Scoop it!

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  1. musicman666

    musicman666 Supporting Member

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    Wow! I never knew scooping was so complicated!?
     
  2. JimmyM

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    LOL! Well I'll give him that he came up with a really good tone before he put the Sansamp on. But I found the Sansamp superfluous and cringed just a little bit every time he turned it on because of the added compression. And yeah, that was a long way to go to get that tone.
     
  3. BurningSkies

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    Wouldn't be the sound I'd use for reggae ;) but it's a pretty common sound for hard rock/punk.
     
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  6. BurningSkies

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    I played in punk, hardcore, industrial and a few other indie genres throughout the 80's and early 90's. I still wouldn't use that tone. Undefined buzzy mess.
     
  7. JimmyM

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    What can I tell you? I liked it.
     
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    He didn't mention that you need a tort pickguard to get these tones, and we don't know whether the tones sound good on the D and G strings.
     
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    Not really a tone I'd use, ever. But I go for a more midrangy sound.
     
  11. FretNoMore

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    Hmm. I think I liked the pre-all-the-tweaking tone best. :)
    But then again I don't play punk or metal.
     
  12. Jaco Taco

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    How to make your bass as unmusical as possible.
     
  13. DOOMBOOM

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    Does anyone know what type of Bass this is?
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    I know its ESP..but I dont know what model it is or where it was made...If anybody knows anything please let me know. I paid 700$ for this the guy that sold it to me said it was a vintage ESP from the 80's...Hope I was not fooled..=/
     
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    You could perhaps try asking here: http://www.espguitars.com/forums
     
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    I actually liked the tone best before he fiddled with anything, ie. the SVT2 set dead flat. The application of the Sans Amp made the p-bass sound like it was full of angry bees.
     
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    It's funny how much effort he puts into ending up with that tone in the end...
     
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    Every time he touches the amp he sounds worse.
     
  19. BurningSkies

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    That's cool. First off, I'd have a hard time with anyone shopping me 'THE' tone. There is no one tone. Its never a cookie cutter thing. If I walked into a studio and the engineer said "Hey, here's the amp you are going to use, and I've set it all up, so just plug in and don't touch it". I'd probably turn around and leave.

    "Here's a P-bass. Its got the exact right tone for playing PUNK RAWK!...now let me EQ the hell out of it because it doesn't sound like what we want at all. Now that's done lets wrap the tone in a thick fizzy blanket of indescriptness" is sort of what he did. Besides, I would have taken a DI and mic it once or twice so I had options.

    Its not punk rock until it sounds like you've never touched a bass and you've never worked an amp. I mean, Sid didn't need to practice or know how to use an amp. ;)
     
  20. Phendyr_Loon

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    First question, has this guy never heard of talkbass? He put rounds on a p bass! Only kidding.

    I'd really like to know why he felt it necessary to use an MIA p, I recall 10 years ago getting that same tone from a $100 hondo and a blown combo.

    All in all the tone is not for me. Just from my experience I could see that bass getting lost in the mix and being buried with the guitars once the Sansamp kicks on.
     
  21. inri222

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    This is true.
     

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