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dry bass tone in death metal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by champbassist, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. I'm new to the realm of bass equalization & tone settings. Could anyone tell me how the bassists in death metal(esp. alex webster,troy tipton) get their bone dry tone. A quintessential example wud be the bass solo in hammer samashed. Sounds like lots of treble to me; probably new strings or heavy gauge strings. Just asking in terms of mid, lo, high mix here.
  2. thats pretty much the exact sound you get with a bass with EMG pups and an svt3 pro or svt 4 pro, with the mids boosted a little
  3. gm jack

    gm jack

    Oct 5, 2008
    Reading UK
    In Cannibal Corpse, a lot of Alex's tone come from his very low action so the strings bounce of the frets when he attacks the strings, not unlike slap.

    This is covered in a sticky in the technique forum.
  4. dry tone? active bass, mid scoop, DI or cheap solid state amp.

  5. I was reading about his gear once, if I recall correctly he used a GK then a SVT-400t into a 810e in the early days. But yeah his tone seems to have a scoop with a lot of highs.

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