How would you get this tone?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by k2aggie07, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. k2aggie07


    Jul 6, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I'm terrible at guessing pickups and tones... but I would hazard a guess that this is a p-bass recorded straight into the deck with some EQ'ing and perhaps a little compression.

    Whitey - Stay on the outside

    How would you achieve this recording tone?
  2. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
    It sounds like he might be using a sansamp and playing with a pick. P bass with tone knob all the way on, and a bit of dirt dialled in on the sansamp.
  3. Kbone_ATL


    Sep 12, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I can get this almost exact tone with my Schecter with 2 EMG's with the bass almost 100% turned down... Going through a GK 700 RB with 4x10 NEO.

    I'm willing to bet a Sansamp could get that natively but it's missing a lot of low end IMO.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Assuming you're talking about the main riff throughout the song...Ric 4003, SS rounds, low action, played with a pick. I'm still not 100% convinced it's bass, but rather a downtuned guitar.
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Baritone Guitar or Fender Bass VI.

    Or a bass with slinky light guage round wound strings, low action, played with a pick, and some dirt, or distiotion added.