How to get a Post Punk Bass Tone!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NickiTedesco, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
     
  2. I like to add overdrive in addition to chorus for my post punk tones.
     
  3. I think a lot of people here would love to see you take on Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths and The Cure. Especially if you used some dirt.
     
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  5. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    I don’t like the music but the video is cool.
     
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  6. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    One of my favourite tunes with bass chorus

     
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  7. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    I need to try that! Thanks for the tip!
     
  8. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    Thank, I appreciate that! It’s definitely a particular taste. :) thanks for being open minded!
     
  9. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    I’m going to take your advice on that AND add some distortion. I think it’s a fantastic idea and has been requested, so...there it is! I need to do it! Any songs in particular that you think have incredible tones I could try to emulate?!
     
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  10. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    Ps: do you mind if I add your quoted request on my video? It would just show your user name...if that’s ok? It’s all bass players/lovers on my channel :)
     
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  11. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Punk. Plug the bass in.

    /Thread
     
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  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Sorry, this thread is about post punk. Thanks for playing, better luck next time.
     
  13. Just my 2cents

    New Dawn Fades
    Atmosphere

    In Between Days
    High
     
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  14. New Dawn Fades immediately comes to mind for awesome Peter Hook bass tone. Epic song, epic bass sound.

     
  15. BassBrass

    BassBrass

    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    I'm not familiar with that commercial Goth stuff, but post punk to me is of course Jah Wobble, the band above with Mr Hook, but also Mic Karn, Japan
    Dave Allen
    Will Heggie Simon Raymonde
    and on this side of the pond, Michael Lachowski (playing an Aria) in Pylon
     
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  16. Ronald Poe

    Ronald Poe

    Jan 22, 2015
    I appreciate both that you respond to comments and that you did a video about Goth/Post Punk bass tone (something not a lot of people talk about here). Got any tips for writing gothic basslines. I've found turning the rate on my CE-5 (works with any decent chorus pedal) up to at least 2 o'clock gives me a nice Gothic/Halloween feel to my tone (both on guitar and bass).
    Also you're very pretty and I hope you have a nice day.
     
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  17. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    Thank you! It's good to hear, it does take a lot to keep up with comments, but it's fun! When I'm writing a post punk style gothic bass line, I usually turn on some effects and kind of zone out and just play. I pedal the strings a lot, and stick to only about 3-4 notes and look for a compelling melody using those along with open strings. You'll know once you hit something that is original and melodically compelling, then you've got something! Then, I just figure out chord changes from there as to where the song will go. I hope this helps! Tell me if it did, and if the instructions were clear. Thanks!
     
  18. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    This song pulls so much emotion, it's how he worked that bass line, so simple but so heartfelt
     
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  19. zapped777

    zapped777

    Jul 6, 2011
    Yes post punk
    Chorus amp plug in
     
  20. Please do!!