Robert Trujillo Bass Tone!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by devinp17, Apr 6, 2014.


  1. devinp17

    devinp17 Guest

    Hi everyone. I really like Rob Trujillo's tone! Its KILLER! So I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for me to get closer to his sound in this video of his solo at the beginning of For Whom The Bell Tolls:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlW0gGsSPsU

    Any Ideas? Thanks! :)
  2. The Rage

    The Rage

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    Don't know if I'm right, but I hear something like a "bass balls" buried under the distorsion...
    Maybe signature Trujillo string by Dunlop can help
  3. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    P bass with flats through a passive DI, it's so obvious.
  4. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

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    A load of distortion on that tone, for sure. And don't forget the clank!!

    Peace,
    Greg
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  6. AndyLES

    AndyLES

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    Big muff and wah, no? Seems pretty obvious....that's what every Metallica bassist has done.
  7. tooley

    tooley

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  8. CQC6

    CQC6

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    I think some of that tone is the fact he plays extremely hard. Some of that tone is his hands for sure.

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