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brother hates my tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iamchance, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011
    my brother is a guitar player and he says my tone is too clear. i have a schecter omen 4 bass with a ampeg ba-115 amp. im on style 2 trebel is at 12:00 mids are at 2:00 and bass is at 2:00. i personally like my tone it has a mark hoppus type quality to it and a jason newsted type feel. anything i should try changing?

    my tone View attachment talkbass.mp3
  2. I wouldn't change. Instead tell him that you aren't so stoked on his tone, either. He probably wants you to be quieter, less audible, so the world will focus on his gui**** awesomeness. Don't cave!
  3. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011

    you know that makes sense! i like mids so i cut through good but its not overbearing annoying i can see him saying that just for that reason
  4. Waldo19


    Jul 9, 2011
    If you've got a sound file we'd be more able to help you figure out if your brother has any validity to his claim. But I wouldn't change unless his comment has more to do with where you are fitting into the mix.
  5. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Never take tone advice from a guitar player, I don't care if he's your brother, your best friend or a complete stranger.
  6. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Contrary to popular opinion, successful musical ventures have far more to do with collaboration and cooperation, aka serving the music, than individuals getting their own way.

    Ask your guitarist what's driving his needs.
  7. James L

    James L

    Jul 24, 2011
    Nope! If you like it then that's you. Don't change.
  8. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
  9. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011
    all he says is it is too clear and i have too much trebel but my trebel is at 12 o'clock
  10. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Maybe he doesn't know the difference between treble and mids? What kind of music are you playing? Try leaving your treble ( and mid if applicable) knobs alone and bumping the bass a tad.
  11. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011

    stay posted ill upload a sound file!
  12. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Let's see, your brother is not a bassist, sound tech., or experienced band leader? If not, maybe he's giving you an unqualified opinion. ;)
  13. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    Me wants to listen!! :bag:
  14. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    Before we jump to conclusions, does the OP even play in a band with the guitar playing brother in question?
  15. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    He's brother ;)
  16. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    It sounds like he thinks your tone is too bright in general. Maybe try cutting treble or high mids. When the amp treble is set to flat, all it means is that it isn't ADDING treble, not that treble is absolutely neutral.
  17. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011

    View attachment talkbass.mp3
  18. iamchance


    Dec 3, 2011
    i posted a mp3 check it out!;)
  19. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I always respond with, "if you pay me you can set my tone".
  20. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Sounds fine from here!

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