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How could I achieve...tone

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Molina, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I've been listening to The Who alot lately and I totally dig Mr. Entwistle's (R.I.P.) Tone. It fits every mood I could possibly thnk of perfectly. Any suggestions?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    buy his rig. If you want to nail it, buy his stuff.
  3. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    So I need a bunch of 15's and Vintage Gibson basses?
  4. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Buy a used Hiwatt rig (DR103 and 4x12 with Fane speakers) for the Live at Leeds sound.
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i get a pretty good live at leeds sound with my sans amp. I use a lot of presence, cut the bass just a bit, drive it just to where it starts to distort. i also bump a little mids on my amp too. It's not exact mind you, but it gets pretty darned close, especially when the whole band is playing.
  6. Aaron J

    Aaron J

    Jul 16, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    His last rig was ashdown amps and status basses.
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    But your classic Entwistle bass would be the Fenderbird - Fender neck on a Thunderbird body. Of course, The Ox's chops had a lot to do with his tone, as well...
  8. Entwhistle was also an innovator in amp configurations. He may have been the first to use a crossover to send the clean lows to his bass rig and the highs to a distorted guitar amp.

    Rick B.
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Don't forget Rotosound strings...