Lady Antebellum song "Downtown"

Discussion in 'Ask Adam Nitti' started by catiswomp, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. catiswomp


    Dec 16, 2010
    What does the bassist in the Lady Antebellum tune "Downtown" use to get that fat slightly distorted sound?
    You can hear that same bass sound in the Lee Brice tune "Parking Lot Party"
    I currently play a 1966 Fender Precision with round wounds. I use a Peavey Tour 700 with one 4x10 cabinet. It has a nice fat sound but I'd like to add that subtle bass distortion, kind of a guttural sound, that you hear in both those songs. Any suggestion on how to make that sound possible?
  2. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Sounds to like there is an envelope follower to me buried in there with a bit of overdrive maybe.
  3. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    They always have cool bass stuff on their songs.
  4. adamnitti


    Nov 29, 2001
    for a touch of overdrive and tonal 'width' i'll run an aguilar tone hammer pedal or a creation labs holy fire... not sure what was specifically used on that tune, though...
  5. marmadaddy


    Oct 17, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    I've come mighty close to some of their overdriven bass sounds with my VT Bass Deluxe.