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LA Woman, That "Changeling" tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Shmoothwound, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Shmoothwound


    Nov 23, 2013
    Can anyone tell me how Jerry Scheff gets that beautiful growling tone at the beginning of the Changeling?

    It almost sounds like a speaker is blown.
    I think he played a P-bass through a Sunn 200s, but want to know for certain.

    Much Obliged,
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's a tube amp turned up slightly past the distortion point. I don't know what Jerry used, but Doug Lubahn said that when he recorded with the Doors, he used a Precision with flats into the studio's B-15 and a DI. Does sound like a Precision. Amp I'm unsure, but the B-15 or the 200s will get the job done in style.

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