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Best tone I've ever heard

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Premoose, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Premoose


    Nov 29, 2013
    I didn't think it was possible, but I've found a bass tone I like better than Meshuggah's bass tone. Mainly because it's slap bass. As a bonus it's on nifty bass. A Warmoth Gecko. I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff, so does anyone know how he achieves this amazing slap metal tone? The song opens with it so you get to hear it fully.

  2. I would say with a lot of gain a lot of treble and. Man what is this band called
  3. BenWhoPlaysBass


    Jun 7, 2013
    Sounds to me like a heck of a lotta high mids and distortion. To me it sounds like a guitar pedal used for bass, really.
  4. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Sounds like one of these:

  5. WashburnAB95


    Nov 18, 2013
    Maybe I just don't understand the genre but all I heard was a big huge wall of noise. Yea the players seemed to be very talented but I didn't hear anything musical.
  6. That is indeed a sick tone! However, I will say, IMO of course, that tone is only as good as it's context. Take Ryan Martinie (clangy crunch tone) and Stuart Zender (warm buttermilk tone) for instance. Polar opposite tones yet awesome tones in their proper settings. What's good for Meshuggah or Mudvayne would sound terrible on Jamiroquai and visa versa. Personally, I go for splitting the difference. Cool vid!
  7. A rule of thumb I learned as a guitarist: the best distorted tones come from the bridge pup. It's true, too. Really noticeable because of the way the string moves (more travel at the neck makes for a softer sound.
    Solo'd bridge j pups sound nice for slap, and for metal... at least I think so.
    Maybe that will get you started.
  8. PipeRain

    PipeRain Operator Of Pointy Basses

    Dec 4, 2012
    I wonder if he is splitting his signal off and sending upper mids and highs to a guitar signal chain and running his effects on that, while sending the rest of his signal to a bass rig. Looks like he is using digital stuff and that would make a split signal chain fairly easy. I tink dUg Pinnick does that, or used to do that.
  9. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008

    Chugga-chugga chugga-chugga-chug-chugga
  10. therhodeo


    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK

    I always wanted to be a vocalist. :D
  11. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    Go for it. All you need is a good set of lungs and some healthy inspiration: