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Help me cop this tone (80s Fender MIJ P Bass into ?)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rehynn, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Rehynn


    Jun 16, 2020
    Hi all,

    This is my first post/thread on TB! This site has been a great resource and I hope to be able to contribute in the future. But for now, I need your help with this video:

    (If embedding doesn't work properly, the playing starts at 7:44.)

    How do you get this kind of punch and tightness out of a P bass? This guy plays relatively softly and with his fingers, and the notes just pop like crazy. I know it's probably the combination of construction, string choice, PU, and amp, but the tone is so distinct that I'm thinking there must be some element that does most of the heavy lifting.

    I'm a P bass devotee and love the sound I get from my Duncan SPB-1-loaded 2015 MIM P into an Ampeg PF500, but I could use a second P as a more aggressive alternative.

    Thanks for any and all advice.
  2. Rehynn


    Jun 16, 2020
  3. Ah, the never-ending quest for that elusive perfect bass tone. If you ever solve it, please let us all know!
  4. ClusterFlux

    ClusterFlux Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Maybe you could... record a dinky amp through a crappy videocamera mic?
    gebass6 likes this.
  5. Hachimitsu


    Jun 6, 2019
    New Zealand
    New strings. Compression from small built-in mic + YT upload
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