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Fascination Street. Bass Tone?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Driven Crane, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Steel strings, chorus, a bit of dist or something other?
  2. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I don’t know, but the bass on that song is incredible.
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  3. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    And it geniously simple yet smart.
  4. The number of times i’ve found myself strumming along to that song... great song and bassline.
    And I think you’re already right about its sound. New strings, chorus and treble like there’s no tomorrow lol
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  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    It sounds like a Bass VI played with a pick, which it probably is since they used it a lot. Chorus probably.
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  6. rjovin

    rjovin Supporting Member

    May 27, 2011
    tampa, fl
    Chorus for sure.
    It, along with sweet child o mine, were the two main songs I referenced while researching chorus pedals.
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  7. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    It sounds like action is intentionally set suuuuper low, and in the music vid it's a Bass VI
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  8. rjovin

    rjovin Supporting Member

    May 27, 2011
    tampa, fl
    Live it's a standard bass tho.
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  9. I think you could get that tone with a standard bass, very low action, steel strings, Sansamp BDDI and a hint of chorus.
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  10. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Live tone is nothing. I like the original tone for this song.
  11. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    I'd say EQd to really bring out the zing
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  12. Sorry, it is the album tone I'm referring to - just went and had a listen on YouTube.
    You could definitely also cop that tone with bass, steel or nickel rounds with low action, MXR M80 (with Color switch engaged). A large part if that tone to me sounds like a mid scoop between 700-900 hz which is roughly what both the BDDI and M80 can easily acheive.
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  13. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Flanger (Boss BF-2)
    Distortion (Simon currently uses the ODB-3, not sure what was used when it was recorded. When playing it I use a Tech 21 GT-2)

    Roundwound strings
    Hollowbody bass (not totally essential, but it’s what Simon probably used on Disintegration)
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  14. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015
    Flanger for sure.
  15. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Bass players rule!

    Sep 8, 2015
    Pompano Beach FL
    Endorsed by Fusion ( maker of killer gig bags)
    What about Love cats
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  16. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Check out this thread, especially post #7:

    The cure bass sound.

    You can also listen to the isolated bass track from Fascination Street here:

    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  17. Cheranguista


    Dec 30, 2017
    Puerto Rico
    Checkout equipboard.com , is like a rig rundown of bassist; including Simon Gallup ,
  18. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I can’t believe that I never noticed that the bass line never changes for the entire song.
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  19. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    It’s a Stingray. Add a flanger.
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  20. Live he’s using a Boss ODB-3 on it but on the record I think it’s just new strings with a tiny bit of flange.

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