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ID this bass and tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JZQuantum, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. JZQuantum

    JZQuantum

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    Hi all,

    I'm posting this on behalf of my bro. He is a lead bass player who likes the the tone of players like Stanley Clarke and the late Wayman Tisdale. Can you help him by telling how to get a tone like this, and what brand of bass this guy is playing? The bass player in the video is Julian Vaughn.

    I think he's getting this tone by using tenor strings, using a certain percussive attack with his plucking hand, EQ settings, and biasing the bridge pickup.

    What say you?


    http://youtu.be/0DGJXA4tyXM
  2. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

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    Can't help, but it grooves!
  3. Chrisk-K

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    Looks like Carvin to me.
  4. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Yes, Carvin.
  5. JZQuantum

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    He plays an Ibanez at times too. This bass obviously isn't an Ibanez, though. Carvin, huh? Ideas on which model? How is he getting this tone?
  6. LakeEffect

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    He posted "thank you folks" on the video, you could probably ask him?
  7. jonathanhughes

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  8. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Looks like a Carvin LB75. Couldn't tell you about the tone. He's using a Gallien Krueger amp and effects pedals.
  9. Andrew W.

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  10. Woofer

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    Looks like an LB 75 to me.
  11. tsverrir

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    I'd say he has an extremely low action, thus the percussive sound when he plucks. Fresh roundwounds and an auto wah effect. Lows rolled off.
  12. pfox14

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    I just love the phrase "lead bass"
  13. JZQuantum

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    The jumbo shrimp of musicians, huh? :)

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