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EBMM SR4 + flats with samples

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Aug 29, 2007.


  1. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    here's a couple of clip of my SR4 with a set of vintage Fender flats 50-105 (vintage means that they where in the shop for the last 10 years or so... )
    (first time I put flats on my bass)

    Sr4 eq flat into Sansamp BDDI (fat tube mode) into soundboard.
    I didn't know what to play this time so I'm just playing the very first things that came into my mind on the drum clips.

    what can I say...I love my SR4 with flats, maybe I'm going to switch to a 45-105 instead of the 50-105 cause the G is really too big...

    anyway, hope you enjoy (though I'm not a great player)

    http://www.gospel.bo.it/albums/userpics/10109/FLATSFINGER.mp3

    http://www.gospel.bo.it/albums/userpics/10109/fLATPLETTRO.mp3
     
  2. Great sound!!!!! Absolutely mega tone!!

    Love it!!!!!
     
  3. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago
    nice tone!

    I keep EBMM flats on my SR4 HH and they work well for anything.

    It sounds like you've got a rosewood board on that ray?
     
  4. bluestarbass

    bluestarbass

    Jul 31, 2007
    Indianapolis
    Im extremely interested in hearing the reply on this. Not to take if off topic but thats a huge debate as to whether the fretboard wood has any affect on tone. I believe it does, many luthiers disagree with me.
     
  5. rummy

    rummy

    Apr 17, 2006
    Lombard, IL
    Hey, man. The sound clips sound wicked. I never thought to throw flats on my ray.
     
  6. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    :D you win!

    here's the sparkle baby ;)

    MM4.
    MM.
    MM3.
    MM9.
    MM8.
    sr42.
    sr44.
    sr45.
    sr49.
    sr412.
    sr46.
     
  7. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    :eek:

    Gorgeous neck on that 'Ray!
     
  8. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Sounds great, man.

    I've been telling people about flats on Stingrays for years, and mostly I get either blank looks or "But I won't sound like Flea."

    Thanks for taking the time to put those up.
     
  9. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    That sounds fantastic.
     
  10. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    thanks guys, now that finally I know that they sound so good maybe I need to find the right flats...
    these fenders sounds really good but maybe they're too much "jamersonian" for me..
     
  11. steamthief

    steamthief

    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I think it's time to try some flats on my SR4.

    Great tone, and I really dug your fingerstyle groove, too. :bassist:
     
  12. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago

    My main axe going on 11 years is an SR4 w/ rosewood! So, the difference between a brunette or blonde is huge to my ears. I only recently bought maple necked basses to expand my tonal pallet. My first one was a maple necked SR5 HH, which I happen to keep flats on! I love the flats on my fretted stingrays, maple or rosewood, since I'm not one to slap that often.
    BassAngled.


    I tried flats for about 6 months on my 30th anniversary fretless, and they had a really nice bottomy thump to them. But I was really wanting a little more definition and mwaah, so I went back to rounds on that one.
    Bucket1.

    Oh, and that is a lovely black sparkle! My favorite flats are the EBMM and the chromes. They start out a little brighter than other brands, but they do mellow nicely, and have a "no-so-sticky" feel, imo.
     
  13. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Wisconsin
    Yea baby ! delis tone there.
     
  14. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
  15. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    mmm...sounds so bad?
     
  16. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Ps: I'm not really into the Maiden, but I like this song.
     
  17. wow sweet sound Micolao!
    how does slap sound on it?
    P.S. I really dig that harmonic little ditty moving into the next chord change
     
  18. soniq

    soniq

    Apr 19, 2006
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    Having owned an SR4 I have to say that a lot of that meaty tone is owed to the BDDI. Wish I had gotten one sooner because IMO it really brings out the best of a bass' tone. Granted my amp ain't the greatest.

    Awesome sound clips BTW.
     
  19. sincity

    sincity

    Oct 16, 2002
    Connecticut
    I just wanted to thank you for putting posting normal fingerstyle sound clips.

    So many times, I just want to hear a bass with simple straight forward playing.

    Please don't take "simple" the wrong way. It just seems everytime I hear a sound clip of a bass, it is a slap clip.

    Your playing and tone sound great.

    I use Lakland Joe Osborn flats on my Fender 57' P. I really dig them. Nice growl, excellent feel, and not too tight.
     

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