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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Shawn Marshall, Oct 14, 2009.
Anyone Know Eq Setting For Noel Redding's Sound Or Old Sun Amp Sound
I got real close to that sound a couple minutes ago in the restroom.
get an old Sunn.
I'm afraid I can't really help, but I am curious to know why would anybody want that tone. I think Noel Redding's tone is one of the worst tones I have ever heard.
(I think that cutting your highs completely might help)
i saw Hendrix live a couple of times and i thought that he sounded pretty cool. it was kinda dark and distorted, but still pretty darn cool. it left plenty of room for Jimi's guitar to scream.
Noel played a Hagstrom 8 string (paired) in the early days.
His tone is quite different on different cuts and live vs. studio. I hear often a real nice Motown bottom nice mids but more treble than Motown.
His tone on Crosstown Traffic is that roaring Rotosound round wound sound. Some of the studio cuts are Jimi. You might need an upgrade of your listening system if you think the tone on Manic Depression or Third Stone from the Sun is deficient. IMHO
He had asked Entwistle what rig he should get. He said Fender Bass Rotos and Marshall 100w 2 4x12s. Later when he went to Sunns he had one of the cleaner Sunn 200s/2000s tones of the day. He did switch the JBLs for Altec 421As which could have been part of it.
Compare with Jack Bruce's tone on Voodoo Child.
You've got to get out in the room a tone that is clear in the highs with no brittle, warm fat lows that don't intrude on the highs. Almost scooped in some way but with cut through mids present.
Dude put on a record and start experimenting with you eq. It's touch too remember. The Eq can get you there or keep you only there or make your amp able to get the tone your fingers produce.
I believe it was Jack Cassady, not Jack Bruce, on Voodoo Chile.
Get a 1965 Jazz Bass. (with a pick)
Two Sunn 2000s amps, with 4 2x15 cabs.
And a old curly cable.
This is the Experience live in 1969 playing a cover of Sunshine of your Love. It has a "bass solo" in it, which allows Reading to explore those fuzzy indefinable noises.
My badness! Of course it was. Aren't all Jacks the same?
Two words leap to mind: Mud Fart.
He was a guitar player playing muddy bass stuff behind the greatest rock guitar player ever. BUT... if you gotta have his sound (for a tribute band or something), I'd say roll of the treble HARD, put flatwounds on your bass... Pump the mids/low mids and ad a touch of distortion.
Not trying to be an idiot here, but that wasn't
Jack Cassady, it was Jack Casady.
I know, I am an idiot today.
To the OP, Noel was a great guy, but I think you can
achieve better tone now than the stuff the 1960's
offered the bassist community.
Sounds like you roll the tone knob down, then turn the amp volume up well into speaker fart territory. No offense to Noel.
Haha. Good one!
Yeah, but he had really good hair.
As I recall, that was one of the reasons Jimi selected him; he looked cool.
Jimi didn't select him... Chaz Chandler did.
I know this sounds "bad" to most, but I think it's pretty cool. It just sounds massive. But, definitely roll off all treble possible.
I'd much rather have Billy Cox's tone.