How do I get the bass sound in this song: Linda Linda - Drinking Boys and Girls Choir

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Java Uzumaki, Aug 6, 2021.


  1. Java Uzumaki

    Java Uzumaki

    Aug 6, 2021
    Their bass has a classic punk sound that reminds me of blink-182. What type of bass guitar/amp/settings would one use to get this sound? You can hear the bass part semi-isolated at :40

     
  2. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    The recipe for classic punk tone is a P bass, played with a pick, into an SVT. SVTs are heavy and not cheap, so thankfully there's a lot of pedals that do the SVT thing well - Master Effects Super 300, Catalinbread SFT, Broughton SV-Pre, lots more suggestions in this thread.
     
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    In the case of this tone, steel strings on a P bass and a hard pick will get you most of the way.
     

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