Help getting this vintage tone.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by creis2, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. creis2


    Nov 11, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    I've been exploring new tones and I've been coming up empty until now.

    Not a huge fan of Weezer, I liked them a lot in High School, I watched this video when I was going through old jams.

    Listen to 1:14-1:38, there's a bass solo thing.

    Sorry about the 30 sec. ad.

    I personally think it sounds awesome, especially for my style of playing.

    What I'm using in this attempt:

    1971 Fender P, with flatwounds.
    VT Bass Pedal
    OCD Overdrive if necessary.
    Ashdown ABM 500 or Genz Streamliner 900
    Bergantino NV610

    What tone settings should I try?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's not that hard a sound to get. I don't have those amps so I can't tell you how to get it on them, but with the VT pedal, I'd put character on 11:00 or 12:00, mids on 12, bass on 12:30 and treble on 9:00. Add some slight drive to it as well.
  3. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Seriously, where's the problem? You have the VT pedal. Step on it, grab a pick and mute some strings--job done. Or pretty much I would think.
  4. Seems like a tone that comes naturally to a P.
  5. creis2


    Nov 11, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    No problem, just asking for advice for going about that tone.
  6. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    sounds like natural p bass grind and palm muting. Id just say high gain on your vt bass and palm mute.
  7. First roll off tone at the bass, 1/2 way or more. Sounds to me more like round wounds, but flats should get it. I don't know why you'd need effect to get this.