I feel this is a topic that has been debated long and hard, but never organized. It's not totally subjective, though, so I feel we should be able to categorize it, if you will. What I'm looking for is descriptions of what you think growl is and what you do in order to get it. Include video/audio when you can to help us understand. Personally, I think of growl when I hear Stuart Zender's tone on this Rapper's Delight video and plenty of other Jamiroquai tunes, of course. I know he uses Warwick Streamers more often than not, but I believe he uses low mids, cuts the extreme highs, and may or may not use flatwounds some of the time. When I want to get growl on my bass I always boost the low mids, cut 500 Hz almost completely on my EQ pedal and than boost the mid wideband a lot. This way, I get the punch in that frequency range, but not the harshness. This is for my version of Zender's tone. Here's a question to get the rest of you thinking. What growl have you experienced to be the best? Custom bass? MM? P-Bass? J-Bass? Some other type of pickup bass? Share how you get the best growl for your sound. Include EQ tips and info about what bass you use, if you want. -Eric Zehnder.