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Anyone know what effect/effects?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MoFoTWeeTeR, Mar 11, 2013.


  1. MoFoTWeeTeR

    MoFoTWeeTeR

    Jan 1, 2013
    Watching SNL this past week and i was digging this bass players tone and growl he would have during the intro and later when Jay- Z came out. Anyone know what effects he is using?

    Heres the video on Hulu.
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/465355
     
  2. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Sounds like a combo between keys, bass and guitar to me.......SO the resultant sound is coming from 3 combined instruments (I agree with vegas532 below, it's clean)
     
  3. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I was just watching that and noticed that tone---it was so sick. I was thinking it had to be some kind of synth, but I have no idea which one.

     
  4. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Clean bass tone, no effects.
     
  5. MoFoTWeeTeR

    MoFoTWeeTeR

    Jan 1, 2013
    Damn... Wish I knew how to get that mean tone then..
     
  6. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Bright strings, slight boost in the mids and treble. Brings out the snarl a bit.
     
  7. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I'm skeptical of you guys saying no effects...I hear an octave in there...
     
  8. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    reeeeeallly sounds like an octaver in there. you can hear it early on too. It's clean but still clearly sounds like an octave shift
     
  9. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Since I'm on a Macbook (crappy speakers), I listened again with a good set of headphones and yes, it's an octaver. Sounds like an EBS Octabass to me.
     
  10. MoFoTWeeTeR

    MoFoTWeeTeR

    Jan 1, 2013
    Niceeee! Now the research for an octive pedal begins. Thanks guys
     
  11. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    That's Adam Blackstone and he uses an EBS Octabass, what a tone and player!
     
  12. MoFoTWeeTeR

    MoFoTWeeTeR

    Jan 1, 2013

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