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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KronRider, Jun 23, 2002.
Which bass would be preferred plugged into an old school SVT with the gain "on 11" ??????
I dunno, with the Overdriven SVT...I'm temped to say a Rick, because they have more treble, inherently, which are more "distortable"...that is, they have definition, and not mud of say a distorted B string might have.
OTOH, because it's the amp being overdriven, not a ceap pedal, the P might do just as well.
being a fan or both basses tou mentioned i'd say that they are really different wen used on a cranked SVT. i'd say that the one the gain much tone is the rick. i'd say this because to my ears the P sounds great in every situation and with every amp, while Rick is not so good with every amp. the combo SVT+Rick is a killer one, but i'd say that the P is always a pleasure! if you want a more gritty and distorted sound go with a rick, a 4001 with bypass surgery, otherwise a P will never fail.
i never could get into ricks no matter how hard i tried.
i thought that the tone was awful when i went through an swr.
but when i listen to pre-chancellor tool, i think to myself "damn, how'd paul d'amour get a rick to sound so bad-***?"
i thought the rick sounded "smooth and jazzy" every time i played it.
i guess it really is dependant on the amp.
as for your question, i'm no help.
but am i really one...ever?
There is no absolute answer to this question. For *me*, P-bass and SVT is like Jack and Coke, gin and tonic, Guinness and Bass (not all six at once though... )
But I sometimes used to play my friend's Ricky 4001 through my SVT rig and that sounded righteous too.