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Help getting this vintage tone.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by creis2, Dec 11, 2012.


  1. creis2

    creis2

    Nov 11, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    I've been exploring new tones and I've been coming up empty until now.

    Not a huge fan of Weezer, I liked them a lot in High School, I watched this video when I was going through old jams.


    Listen to 1:14-1:38, there's a bass solo thing.



    Sorry about the 30 sec. ad.

    I personally think it sounds awesome, especially for my style of playing.

    What I'm using in this attempt:

    1971 Fender P, with flatwounds.
    VT Bass Pedal
    OCD Overdrive if necessary.
    Ashdown ABM 500 or Genz Streamliner 900
    Bergantino NV610



    What tone settings should I try?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    It's not that hard a sound to get. I don't have those amps so I can't tell you how to get it on them, but with the VT pedal, I'd put character on 11:00 or 12:00, mids on 12, bass on 12:30 and treble on 9:00. Add some slight drive to it as well.
     
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  4. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Seriously, where's the problem? You have the VT pedal. Step on it, grab a pick and mute some strings--job done. Or pretty much I would think.
     
  5. Seems like a tone that comes naturally to a P.
     
  6. creis2

    creis2

    Nov 11, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    No problem, just asking for advice for going about that tone.
     
  7. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    sounds like natural p bass grind and palm muting. Id just say high gain on your vt bass and palm mute.
     
  8. First roll off tone at the bass, 1/2 way or more. Sounds to me more like round wounds, but flats should get it. I don't know why you'd need effect to get this.
     



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