Can someone tell me what effect this is?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Pomykalsdj20, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Pomykalsdj20


    Dec 26, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Can anyone tell me what effect Este is using, if one at all, at the :21 mark?

    I can’t tell if it’s the bass, or if it’s a synth/keyboard with the bass.
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Sounds like some sort of ratty gated or 'starved' fuzz with a weird EQ setting. That's all I got. It reminded me of this:

    Maybe Ms. Haim was chasing after that sound.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    No idea, but thanks, never heard of them before, good stuff.
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  4. Pomykalsdj20


    Dec 26, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Yeah that definitely sounds like it's the right direction. I want that sound so bad. I was hoping it was a Flanger, Phaser, or some other easy solution. I was able to get kind of close with a subtle Flanger, but it wasn't quite right.
  5. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    It's likely some dirt from a recording console, like Pbass direct in, and gain up.
  6. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    It comes in even stronger at 3:22. Sounds like a synth doubling the bass briefly. Might be there in the background for the rest of the song.
  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Just search the phrase ‘bass face’ in all forums mode, or at least “bassists”.
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  8. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    The part at 0:21 I’m sure could be convincingly done with a TAFM. That box has some wild sounds inside of it. Does the gated, starved fuzz sound great. I’ve got close to that sound from the TAFM before.

    The part at 3:22 I’d say is definitely a synth, but could be done with a TAFM and octave.

    Haim is great. I got their second album but hadn’t taken the time to listen to anything from their first.
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  9. Pomykalsdj20


    Dec 26, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Yeah, their second album is good, but their first is my favorite.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

  11. Pomykalsdj20


    Dec 26, 2012
    Madison, WI
    I agree with your agreement.
  12. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    This wasn't a bass, it was a synth. I was gutted when I read that.
  13. Pomykalsdj20


    Dec 26, 2012
    Madison, WI
    If anyone’s wondering, I solved the mystery; or at least achieved the sound. I nailed it with a USA Big Muff, noise gate mod (100k pot wired to the r14 resistor), and sustain around 9 o’clock.
  14. I like this all girl band. Lots of great bass tone.

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