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Cliff Burton tone attempt, What do You guys think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RickenCliff, Aug 18, 2012.


  1. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    The other day I think I finally got my bass to sound as close to Cliff's as possible, I've been trying at it for ages. What do You guys think of it?



    Rig:
    Ibanez ATK300 into Bass Big Muff into Morley Power Wah Fuzz (One of the vintage models) into a Peavey Mark IV Head with the Graphic EQ engaged.

    Any ways I could improve it? It's always great to get some feedback! Thanks :smug:
     
  2. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    No.
     
  3. s3lggiW

    s3lggiW

    Aug 24, 2011
    Nice contribution, you classy mother ****er.

    Not much i can say because i don't know your rig that well, but if you're looking to get "that" Cliff tone (i always imagine a tone like this and this), it's just going to take a lot to dial in. My current settings (tube amp) highest treble, amp distortion med-low-ish, EHX bass boost, sustain high tone low. I don't have a PWF, sadly, and it's getting closer.

    You'll get it eventually man
     
  4. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis



    On the amp, Pre-gain and Mids are cranked up as high as they can go, gives a nice growl, Bass is around half way up, highs are about a 3 or 4.

    With the graphic Eq, which is always engaged, highs are cut off and the bass is boosted; it cuts out LOTS of feedback, which is a pain at times :spit:

    I'd say out of those two links, Bells would be alot closer to the tone I'm looking for.

    Anywho, Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. Sounds pretty close to me!
    Good job dude.
     
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    :eek:

    Settle down, Mr. s3lggiW...

    [​IMG]

    Your retort speaks volumes of classiness.
     
  7. Road Bull

    Road Bull

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seattle, WA.
    Sounds close to me man. Good job!
     
  8. I just have trouble calling this a "tone"

    There really is no "tone" left in your signal, to be honest.
     
  9. Road Bull

    Road Bull

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seattle, WA.

    See OP's original post, as in Cliff Burton tone. That is your frame of reference for the question asked. ;)

    It may not be your tone, but that is not what the OP asked.
     
  10. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I'll agree with SolarMan. The sought after sound is best classified as an effect.

    When A/B'd with this apparent isolated track, the OP is not there.

    The bass has been affected. It's clear that the OP is heading in the general direction, but has not honed it in, just yet.

    Hopefully Mr. s3lggiW will like this better.
     
  11. exidor

    exidor

    Jul 10, 2011
    Detroit,MI
    Cliff who?????? long live 12 point Buck!!!!!!!!
    good job RickenCliff
     
  12. I'd say thats as close as I'd bother trying to get. I have a pretty good ear and i could barely tell the difference. Good job!
     
  13. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    Engaging the Fuzz feature on the Morley really seemed to take me that extra mile, I don't know why it took me so long to figure that one out. Thanks x64! :smug:
     
  14. MOTORHEADBANGER

    MOTORHEADBANGER Spud-boy looking for a real tomato

    Dec 23, 2008
    Sidney, Indiana
    Are you running the Muff before or after the Wah?
     
  15. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    Before; From the bass, I got into the muff which leads into the wah. From what I've tried, Using the wah before the muff gives a not-so-pretty sound, and not in the good way :(
     
  16. cliff em all

    cliff em all

    Jul 6, 2012
    that sounds pretty rad! im still in the process of getting a wah pedal
     
  17. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    I'd say it sounds pretty damn close. Nice work.
     
  18. coldwar1977

    coldwar1977

    Aug 1, 2012
    Belgium
    I'm impressed dude. Sounds great to me!
     
  19. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Ohio
    Not much of a Cliff fan, but it sounds good to me.
     
  20. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    It's close... pretty damn close. Closer than I've gotten ;)
     

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