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How do I get that "click" sound out my bass?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by videodrone, Mar 29, 2003.


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  1. videodrone

    videodrone

    Mar 29, 2003
    How do I get that "click" sound out my bass?

    Im guessing a tweeter is nessasary for this, and also scooped mids. raise bass/treb

    any other suggestions?
     
  2. Lemme guess - you play a Fender Jazz Bass?
     
  3. videodrone

    videodrone

    Mar 29, 2003
    far off man,

    anyways, I love all different bass tones, form warm rythm sounds to slap bass to the clicking,

    does anyone knwo how I can get this tone?
     
  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    klikkety-klik-klik--klikkety

    sorry, man...
     
  5. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Ok, to sound like fieldy, you need to...

    (someone take it)
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    it's the sH00zZ!
     
  7. videodrone

    videodrone

    Mar 29, 2003
    I'm not allowed to post untill I learn to act like a grown up.
     
  8. Oh you WANT that sound

    I thought you said you wanted the sound OUT of your bass, as if it was a problem.
     
  9. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Calm down, in with the good air, out with the bad. It was a little rib, they happen from time to time, don't take things so personally. I meant no offense, just a joke :)

    I read an interview where fieldy said that he turns his midrange off, so his EQ looks like a big smiley. Try that. Another cause of that sound is how he has the strings so loose. His bass is tuned ADADA ir ADADG I believe. That is pretty low, and the strings will have a very low tension. That floppiness causes the click as the strings hit the pickups. So that might get you started on getting his tone.

    So like you said in your original post, boost lows and highs, and kill the mids. And detune a lot.
     
  10. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    He also said in his interview that he doesn't ever practice, so try that, you might get another step closer to his tone.
     
  11. videodrone

    videodrone

    Mar 29, 2003
    I'm not allowed to post untill I learn to act like a grown up.
     
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    We're done here.
     



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