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Jens Becker Running Wild Sound

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by aigy, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. aigy


    Nov 27, 2012

    I'm trying to reproduce Jens Becker's bass sound from his Running Wild era (especially the albums Port Royale and Death or Glory). Example:

    Unfortunately I don't even recognize his bass guitar in this live video..

    Any insights?
  2. aigy


    Nov 27, 2012
    if anyone is interested - I think the bass is a Yamaha RBX-5.
    still searching for the tone though..
  3. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    Ah pirate metal!

    While I can't comment on any specifics, that's a phaser and delay in the intro.

    His "clean" tone is very much in the Steve Harris camp so I'd say you could get close to copping it with some mild overdrive and heavy compression for starters.
  4. aigy


    Nov 27, 2012
    thanks for your insight! i'm wondering how he get's that trebly sound with his PJ configuration.