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Call me master of the obvious...

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by loendmaestro, Jun 21, 2007.


  1. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    OK, so I've had my G&L ASAT for a year & a half or so. I've raved about it's looks, features, cool styling & general tones in a band setting.

    Well, I haven't had the opportunity to properly record with it....until now.

    Oh

    My

    God

    Man, you can't deny the sheer, unadulterated power of those MFD's. I recorded the main track active/series/both pick ups into my hybrid amp with the tube drive off through a 15".
    Then for the chorus I went passive via a Little Big Muff through all the same settings.

    Jesus H tapdancin' Christ - that is one B-I-G tone! The song is kind of over the top to begin with, but the massive G&L tones are just pure evil. :bassist:

    All you boys here already realize the power I know....it just makes me kind of sad for those that aren't quite G&L savvy.

    Because they are missing quite the opportunity....:rollno:


    Sorry to point out what is really common knowledge, but no one else would really understand now would they?!
     
  2. Got a pic of you playing it?

    Would it be weird playing an ASAT in a Metal band setting? Hmm...
     
  3. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I wouldn't really categorize ourselves as metal, but there are definitely some heavy moments...
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  4. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    Oh yeah, you guys are totally metal...:D:D:D:D
     
  5. I don't know much about recording, but wouldn't series be too noisy to record with? I haven't owned many G&Ls, but whenever I flip to series in a live setting I get noticeable background hum.
     
  6. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Studios tend to be far quieter than stages are. A good shielding job on the control cavity helps with this immensely.

    One engineer I worked with didn't really look at my bass when we set up to record. When I started tracking with my SB-2 he actually stopped the session to ask me what kind of bass that was. His ears told him that something is different about this "P-bass."
     
  7. Hahaha, ok, I said metal because I wanted to see a pic of it being played slung low (Which he did)

    All the pics I saw were the bass being strapped high.
     
  8. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Oh great, now everybody will want one. Jeeze can't you keep a secret? ;) :D

    Jim
     
  9. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    THAT is funny!

    Yeah man...we're like metal for the elderly. Cast Iron if you will...

    Cheers!
     
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