Help identifying bass tone? (Arctic Monkeys)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Julian Delphiki, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki

    Jan 24, 2019
    Hey all,

    I was listening to the song Dance Little Liar by Arctic Monkeys and I was hoping someone could steer me in the direction of how to get the bass tone.

    I believe their bassist plays P Basses, but I only have a J Bass. Thanks!

  2. If I had a J bass, I would probably try to get that sound with flatwounds, turning the bridge pickup down all the way, and muting the strings slightly when playing with a pick... Ampwise, I'd turn down the high end a bit, make sure the lows are nice and present, and have a bit of compression and overdrive going (you can hear some slight overdrive on the bass in certain less-busy parts of the song)...
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