Can you guess the bass I used live ? Cosmocracy Inc.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Clemouze, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. Jazz Bass

    5 vote(s)
  2. Precision Bass

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  3. Stingray

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  4. Modulus Flea

    3 vote(s)
  5. Rickenbacker 4003

    44 vote(s)
  6. PJ

    8 vote(s)
  7. Thunderbird

    10 vote(s)
  8. Bass VI

    4 vote(s)
  9. 4 strings carotte

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Salut all ,

    Can you guess the type of bass I used with the band Cosmocracy Inc. in our recorded show ?

    Everything was recorded with our gear and mixed by us , some slight things done to the bass ( cuting a little 80 Hz for Kick, boosting a little 60 Hz , boosting a little trebles, etc ) but the tone is almost the same I had from my cab playing live and on the headphones when I play at home ( Mooer RADAR used )

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  2. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    I wonder if any of my bass through my rig here would sound the same.
    I'm afraid maybe YES
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  3. ac100X

    ac100X Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    Sounds like a Ricky to me.
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  4. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017

    I only listened over the awful mono speaker on my phone, whilst watching TV, but it sure sounds like a Rickenbacker 4003 to me.

    I think the band sounds great, and have managed to imbue all those covers with your own sound.

    For your next poll, might I suggest..

    Was the drummer :

    . Drunk

    . Stone cold sober

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  5. Ekajimmy

    Ekajimmy Inactive

    Nov 2, 2019
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  6. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Excellent playing! I could see it being almost any, but for S&G, I'll say bass vi.
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  7. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    Worcester, Mass
    It sounds like a picked Ric to me although could also be a Jazz. Pretty good stuff. What kind of amp do you use?
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  8. SB300


    Apr 4, 2015
  9. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France

    Haha thanks and nice one !
    The drummer was indeed playing on an electronic kit on the littlest corner of this very small bar, his sticks touching the key guy, not very comfortable !
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  10. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Thanks ! Nice to read some exotic proposal !
  11. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    No pick involved except for "I Can Feel It Dying" and some parts of the jams !

    The amp is a Gallien Krueger MB-500 head ans Gallien Krueger Neo 112 cab.
    To record I use the Mooer RADAR on the line output. I use my personal cab IR ( Gallien Krueger Neo 410 with one SM57 on center speaker and one SM57 on tweeter )
    Differences in tone between 410 and 112 is 410 is more mid scooped and has big subs, but they really share the same tone family, unlike the CX 210.
    I found OK to play live with 112 but record tone with 410 IR, I don't need so much mids on the record.

    Some effects into the amp loop ( high pass at 70 Hz, Low pass at 3500 Hz , slight boost at 4000 Hz )

    But the core of my tone comes from my overloaded bord !


    From the bass to
    - High Pass at 40 Hz always on
    - Boss EQ always on ( mainly to adjust volume from bass to bass )
    - Boss BC-1X comp always on
    - MXR envelope filter
    - seymour duncan Studio Bass comp always on
    - Electro Harmonix Tri parallel Mixer blending clean + behringer BDI-21 wet signal always on + OD Glove wet signal when drive needed
    - BOSS line selector LS-2 blending the "clean" signal from Tri Parallel Mixer to Tech21 YYZ pedal
    - Fuzz Plasma Pedal when needed
    - Mooer E-lady when needed
    - Mooer pure boost for clean boosts

    Lots of people in this board but I am happy with my tone !

    Also I had passed way more time tweaking knobs than actually learning how to play bass !
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  12. Kyuuga


    Jan 5, 2018
    Portugal's a Ricky?

    Sounds great btw, nice tone. :)
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  13. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Thanks, I put a lot of effort into that !
    The answer tonight !
  14. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Rickenbacker 4003.
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  15. I voted Jazz Bass :thumbsup:
  16. Kyuuga


    Jan 5, 2018
    Gonna be honest, after seeing all the effects you're using it could be pratically any bass.

    But if it was only amp + bass (with the amp's gain pushed obviously) then I'd say Rickenbacker or P-Bass.
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  17. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yep. No point for me to even guess. Normally I don't use any effects but if I use any of my basses through my SABDDI I can alter the sound a lot. If I add my two EQ pedals it's even more variation.
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  18. NinoD


    Jul 3, 2014
    Sounds good.Im going to say Thunderbird
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  19. Gasman

    Gasman Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
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  20. If that is a Ric, I want to know how you get that tone. I've not been able to get that tone out of any Ric I've owned in the last 20 years.