How do i get this tone?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by pc, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    That is my current quest. To get this tone from a bass.

    Wich bass/effect is being used here??

    Looks like a P, but slaps lika a jazz... really strange...:eek:

    My only guess is that it goes through some chorus... :meh:

  2. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    To me it sounds like a p with EMG pickups. That doesn't sound like j slap sound to me.
    You said it looks like a p - where can we see a pic?

    brad cook
  3. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    sorry man...sounds like a p... :D ;)

    I don't believe the Pups are EMG... This song was released in 1979... and this is a common tone in brazilian records from that era (1976-1981).

    The big problem is that there is no info about who played these lines that time.. they were usually studio musicians from the record label...

    I can identify a kind of a P roundness, probably played with a pick...

    but that slap is strange... I played a Fender Geddy Lee that slapped that way other day... :confused:
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...definitely sounds like a P-bass; guys who were in '70s R&B/Funk/Soul bands of that era had that kinda vibe when popping their Precisions.
  5. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    That is defintley a P. It sounds like one with rounds and the treble on full, but it is a P. I couldn't say for sure what pups are in, but that is the sound of a P with rounds. IMO of course.