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How do i get this tone?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by drumandbass, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. drumandbass


    Jun 27, 2009
    Hey guys,

    Any idea how I can achieve this particular tone.

    The bass tone on Nickelback's Dark Horse album.

    Particularly on the songs S.E.X, Burn it to the ground & something in your mouth.

    If it helps, here's my chain.
    Bass > BOD > Mastotron > VT Bass

    Bass is Fender P-Bass
    I figured my Trace Elliot T-Bass probably wont be able to achieve this sound. So decided to get a P-Bass for this. But still... Can't get that tone.

    Thanks guys.
  2. jackall237


    Aug 5, 2007
    My advice is to do the same thing I would do.. Listen to the record and play my gear until my gear sounds like the record.. Just sayin..
  3. BillySid

    BillySid Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Weatherford, TX
    I don't think you're going to get there with a P bass. Chad plays Spector basses and that's a big part of his sound. Peavey or Mesa amps (he's played both) and he's probably running a straight clean amp and a distored/overdriven amp mixed together over a few channels. Probably 3 tracks or so mixed together.
  4. drumandbass


    Jun 27, 2009
    That's what I do sometimes. But I can't to get anything close to that with my current gear.


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