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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Amen-Us, Dec 2, 2001.
How do you EQ your amp to get justins sound??
It's a little bit more complex then that. The guy uses Wal Basses! They have great tone when EQ'ed to a flat setting. I've gotten damn close with a Musicman Stingray that had mirange control as well. My guess would be to boost bass and midrange and leave the treble flat.
You need a Wal bass, a demeter preamp, a Mesa M-2000 head through the big Mesa Powerhouse cab. And a pick. And a few effects.
this should be in amps since your asking how to eq yours to get his sound, its not about justin himself.
thread moved. and if you do a search youll find it, ive seen this question posted at least 4 times
he also used a wah wah pedal afaik
Emulating a Wal played with a pick isn't too hard. Emulating a Wal played fingerstyle is damn near impossible without actually having a Wal.
whats the deal with wals? are they really that great?
Yes! Here's my Mach III 5 string. If you can get a copy of the issue of Bass Player with Justin on the cover they go over his signal chain in detail but they don't get into how he EQ's his amp.
A bunch of bassists got together over the weekend, and we had more variation of basses than the best boutique could ever offer. I got to play several Wals, a Zon, several Alembics, a Precision A/E, Taylor acoustic bass, two Ricks, and an assortment of Jazz, Mike Dolans, 1970s P, etc and compare them against my Roscoe Beck V. All were played through a Korg headphone/drumkit gizmo a bit larger than a pack of smokes. Truly amazing little device. Sony headphones and ultra clear reproduction let me hear ALL the differences in tone between the various basses.
The Wal 5 Mach II (?) is nothing short of incredible. Truly an in-your-face sound with pure, brazen rudeness. Snarling is one of the words that comes to mind.
I liked the Rickenbacher Tuxedo damn near as much as the Wal. My RB5 sounded like, well a MIA jazz by comparison. However, I still prefer my RB5 for playability and feel... but then again mine is paid for, and only 1/6th the price of a new Wal.
Nice Wal Zoom! You should post some pics in the show us your basses thread, you have a killer arsenal going on!
I plan to but I need to buy a digital camera first! I've been too busy buying gear lately. I'll bring her by your place sometime soon I promise.
lots of Highmids and Bass, a cut around 440-560Hz... Setting your Cab's horns level up high will help you too.