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I would love to be able to replicate this sound...youtube link included

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rumblefisher, Oct 2, 2008.


  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    For those of you who have a better ear than I do:



    Around 0:39, he starts hitting his E string and getting what is, to me, an amazing sound... Is his bass tuned to D? (sounds even lower than that) What effects do you think he is using?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    very "Geddy Lee" sounding. I'm willing to bet he's using a Bass Pod (line 6) or some other bass amp emulator. Alot of the sound he is getting is also how hard he is slapping down with his fingers.
     
  3. wizay

    wizay

    Mar 5, 2008
    Norway
    oh thats sweet! \m/
     
  4. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I think that it sounds big because the bass track is doubled. He seems to be playing with/over a prerecorded bass line.
     
  5. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    He does have a loop but the chorus is all him. I haven't heard any ideas yet :) You think he has a "low B" effect, tuned to D? tuned to B?!
     
  6. therex

    therex

    Jun 24, 2007
    lima
    agresive playing + thick strings
    is more about technique
     
  7. being a guy who used to play hartke, that's what happens when you play really aggresive, alot of meaty, solid sound.

    pump the "tube" pre up, compressor, eq, use everything.

    he sounds like he's doubling though.

    could be a chorus pedal as well though, something...
     
  8. K-Frog

    K-Frog

    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    nice, i dig the lick at 2:21
     
  9. T-Forty

    T-Forty Guest

    Mar 14, 2008
    Man that's catchy
     
  10. el_yoni

    el_yoni

    Jul 31, 2007
    tx
    he is using Hartke VXL Bass Attack direct box
     
  11. His tone is pretty wicked. Get a good Jazz bass to begin with anyways.

    This guy has alot of good stuff. My favorite is probably Deluxe Deluxe or Six Strings of Fury.
     
  12. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    You think I could get that tone from a B string with chorus and compression?
     
  13. doesn't sound lower than E to me. Man, these guys are rompin!
     

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