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How bored am I - judge my tone!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Sep 25, 2001.


  1. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    This one was tough, it could have went to basses, but I'm going to send it to MISCELLANEOUS.
     
  2. P soloed, full tone sounds best

    What do you mean by tone? the treble cut pot?
    I think you should turn the computer recording input down; it's a bit distorted.
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I feel sorry for you man. Your tone is horrible. :(

    (So maybe you should get a job next summer and save up for some decent gear? ;))
     
  4. I dont think recording onto the computer does much justice for your sound, but if I had to pick one I guess it would be full tone on P J. But then I only listened to three so what good am I? :D
     
  5. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
  6. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    My vote:

    P+J, Full Tone

    Was my favorite sound.
     
  7. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
  8. Panterafan : p + J, full tone.

    Oysterman : Both pups, full tone.


    i'll record some too tonite, so you can hear the new electronics that i installed in my J last night :D
     
  9. Yeah, I mean my treble pot. I have a P and J volume, and a tone pot(bass cut?).

    I only noticed the distortion on the P and full tone, that's why I turned my mic volume down and moved the mic a little further away from my Peavey. The rest are all full.

    I love the +20dB boost on my Soundblaster:D:rolleyes:
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What did you get, Allodox?
     
  11. Yeah I record on my computer too, and I have never been satisfied with my own sound either.
     
  12. I was just thinking, this would be a great time to clear up sound description issues. When I hear or see words like 'growly' and 'biting', I don't have a sound in my head that pops up with these words. So do you think you folks could describe my tone in your own words? Go for Oysterman's if you feel like it.

    P.S. I really should've used my compressor for this thread. Oh well, I wasn't that bored.

    :D
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Well, I can't find punch, growl or bite. "Honky" and "dull" are the words that come to mind. Again, sorry, but that's what I hear. :(
    I would say I have a little punch with both pickups at full, and some growl with the bridge pickup soloed, possibly I would call the neck pickup "warm" (at least warmer than the bridge pickup). Nevertheless, my recording setup sure cost a LOT more than yours, and the difference in quality does not match the difference in cost! It cost too much! :oops: I need a new bass!
     
  14. You might have liked my J pup with full tone, sounded similar to your bridge with no tone. I can't stand mne though, it's way too trebly for me.

    I should've gone direct, miking a Peavey guitar amp does not get the best results. It doesn't distort when playing normally, only when recorded through my £6 microphone:D.

    I also play with a pick, nowhere near as warm, if warm is what you dig. My sound is definitely more 'Spector' than 'Fender', if you see what I mean.
     
  15. Get ? MAKE :D

    I'm working on a passive eq that should cancel out the humming, but retains ( and perhaps even enhance ) the sound.. version 0.1b is now installed in my J-bass.. still needs lots of work though..
     
  16. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    'Spector' my ass ... someone host my mp3's so you can hear a REAL Spector sound. pffft, amateurs :D
     
  17. Well, it wouldn't have been the same if I'd have said: "My sound is definitely more 'Tanglewood' than 'Fender'." would it:rolleyes:?

    :D
     
  18. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    you shoulda just been honest and said it was more "crap" than "anything".


    :D
     
  19. You should quit insulting this guys sound. Not everybody can own the best gear on the market. I'm sure the recording doesn't do it justice.

    You sound fine PanteraFan. Keep experimenting with your amp and working on your technique and you will find a sound you like.