Finally achieved my tonal goal!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Wanted to share this ... after 3.5 years with this band, at our last gig I finally found the tone I've been after forever... Would love your opinion on it:
  2. zachreh


    Mar 7, 2008
    south florida
    perfect p bass town with a hit of overdrive I really love it and the bass is nice and loud :)
  3. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    No effects at all!
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Nice, good filming too. ( Do you guys go for the black and white theme between the bass/guitar/ singer shirt, looks slick)

    Now, how long do you think this will be your tone? The quest never ends in my book, the grass is always greener...
  5. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Love it
  6. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    My opinion is that you-all have got tight.
    I love the sound you are getting, by the
    way, did you use any effects?

  7. ics1974


    Apr 13, 2012
    I really like it but like your tone better here.
  8. My phone doesn't do it justice, but I love that song. Gotta listen on my computer when I get home.
  9. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Nice pbass, nice tone.

    love it
  10. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Thanks all. Just a 2008 am std pbass, genz shuttle 12.0 and some markbass cabs
  11. pinz


    Jun 14, 2010
    I have to agree with the above post,but Im a new convert to P after a decade on Jazzes.
    But in saying that I do also dig that tone in the first clip too,I guess Im looking for something in between.Plus I gotta dig in more :)
    Thanks for the inspiration.
  12. Rev.Dr.


    Oct 4, 2007
    Metro Atlanta
    Very nice! I am probably a new convert in the making. I played a Fender pbass with a maple fretboard a few days ago and was surprisingly floored by the tone.
  13. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    The Good Ole' P-bass again huh? :)
  14. AMp'D.2play

    AMp'D.2play Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Very nice, Pete! I listened through my laptop and I'm looking forward to putting on some headphones later and giving it an even better listen.

    My P bass in on the bubble whether it stays or goes, but videos like yours give me a moment of pause.

    On a side note, I know you're a NJ bassist, but I just now noticed you're from the Clinton area. I used to live in Hunterdon Cty (Lebanon) and was just in Clinton 2 days ago. Damn, I miss living out there!

    Merry Christmas!
  15. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Nice bass, too!! Slamming tone here.
  16. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too. I've been through a hundred effects, amps and basses but this combination seems to finally be magic. I was a jbass devotee for my first 25 years then got that P-bass 3 years ago and haven't looked back.
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    Sounds great.

    Been a while since I played Cumbersome.... Or my Precision!
  18. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Also, a fresh set of Rotosounds didn't hurt either.
  19. guroove


    Oct 13, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    I was about to guess this, no lie! I love the tone, and the fact that you achieved this without any effects is a true testament to the consistency of your technique. Very nice.