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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sloppy_phil, Oct 26, 2011.
that's what threw me off....
Well, glad I could get you into some reggae for a moment, even if it's not your favourite!
It's funny, I didn't specifically set out when recording to try and make my basses sound the same; in fact I was a little nervous about bringing the Ric out to this band once I got it; figured it would be way too Prog or something. But it worked, and when we finished with the songs, I was pretty surprised by how similar the basses sounded.
And that would be a neat project to try out. Could be tough to arrange, but the results would be pretty cool I expect.
Yeah, this whole thread was a really roundabout way of me trying to make this same point. I figured just saying it didn't avail me enough; had to go to the hard evidence!
On a side note, I'm really happy this thread has generated some thoughtful discussion!
I have also owned both for many years and got it wrong. Honestly, I'm shocked I was quite sure I was right.
Just goes to show, the tone is in the fingers.
I say #1 is the Rick. Ive only owned knockoffs, and heard recordings, but I dont think Rics but neither of them sounded like as bassy as Robin Hood
Haha...knew it! The ole bulk lumber bass with a natural finish. Everyone should know that sound.
You must have cheated. You must have manipulated the recording. You must have really messed up electronics in the Ric. No, wait, you have really messed up electronics in the P. And your DI must have somehow greatly colored the tone. And, um, let's see... Oh, yeah, computer clips are all greatly compressed so they all sound the same anyway.
Either that or the two basses sound pretty similar when you play them. But, of course, we don't want to believe that.
SHHHH!!!! Dude... you're totally blowing my cover
<- my ninja lookout assassin. Don't let him see you, or it will already be too late
This should always be getting a +1, so, uh....
I haven't read the answer yet. I'm not as familiar with the Ric sound as I guess I should be - never had or played one. I'm sticking with this assessment because Robin Hood sounds more hollow, and I always thought that was a characteristic of Rics.... I'm playing the bass line to Eight Days A Week in my head to prove I'm right....
I've got a 50/50 chance of being right....
I voted "I can't tell". I realized that while I *wanted* Darkness to be the precision, I couldn't say for sure. The tone on Robin Hood was thinner in some way. SonicFrog may be more correct in calling it hollow.
Anyway, I am glad that Darkness was the precision.
No I mean my n00b-to-bass ears didn't get the question right
Of course the only bass I have any experience listening to and knowing what it is is my Yamaha, so I can't feel TOO bad about it...
Upon listening to the examples, I thought the second one was the Ric. Seems I was correct.
They were both big and fat, but the second one had a deep hollowness to it that I tend to associate with Rics when played on both pickups or just on the neck pickup with the tone rolled off.
Yeah, lol - it's not like you ever see a poll that asks:
"ok, there are two clips here, in one I'm playing finger style near the neck, and in the other I'm slapping the $&@& out of the bass. Let's see who can really tell the difference"
Tone is in the fingers
You do realize I now have this driving urge to build one of these!!!
the original thread that bass got posted in was a pretty interesting and enlightening read. something about a jazz bass vs the scrapwood bass; really crazy!
I should have another mix of Robin Hood done on Saturday; we have to get that and one other song fully mastered still. Went in today to touch up the mix, and we pumped the bass and kick drum up a bit; everybody agreed the tune needed a little more thump! Also altered the amp/DI blend to favour the amp, and it's got more of the cabinet's high-end roll off going on now, too.
i knew it was carrots from the second i haerd it
I guessed right. Its pretty easy to tell the rick nasily snarl tone in any band setting... I really want a rick haha.
Dan Atkinson is the man to talk to:
I got it right... the P with its characteristic mid-range and the Ric with its usual deep sound (misleading song titles!). Were you running the neck pickup by itself? Both really cool tones by the way! I hope you keep using both basses.
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