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How did Rob Trujillo get this sound?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tupac, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I know he was using a Tobias here, and obviously had low, clanky new strings. But how does he get that mean grindy sound? I think it may be his EQ or amp.
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Bajo Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Uh what sound? I'm guessing you meant to post a link.

    His basic tone is really just a more or less scooped EQ with overdrive. Heavy right hand. I think he also uses stainless steel strings.
  3. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    Don't forget that he uses the tried and true method of running bass and guitar amps!
  4. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    First channel to be 100% clean. A second channel - distortion. Overdrive of some sort. He uses a Mesa head for the distortion. Simple overdrive pedal with a blend pedal will get everything you want. You can mix the clean channel with the distortion for use in ONE rig. You don't need to buy a second rig.
  5. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Oh dangit. I mean this which I forgot to post. It's a lot different than his tone today.
  6. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    It sounds different . . . I can hear him well, unlike today.
    He must get serious dosh to do the metallica thang.

    I think a lot of his tone comes from an aggressive technique.
  7. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Aggressive technique, low(not too low) action, fresh stainless steel strings, lots of high mids and maybe a touch of overdrive.