Lady Antebellum song "Downtown"

Discussion in 'Ask Adam Nitti' started by catiswomp, Jul 3, 2013.


  1. catiswomp

    catiswomp

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    What does the bassist in the Lady Antebellum tune "Downtown" use to get that fat slightly distorted sound?
    You can hear that same bass sound in the Lee Brice tune "Parking Lot Party"
    I currently play a 1966 Fender Precision with round wounds. I use a Peavey Tour 700 with one 4x10 cabinet. It has a nice fat sound but I'd like to add that subtle bass distortion, kind of a guttural sound, that you hear in both those songs. Any suggestion on how to make that sound possible?
  2. MikeBass

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    Sounds to like there is an envelope follower to me buried in there with a bit of overdrive maybe.
  3. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

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    They always have cool bass stuff on their songs.
  4. adamnitti

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    for a touch of overdrive and tonal 'width' i'll run an aguilar tone hammer pedal or a creation labs holy fire... not sure what was specifically used on that tune, though...
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  6. marmadaddy

    marmadaddy

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    I've come mighty close to some of their overdriven bass sounds with my VT Bass Deluxe.

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