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PETER HOOK SOUND

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by persuasion, Oct 28, 2010.


  1. persuasion

    persuasion

    Apr 30, 2008
    :help:hi all, i play in an 80's tribute band and want to cover some New Order songs, i want the bass to sound right so anyone know how to get the unique sound of Hooky? im using a bass podxt for my effects
    Martin
     
  2. dannster

    dannster Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
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  4. persuasion

    persuasion

    Apr 30, 2008
    cheers for that got chorus ,touch of delay but not sure on the crunch lol
     
  5. dannster

    dannster Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    He uses SVT's sometimes cranked all to hell.
    I think that pod of yours has all the cranked SVT you'll need.
     
  6. persuasion

    persuasion

    Apr 30, 2008
    ahhh,you mean the ampeg, what type of cab config drive and eq should i use?
    sorry for asking so much but im usually found behind keyboards lol
     
  7. i was always under the impression he used reverb?

    *edit*
    maybe i was mishearing the chorus?
     
  8. dannster

    dannster Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    I'd crank up the gain setting to where it starts breaking up a bit. Then start with putting the mids around 2 o'clock or so. See how that sounds. I'd just dick around with it from there and see how close you can get. Experimentation is half the fun. He uses or used Gauss 15" speakers in an old Marshall cab and a few other configs so thats the setting I'd use..(15" cab or 2-15). Actually I see a setting in there for a 4x15 marshall major cab. That could do the trick.


    Hehe...that chorus is anything but subtle. Certainly has a "reverby" quality when its depth is set so deep.
     
  9. Maybe i was just hearing what i subconsciously wanted to hear then lol
     
  10. bovine mind

    bovine mind

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Francisco
    I'm pretty sure he used rack pre/power amps in the later days and a Hiwatt tube amp in JD and the first album. 15" drivers.
     
  11. Plus a Rick slung low to the knees. Can't leave that out.
     
  12. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Actually you can, he never owned a Rickenbacker. Since the OP specifically mentioned NO, I'd suggest a Yamaha.
     
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  13. The Rick's gotta be a sensible part of his sound
     
  14. dannster

    dannster Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    Those are from the JD days.
    He mostly plays Eccleshall Semi Hollow basses now which are nice custom copies of the Guild Starfire basses.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4423220&postcount=44

    Here is a cool vid with some good looks at the bass:


    It's all relative though. I can't imagine how infuriating it would be for Talkbass to keep up with which bass I play and when...haha.:p
     
  15. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Also make sure you use a pick.
     
  16. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  17. bcgd

    bcgd

    May 27, 2008
    Today my new DB-533 Semi-hollow arrived! I'm a big fan of Peter Hook and was able to recreate his sound on my Jazz bass pretty accurately with my current rig. The Dillion definitely is going to take it to another level.

    So far I'm happy with the sound and feel but I'm definitely going to put some heavier strings on it. I had to add a line booster to get bump up the signal/gain. Some tweaking of the EQ is also in order for the new guitar. All in all I'm very pleased. I'll let you know how it goes.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. bcgd

    bcgd

    May 27, 2008
    Heavier strings did the trick (60, 65, 85, 105) as did tweaking the EQ a little. I also eliminated the Boss Bass OD from the loop. My effects are now:

    Bass > EHX LPB-1 > Vintage Clone Theory > Amp

    Effects Loop: > Boss NS-2 > Boss D-1 >

    I'm now looking to get a little more definition out of the overdrive. Any suggestions?

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1360701386.930509.jpg
     
  19. bcgd

    bcgd

    May 27, 2008
    Go figure. I was able to get the definition/tone I was looking for by actually dialing back the drive on the OD-1.
     



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