How do YOU get that HI-FI sound?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MJB, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. MJB

    MJB Guest

    Mar 17, 2000
    Bass, strings, amp,EQ, effects, technique, I want to hear your complete recipe.
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I play mostly oldies, so I rarely need that Hi-Fi sound, but when I need it, it's a combination of active preamp, bass and treble boosted a little, and a hifi sounding amp, such as an SWR or Eden, with the EQ set flat on the SWR, or the low mids cut 2-3 dB on the Eden.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yes, what Jeff said. Eden. D'Addaario Slowounds. Lakland, Sadowsky, Fodera or Pedulla (and many others).
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    An active bass that differs totally from a Fender (neckthru, quarter-sawn maple neck, ebony fretbord, Bartolini soapbars, 2-band EQ).

    Stainless steel strings (.035-.095)

    Low action

    A good preamp/poweramp combination (solid state).

    A cab with tweeter

    Rackmount compressor (optional)

    BBE Sonic Maximizer (optional, but addictive)
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I'm not sure what we're talking about here - e.g. studio or live? If in the studio then it's usually just down to the bass going direct into the desk.

    Live - I would agree with the others about Eden Heads; but if we're talking "Hi FI" then you can't ignore Euphonic Audio cabs - the most Hi Fi bass cabs I've ever heard, with their additional drivers and tweeters in Appolito configuration!!
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Fender Jazz with J-Retro, Aguilar VTB-201, Crest Power, Peavey (I know, I know ;) ) speakers.
  7. My new recipe;
    add 1 bossa 6, a good cord(all I don't have) a demeter pre, Crown micro1200, 3 Wayne Jones cabinets and just a touch of a fretless F-Bass.