Just another 'tone' thread with 30% more fun!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Wulfensteiner, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Wulfensteiner

    Wulfensteiner Inactive

    Mar 24, 2018
    Melbourne, Australia
    TalkBass is so damn diverse! We have thrashy shredders, jazz guys, doomers, ol' blues dawgs, uprighters, pop-punkers, experimental types and out and out funkfaces all mixing it up in one big melting pot of bass goodness, and it's unreal.

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to in 3 words or less and in the most layman terms you can (mention what you use to achieve it if you have to...who am I kidding, of course you do) - describe your basic tone.

    For example, I would refer to mine as a 'sarcastic, middy snarl'. Not a growl. A snarl haha. I think it hinges on my fresh string obsession, oldschool GK gear and the way I use a certain boost pedal as a 'tone' pedal.
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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Pete Cetera CTA
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  3. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    Wild dogs fighting.
    GB Shuttle 9.2, Geddy Lee Jazz.
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  4. Ric O sound
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  5. Wood, wire, boom.
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  6. Pre-Gibson Tobias.
  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Thick gooey twang. Thundering razor burn. Flagellated piano wire. Other than that, I’ll settle for bong rattling.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  8. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Earthy cosmic interpolation
  9. Pug the Pig

    Pug the Pig Inactive

    Mar 21, 2018
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  10. Playful, solid foundation.
  11. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space

    Can you hear it? :D

    Mwaaaah Nosferatu boar!

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  12. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Fundamental "thump!"
  13. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Punchy, raw, mid-rangy
  14. GrapeBass


    Jun 10, 2004
    Graphic Designer: Yorkville Sound
    Punch Drunk Funk
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  15. Bentfield


    Nov 15, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Is it on?
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  16. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    My Tone is different everywhere I go. I use different basses, play in different rooms, use provided backlines...
    My at home practice rig (and bass) is different than my band rehearsal rig.
    Being that as such, my tone is best described as Agnostic and Variable.
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  17. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Please don't stop.
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  18. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    :thumbsup: different gigs need different sounds!

    ...kinda Jeckyll & Hyde :cool:


  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    whatever it takes.
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  20. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive

    Apr 23, 2014
    Driving. Folk. Mild.