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Looking for a fat dirty bass tone

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thebassplaya, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. thebassplaya

    thebassplaya

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    Hey guys, does anyone have any ideas to help me get a tone like this that will cut through in our live set but also have a good fat bottom end. Thanks in advance.
  2. rratajski

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    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    What is your set up?
    How aggressive or clean do you want the tone?
  3. Downunderwonder

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    I like my bdpg in my highpass blend loop, big overdrive and ALL the low end.
  4. thebassplaya

    thebassplaya

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    Hey guys

    I play both an American standard jazz 4 string and an American deluxe jazz 5 string through an Eden WT-405 time traveller head and two 4x10 Eden cabs.

    I don't want a clean tone nor overly distorted. But I want it to be crunchy, dirty and cut through the mix. I play in a four piece with one guitarist so want the bass to be very prominent. Think karnivool, dead letter circus, Cog.

    Thanks
  5. Anarchyok

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    I think so much of Jono, Stu and Luke's tone is the growl of their Warwick Thumbs... It's the bass for the Aussie prog rock sound.

    That said, why not try a Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk... It's a great boost that just gives a hair of grit and a bit of a kick to your tone.
  6. HeavyJazz77

    HeavyJazz77 Supporting Member

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    B. 7. K.

    There, that should change your life pretty quick...
  7. basswave

    basswave Execuse me but your I-IV-V is in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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  8. liveburning274

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    Your amp setup is really clean. Eden's won't do a overdrive much at all when pushed. So an Ampeg or GK amp with bass boosted would be a good starting platform for the sound it seems you're going for.
  9. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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    WT-405's Warm Switch + Trim Pot & EQ to tast.

    Or check out the Joyo Ultimate Drive thread.
  10. kedo

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    I get something like what you're describing with an MXR bass overdrive. Also playing a jazz bass.
  11. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Joyo Ultimate Drive.
  12. thebassplaya

    thebassplaya

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    Thanks guys for your advice!
  13. arginator

    arginator Supporting Member

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    VT Bass will do it too.
  14. Bassmike62

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    +1
  15. refbassist

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    +1
  16. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well! Supporting Member

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    The Red Ripper pedal from Tech 21 was the answer for me.. I play passive Fender basses through GK,Eden,SWR,and Carvin heads. The Red Ripper lets me dial an array of dirty/crunchy/fuzzy tones,while keeping a focused foundation that definitely has no problem punching through any mix.

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