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Getting a P bass sound out of a non P bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassPlayer95, Jan 7, 2012.


  1. BassPlayer95

    BassPlayer95

    Oct 1, 2011
    Title pretty self explanatory. First, let me explain my gear. I currently rock a Dean Edge 09 (all the descriptions just say 1 soapbar pickup) an Acoustic B10 15 watt amp (very simple, volume, high, mid, low knobs) and a BP90 multi-effects pedal. Next, I can't afford a p bass. And Squier doesn't make lefty p basses. What's the best way to get aP bass sound?
     
  2. It's a pretty looking bass, but I'm assuming that it sounds like a single-coil pick-up. If that's true, it'll sound as much as a P Bass as a Jazz Bass with the neck pup solo'ed, which doesn't sound much like a P to me. But I could be wrong about it's tone. Is the tone bright?

    If it is bright, I would recommend stringing it with some dullish strings, maybe halfrounds, or even flats, and lower the tone knob a tad.

    Is there a certain tone, you're trying to achieve?
     
  3. BassPlayer95

    BassPlayer95

    Oct 1, 2011
    Yeah. I want a Mark Hoppus sound.
     
  4. BassPlayer95

    BassPlayer95

    Oct 1, 2011
    As for bright, yeah. But I want a more trebly sound. That probably contridicts the last post.
     
  5. nyde7

    nyde7

    Jun 27, 2005
    Use the eq in your BP 90. A 15 watt amp is not going to give you awhole lot of volume but between the three you r should be able to get a decent P-bass sound with playing around with all the "knobs" ;)
     
  6. Right, I'd maybe try bass up a little, scoop the mids, and treble up. When was the last time you put on new strings?
     
  7. BassPlayer95

    BassPlayer95

    Oct 1, 2011
    I put new strings on the other day, but am currrently playing with only three cause the g string broke because I tuned it too tight. Regular gauge, roundwounds.
     

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