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big truck

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thejoey57, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. thejoey57


    Jan 18, 2006
    So I work outside at Lowes
    And lots of diesel trucks drive by, and when they are at idle they
    have a real metallic sound to them

    I was thinking if someone could duplicate that type of sound
    for distortion that'd be just what i was looking for.
    Something notchy and metallic

    Anybody have any ideas if this may exist?
    of if that makes any sense
  2. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Subscribed for the sheer awesomeness of the idea....
  3. irvinz


    Nov 23, 2006
    has too much gas
    a blow torch paired with a tremolo would do the trick i think. tremolo speed should be quite high up i reckon.
  4. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Notchy and metallic = flanger.
  5. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    :meh: trem set quite squareish, on-off might do the trick. You would need some pretty thick *** distortion

    i wish i had time to experiment now.... stupid work getting in the way of life.... :p
  6. K2000


    Nov 16, 2005
    Metallic = ring modulator thrown into the mix (?)
  7. Awesome idea! :D

    And yeah, distortion + fast tremolo would be my starting point for experimentation.
  8. thejoey57


    Jan 18, 2006
    All good ideas, I was hoping to avoid using a trem, but it seems that could be part of the answer

    Any other ideas of what type of distortion etc...
  9. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    The Blowtorch would be cool, as would the ZVex Woolly Mammoth, or the Tech21 XXL Bass. All very nasty, dirty sounds. Combine that with a flanger, or a ring mod, or a trem and you'd get something very interesting.
  10. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    wow, you wouldn't believe how often i'm told that my bass sounds like a truck idling:hyper:. no joke, http://youtube.com/watch?v=-qIzZSMRKis that was just recorded with the mic. built into my camera, but give it a listen. it's a peavey millennium BXP-5 with the neck pup rolled off, TONS of mids, distortion knob on my turbo rat all the way up, and filter all the way down. the quality isn't great, so it needs to be loud to hear the sound, but yeah...listen to it, tell me what you guys think.:bassist:

    Edit: i should probably add that i'm playing finger style, and that i pick REALLY hard, but the sound might be better achieved with a pick
  11. I'd try a Rat or a Diesel Dawg if you can find one.
  12. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Turbo Rat is what i'm using, and it does the job well:smug:
  13. Mr wiggl3s

    Mr wiggl3s Banned

    Feb 27, 2009
    Heres a track i've been wanting to try. The bass sounds exactly like a truck,

    I'm going to check the ones posted. More truck!

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