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Bass tone - Jamiroquai / Bobby McFerrin

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CEM, Aug 31, 2002.


  1. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I really like the bass tone on Jamiroquai's Traveling Wthout Moving and Bobby McFerrin's Beyond words and would like to emulate it. I hear people describing bass tones in terms rich lows, upper or lower mids punchy..yadda yadda. If you are familiar with these albums can you describe to me what the tone is and some tips on how to acheive it? I have a generic Ibanez ( no model #) with a reverse P and J setup with Fender stainless flats and a J-Station....any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. :confused:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ditch the flats, get roundwounds and take it from there.
     
  3. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I used to use rounds but I hated the finger squeek so much that I started using flats. Man, I love the feel! On the other hand, if rounds will get me the overall sound I'm looking for....any brand suggestions? Thanks for the reply BTW :)