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How do I get that rattling... Korn bass sound??

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by brink22, Jan 31, 2004.


  1. brink22

    brink22

    Oct 5, 2003
    You know how Fieldy's bass sounds? It's really rattle-y and loose sounding. How do I get that sound?
     
  2. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    oh no...with the search function, man...honestly, detune your bass, crank the bass and treble, cut all of your mids and turn the tweeter on your amp all the way up
     
  3. I would do a search for deatailed answer, this Q? has been asked before....
    the short answer is detune your strings, (Korn uses lots of lower tunings) and scoop out your sound w/ an EQ. I believe he uses a setuop where his highs & mid sare emphasized and lows are reduced.
    lastly, ever see him play? bang the stings w/ your fingers, palms, etc
    I'm not too keen on his sound, but its cerrtainly reproducable
     
  4. yeah, i dont know why you would want that, but if you find his tunings on some kind of tab website, im sure you can find it.
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  6. I would imagine you'd scoop all the mids out, probably using a bass pedal as well, boost the bass and treble, de-tune and then slap/beat/smack the strings to hell. Bout it. :rolleyes:

    Nice Brand New quote in your sig, Macbeth56!
     
  7. thanks, do you know who the other quote is from?
     
  8. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Someone said you can approximate that tone by throwing a load of Tic-Tacs down a stairwell.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    :D
     
  10. unrealrocks

    unrealrocks

    Jan 8, 2004
    :D - Gonna have to try that one ...

    I'm not that fond of Korn - only like a few tracks but I do like that rattely sound, although only in its right place (heavy rock)!
     
  11. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Easy:

    EQ settings:
    Lows: 10
    Mids: 0
    Highs: 10

    Add some overdrive/distortion to it and slap/pop to taste.

    There you go!!!!! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ

    :D thats great
     
  13. Tis my new sig quote :D
     
  14. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Credit where credit is due - Steve Lawson said that to me a few weeks ago!
     
  15. It shall be changed then in my sig...gotta give Steve the credit!
     
  16. OMG why wouldn yuo not wantt to sond like fiEldy ??!1 He is teh gr34TEsT !!



    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    n0 w4y, HopPuS i5 th3 b3st 3v3r!!111!
    h1s b4s5 l1n3s r s0 1337!11!
     
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I think we are done here.

    *closes thread*
    *realizes he isn't a mod*
     
  19. HAHA thats great