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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xshawnxearthx, Sep 22, 2005.
do you keep your tone knob all the way up(less mud) or all the way down(all mud)?
Depends on the Song. For the Blues I keep the Tone Down.
for a Mr.Big song I like more Treble so I turn it up.
When I play my P its either all the way down or just a bit up from all the way down.
I'll take C, all of the above. Some folks seem to like to keep the tone knob dimed, but I will use it to dial in more or less "cut" in certain situations. This and my finger position are my main tone controls over the amp EQ. Doesn't work for some, but works for me.
But no, I don't buy into the "the tone is all in your hands" philosophy. I can control the character of my tone, but not the true voice of the instrument.
As much as I'd like another one, my squire tone is up just a little bit. However this may be because the pickups suck.
I keep it between about 2/3 down to full on, depending on the tune, whether I'm playing fingerstyle or using a pick, hand position, etc. It also depends on the pickup; with my latest, a Seymour Duncan Hot for P-bass, I don't turn it down as much because the pickup has a slightly rolled off treble already. I never turn it all the way down, but I would if it worked in a specific track.
Wide open usually.
Split coil pickups - full open
Single coil (Sting Signature) - about 1/3 open
all the way up... prefer to use the eq in my rack
can't spend all that money on a whizzy rack system then shape my tone using a $2 potentiometer
I keep mine almost all the way down. I like mud.
all the way down
All the way up most of the time, but dial it back 1/4 for ballads.
Wide Open Baby!
90% all the way down!
Either wide open or slightly above all the way down. Usually wide open.
Whenever I play a P, I leave the tone control wide open.
when i had roundwounds, i had it near the treble side of things.
now that i'm on flats, it's in the mud. should've done this years ago.
All the way up. Flatwounds and a pick. I eq with a Sansamp DI and I get bright and thumpy at the same time.
slightly rolled off a little bit for most stuff.
Full on through the SVT to avoid mud, and all the way down through the GK Backline 110 to avoid the fork hitting a plate tone.