Harnessing a GB Shuttle's hidden vintage thump!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Shakin-Slim, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hi guys,

    Last night I played a jam night and used the house bassist's SVT. I have a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0. While these are very different amps, and I understand that the Shuttle won't really be capable of that sound, I'd still like some advice on how to best get that vintage goodness? I'm playing through a '76 Ibanez P bass with GHS flats. Playing through that amp last night... well there's nothing quite like an SVT. I get it now!
  2. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Oh! And it's the 210 GB cab
  3. Aaron_D


    May 9, 2010
    Tallahassee, FL
    I have both a shuttle 6.0, 12.0, and svt 2-pro. You can cop a decent SVT tone by engaging the mid scoop global filter, and cranking the bass and low mids. It's better with the 12.0 since you can dime the midscoop filter and shape the high mids more with the eq.

    It really is pretty close. I've A/B'd them many times.

    I gig with the shuttle...
  4. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Fantastic, I'll give that a go. Cheers!
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  6. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    What Aaron said combined with a P and flats should get you a really nice warm tone. And without an SVT in the room, no one will know. I love my tube amps. But man I love throwing my Shuttle 6.0 in the pocket of my gig back and not even knowing it's there while carrying it in. You can dial in some really nice tones with the thing..... not SVT, but really nice tones. I switch back and forth regularly. It even wins out over my Walkabout every now and then.
  7. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I run a 6.0 with 2 12T cabs, but I don't understand (the engaging the mid scoop global filter,)
    Can you put it in laymen's terms?
    You should know I play G&L 2500s the fretted has Fender Flats on the Frettless has LaBella black tape wounds on it.
    Both basses have the actives removed and each PU can be single coiled I/B/O in any combonation.
    I'm pretty happy with the sound I get with the EQ set flat, but alwys looking for a tweak.
    Thanks for any help
    Love& Peace
    The Duke1
  8. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Pedals can do it pretty convincingly. Try a VT Bass.
  9. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yeah, but for $300NZD? I ain't made of bread :p
  10. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If you're stuck without using pedals and can't find a VT Bass or similar locally--

    Crank up the input gain til it's flashing occasionally and add a lot of 200hz. A LOT (like +6db at least).
  11. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    There are several things you can do to get a vimntage tone out of a Shuttle.

    #1 Passive Bass.

    #2 No Tweeter.

    #3 Bass Boost switch engaged.

    #4 Turn up the preamp gain to get just a little hair.

    #5 A good pedal can do it as well, I used an OCD.

    Hope this helps.
  12. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Thanks for all the advice dudes! I'm busy moving house, but once I'm set up I gonna have a fiddle!
  13. DingoBlues


    Dec 17, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    Try the "hasbeen" shuttle 6.0 settings.

    eq in "o'clock" format:
    lows: 2
    mid boost: 2
    mid freq: 8
    highs 10 to 12

    signal shaping:
    LF on
    Mid on
    Hi off
  14. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    My Shuttle 9.0 can give me good, vintage tones. The truth is the head is irrelevant. It is all in the cabs. Its all vintage through an 810e.