bass growl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StingrayKid21, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Hey everybody. I am new here to TalkBass and I was wondering how some bass players get the low "growl" sound. Is it just part of the recording or do some basses just produce this sound? I have heard that it is characteristic of Fender Jazz basses, but I have a Stingray 5 and would love to get this kind of sound. Does anyone have any suggestions???

  2. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    You may be hearing a fretless. That is where you will get your maximum growl for the buck. However, It could be a Jazz. Can you name a song you heard it on?
  3. Jazz style, pickups at the neck or with offset coils + EQ should give you a growl, I've found the neck pickup of most basses has more growl then the one at the bridge.
  4. Tronictq

    Tronictq Guest

    Jan 23, 2001
    Pull out the frets on any P bass and you got ONE HECK OF A TONE!!

  5. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    But "growl"? Nah.
  6. MNbassboy

    MNbassboy Guest

    Oct 9, 2001
    Bemidji MN
    I don't know exactly what sound you are looking for, but have you tried an octave effect? That can add somewhat of a growl to the tone.
  7. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    actually, the Musicman basses are cherished by many for their growl.

    check out Aeroplane by the chili peppers, the bass sound has a lot of growl to it and I think it was recorded with a Stingray5.
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    p bass growls. open the tone control 3/4 and pick near the bridge...
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    hmm.. I also have a stingray5 and it growls and growls.. your profile says you have an ampeg combo amp.. if you aren't getting growl out of that.... somethin's not right....
  10. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Hey everybody! Thanks for all of your input. I just remembered hearing something about my type of amp not being real good for low-end playing so that might be part of the reason I'm not getting the "growl" that I'm looking for. I'll see what I can do with my EQ. Anyway thanks again!!
  11. I've got a great crazy growl on my Carvin LB75, i was suprised when i first played it, but it sounds great.