Djenty Tone

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by grofce94, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. grofce94


    May 9, 2013
    I've always liked the idea of having that awsome "djenty" tone, but don't know how to actually achieve it. What tunning, what technique? Experiences anyone? :eek:
  2. Schmorgy


    Jul 2, 2012
    I'm assuming you're referring to the low note that they bounce off of. The metalcore bassists (since Djent is pretty much a subgenre of metalcore) often use a 5 string bass and then just repeatedly "bounce" off of the low B string.

    Probably one of the better examples of how this is done. Most of Djent's sound comes from the guitars. The bass work isn't much different from other metalcore genres.
  3. grofce94


    May 9, 2013
    Great! Thank you, I know now where to start. What is he doing on the beginning, 0:03-0:05? Is that a tap? And is he doing some weird slapping technique at 2:34?
  4. AngelCrusher


    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    Its pretty basic slapping to be honest. There is nothing weird about it. You just need to have good left hand mute skills and tight timing with your right hand.
  5. liquidState


    Mar 5, 2013
    Simple. Thick pick, pick hard. If you aren't able to do that, pluck aggressively near the bridge, making sure to get a little clack. As for the EQ, try scooping different types of mids scoops.

    But, like Schmorgy said, most of the "djent" sound comes from the guitar's bottle sound.
  6. SirCyan


    Jul 5, 2013
    Okay so I've noticed in a lot of bands with that djent tone, the bassist really just stays the same with that 5 string bass and some heavy picking. Something I was tempted to try out though was bringing those djenty feels of the guitar on the bass! I feel this could actually work, mainly because the standard tuning for an 8 string guitar is F# B EADGbe, so basically you can get the F# BEA part down with a 4 string bass. I also know a some bands that drop tune their lowest string to E, so I guess less work for you haha. Now the rest of it is technology wise. Basically you want to get that "tube" fill so you can always get a amp head with tubes and such. You also want to have a compressed feel to it, so that's when special pedals like noise gate come into play. Keep your mids relatively high, and turn your tone to the max limit. Hope that helps out a bit!
  7. grofce94


    May 9, 2013
    So Noise gate, mids high, tone on max? Thanks all!