4-Stringed Satan Summoning Saa

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by AcidCat907, Dec 2, 2019.

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  1. AcidCat907


    Dec 2, 2019
    Hey there fellas!!! Playin' my 4 string Silvertone on my way to the Pinewood Derby!!! ....tryin to summon Satan..

    Fun introductory sentence with a good hook anyways. Since Wednesday I've been trying to manifest what I can only describe as "Satan's Army's Marching Melody." I'm stuck to a cheap beginner 4 string akin to like a Silvertone or First Act. I have a decent little Fender Amp, no effects besides hand made. I've found so many little ways to make this little fella sound like a soul harvesting fire eater, I'm close to what I want. Does anybody have any little tips I might find useful for making a deep and evil hair raising harmony. Wow me please, playing closer to the bridge, bending low E past the nut, muted double slaps, muted hammers/pull offs.... I've put hours into this Satanic Sonet, I'm almost at the point of putting it all together, but I don't want to miss anything.

    I'm playing in Drop D (want to be able to bust this out acoustic and scare people that wonder to my fire)
    I have been playing like 11 years moderately and HARD recently. I'm well aware of how to manipulate the sounds of my guitar very finely. Any advice is appreciated :)

    PLUS ULTRA!!!!!!!
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  2. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Er.... what? o_O
  3. AcidCat907


    Dec 2, 2019
    Hahahaha, heck man, I'm asking some pretty technical and specific stuff. Have you never tried to make a bass guitar rumble so evily Satan himself would tap his hoof/hoove...?
  4. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Yes, but you'll need this (I don't have it anymore, sorry):

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  5. AcidCat907


    Dec 2, 2019
    Haha nice!!! Seems nobody has any tips on heavy, low, evil sounding bass. I do good enough on my own anyways.
  6. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Wait, are you hoping for a serious answer? :D I don't know, did you already try to push everything you have up to 6? ;)
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  7. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Set everything to 6 and tune to BEAD

    use 2 810s
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  8. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
  9. tr4252


    May 27, 2013
    You will need an amplifier capo; contact Nigel Tufnel.

  10. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Offering some sacrificial milk and cookies summons Santa quite effectively.
  11. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    But Santa is an anagram of Satan. Could it be the same person? :nailbiting:
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  12. PullThePlug


    Jan 8, 2014
    This the season for shortbread!
    I am a choco milk and Walkers shortbread kinda guy myself
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  13. _One//Man//Mutiny_

    _One//Man//Mutiny_ Gold Supporting Member

    Is the guy who punishes the bad people, bad?
  14. Heisenbass

    Heisenbass Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Berlin, Germany
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I got exactly what he means. But obviously he's operating at a far higher Satan level than most, and should be giving US advice.
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  16. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

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  17. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
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  18. Outbush


    Nov 6, 2016
    I like having my Fretting finger up past the correct fret (so a low G, finger is just the 4th fret side of the 3rd fret) with just enough pressure for the string not to vibrate on the fret. It’s a sort of dull, muted tone (but never worked for me on basses with big frets). Take a ton of the top end out with the tone knob or on the amp. Not sure if it constitutes evil though, or for that matter can you even use the word “constitutes” when discussing evil bass sounds. Try it if you don’t already use it because it sounds pretty cool even if a bit commonplace.
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  19. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
  20. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Let’s hear what you have so far.
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