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Fretless tone question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the low one, Oct 25, 2009.


  1. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    UK
    How do you think this guy is getting this tone, pickup balance, strings, eq etc

    It just sits in the mix well yet stands out for the short solo at 3:20 with a nice punch
     
  2. Dbassmon

    Dbassmon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    That scooped sound with snap on top is both pickups on...Classic Jazz bass tone. Lots of compression on his sound, probably added post.
    Good sounding cover band.
     
  3. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    UK
    Yes, I think you're right about compression.
    EQ, boosting mids or cutting bass ?
    I think it sounds like flatwound strings.
     
  4. Thornhill

    Thornhill

    Jul 14, 2008
    Best guesses: Flatwound, EQ "scooped" with some Hi's added, somewhat more neck than bridge pickup, compression added post.
     

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