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How do I get this bass tone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mithriddle, Jun 1, 2012.


  1. Mithriddle

    Mithriddle

    Dec 14, 2011
    Just wondering what kind of amp settings I'd need to achieve a bass tone fairly similar to this:


    I have a Line 6 LD15 amp and a P bass.

    Cheers :bassist:
     
  2. jebersole

    jebersole

    May 20, 2005
    Sounds like flatwound strings,and although I couldn't see one on the bass, maybe a foam mute at the bridge. Also, I've gotten a similar pick attack by (using a pick of course) and compression.
     
  3. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Flatwounds
     
  4. EricssonB

    EricssonB

    Apr 5, 2011
    CO
    :rollno: Being out of tune might help, too.
     
  5. yeah, surprisingly not so tight.

    on the sound side, use a P bass, flatwounds and roll off the bass and highs (although the flats should do the highs for you) and you'll be left with a fat mid hump, use a pick and add volume to taste.

    Not really my style, personally I'd be upset if my tone sounded like that, each to their own :) Hope that gets you a bit closer to that sound
     
  6. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I think that tone sounds good within the context of the rest of that band.
    Would not sound good with most guitarists I get to play with.
    Kinda makes me want to buy a P with flats.
     
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    P bass / flatwounds (probably Chromes) / and a pick.
     
  8. slade

    slade

    Apr 5, 2001
    flats, palm muting, pick. make sure you rush the pocket as well ;)
     

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