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King Crimson - Ashbury Park

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by DaftCat, Mar 10, 2006.


  1. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Hi,

    Anyone wana take a stab at how he gets this bass tone in this KILLER tune?

    Sounds like a slow flange with distortion....

    Thanks in advance,

    DCat
     
  2. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    What album is it on?
     
  3. PhR

    PhR

    Dec 13, 2005
    Finland
    John Wetton used a Fender Precision and Hiwatt amps at that time and sometimes a fuzz/wah pedal (for example on "Lark's Tongues In Aspic Part Two"). From the pictures I've seen from that era he had 2 or 3 Hiwatt 4x12" cabs and a Cervin-Vega bass bin plus 2 or 3 Hiwatt Custom 100 amps so maybe he ran two signals: one clean and one distorted. Anyway, his basic sound came from overdriven tube amps and a hard finger attack. He was infamous for breaking strings at that time.

    "Asbury Park" is from the live album "USA".
     
  4. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    The only thing I can add to that^ is that he used Rotosound strings.
     
  5. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Thanks for the replies.

    Always liked King Crimson but only know 1/3rd(at best) of their stuff. If they tour thru my part of the world I am going to check it out.

    DCat,