting Member

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    I'm just starting to scratch the surface of exploring bass tones, so I sometimes get lost in all the terminology.

    In the following clip, am I hearing compression and overdrive? Also, what type of EQ setting would that be? Because I LOVE that sound.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUDjNwKh-w#t=23
  2. jking138

    jking138

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    Hard to say because of the recording quality, a boost in the high mids, 1khz/1.5khz and a touch of treble. Couldn't hear much low-end (perhaps due to recording quality also) but maybe ease of the bass a touch in the 40hz area and new round wound strings.
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Stingray with SS rounds into a cranked SVT, that's it IMO.
  4. backin82

    backin82 Jack of a Few Trades Supporting Member

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    I'm hearing a lot of overdrive from something. Is that just the gain opened up real high on the head?
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  6. t77mackie

    t77mackie

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    That's just classic MM tone.

    Try doing this: Solo your bridge pup and play close to the bridge with your right hand. Watch dude play to get the idea. It's all in the hands.
  7. backin82

    backin82 Jack of a Few Trades Supporting Member

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    I use a 4H Stingray, so my bridge is always solo'd :cool:

    I also don't use a SVT CL.......unfortunately.
  8. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    Yeah, and maybe the pick-up is just a little closer to the strings than most.

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