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Bass tone - Asian Kung Fu Generation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Minger, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Not sure if this should go here or the recording section, but...

    I was wondering how to achieve that kind of tone. Heavy and kinda gritty at the same time...I like.

    I realize he's playing with a pick and I'm pretty sure its favoring the neck pup...anybody got suggestions? I've got 2 different Ibanezes...
  2. i think the majority of that tone comes from (no order)
    1.) pick
    2.) overdriven amp (or overdrive pedal)
    3.) bright strings
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Alrite, I figured there was some overdrive somewhere in there.

  4. I was just playing that video and my sister (who is an anime freak) was like "OMG you're watching Naruto!" and I was like "?" and she was like "that's the Naruto theme song." and I was like "?" and she was like "Naruto is my favorite anime show!" and I was like ":scowl::rollno:" and then she started singing along. Then I passed out. That's all I remember.
  5. you have two heads?
  6. And there you have it!

    I used to cop that tone quite well with my Rickenbacker 4003. No overdrive needed, just every knob cranked up.

    And Alex, that was the theme song for season 2 of Naruto in Japan.

    AKFG is a pretty cool band, though if I were to close my eyes, I'd say they sounded pretty much like most western pop-punk acts, and I'm in no mean cutting those guys down. I'm a fan.
  7. Yes
  8. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Regardless, its great stuff. Man, I need to learn Japanese - all I know is Mandarin, Taiwanese, German, and English - I needa learn Japanese...right now I've picked up a few things...

    Mein = noodles
    Ramen = instant noodles
    Baka = idiot.

    Great times...new naruto ep up tonight hopefully...end of fillers? :p

    Oh well, time to see if I can find my cheap overdrive pedal and see what I can do with the tone...
  9. Actually, that's the silly western view.

    Ramen is actually a type of egg noodle, if that makes any sense to anyone else. I don't speak Japanese, but I know that much. :p

    Gohan = rice
    Chahan = fried rice
    Daijobu = it's ok.

    I don't know why I just listed those...
  10. That's ALL you know? Pfft... /sarcasm

    I haven't been keeping up with the fillers... I watched other shows in the mean time ^_^;
  11. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I should rephrase that:
    I can kind of speak mandarin, can understand it pretty well.
    Taiwanese...speaking it is really poor, but I can understand it ok.
    German...took it in school...OK I guess.

    Should I mention I forgot Kantonese when I was like...5? Learned it cuz of my babysitter, had to translate between her and my mom...well, I guess thats my life story.

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