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'64 Jazz sound

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hoel, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. hoel


    Jul 16, 2003
    Oppdal, Norway
    I'm listening to Robbie Williams - Something beautiful from the Escapology CD and I notice the great sounding bass.

    It's defined, plus it has bottom and great punch. And it lays perfectly in the mix, without sounding hard.

    I have a '64 Fender Jazz Bass, and an Eden WT-800 with two 210T cabs. I don't think my bass sounds so far from this but is it anything I can do to get a sound similar to this?

    Is it compressed?

    Advices is appreciated :)

    Greetings from Norway,
  2. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi Hoel,

    I find it very difficult to achieve an "Album/Recording Sound" with a LIVE setup.

    Try making a few changes at a time, to track yourself into to setting. Listen to the details you mentioned and spend hours adjusting the EQ ;)

    About your question for compression, I would say that it is. Not that much, but a little to get that punchy touch.

    Just my humble thoughts :ninja:
  3. hoel


    Jul 16, 2003
    Oppdal, Norway
    That's true with the studio/live-sound. But put on Rolling Stones - Shine a light (live from the Stripped CD) same type of bass sound. Most likely a Sadowsky, isn't it?

    I love that sound :)
  4. hoel


    Jul 16, 2003
    Oppdal, Norway
    Any more suggestions? :ninja:
  5. rubo


    Aug 25, 2003
    Most likely it was recorder onto 2" Tape, and it's very hard to reproduce that sound, unless you have a nice Studer Machine.

  6. hoel


    Jul 16, 2003
    Oppdal, Norway
    Can you explain this? :eyebrow: