Advice on getting the right sound for this song- All About That Bass

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Squishbass, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Squishbass


    Mar 2, 2011
    So doing the covers/wedding band thing with a great female vocalist. Need to cover this tune (please don't judge me too harshly!!). Any advice on how to replicate the bass sound in this live clip would be much appreciated. Currently playing Musicman Stingray bass through Little Mark III head. Thanks
  2. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Sounds like some subtle chorus on the bass. I would just dial in your favorite clean tone and focus on the groove.

    And judge you why? For playing an awesome song?
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This. I just plucked near the bridge and kept it round when I played it.

    Groove it and have fun.
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  4. Squishbass


    Mar 2, 2011
    Very cool- thanks for both those bits of advice. I don't have a chorus pedal at the moment so sounds like I'll be trying to dial in a good tone and get into it. Thanks :)
  5. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    fingers and p-bass with a bit of chorus.
  6. Squishbass


    Mar 2, 2011
    I can only really play fingers so that works. Haven’t got a p-bass but would love to get one once I’ve got some cash. Can anyone recommend a chorus pedal for me?? Most likely I’ll have to consider my options and buy online as the range available in local stores I’d really limited.
  7. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I used to get a much thicker, chewier, chorus than you seek by stacking a few models in my Zoom ms60b. This does chorus well, with the added bonus of low price, and a bunch of other models to check out.
  8. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    My suggestion is to skip the chorus pedal for this song. Follow what two fingers said - I would do the exact same thing. It's not like the crowd will refuse to dance to the tune if you DID NOT use a chorus pedal.
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  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    The crowd doesn't care about the exact bass tone. You your tone that sits right in the mix, and play the tune.