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Looking for a fat dirty bass tone

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thebassplaya, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Hey guys, does anyone have any ideas to help me get a tone like this that will cut through in our live set but also have a good fat bottom end. Thanks in advance.
  2. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    What is your set up?
    How aggressive or clean do you want the tone?
  3. I like my bdpg in my highpass blend loop, big overdrive and ALL the low end.
  4. Hey guys

    I play both an American standard jazz 4 string and an American deluxe jazz 5 string through an Eden WT-405 time traveller head and two 4x10 Eden cabs.

    I don't want a clean tone nor overly distorted. But I want it to be crunchy, dirty and cut through the mix. I play in a four piece with one guitarist so want the bass to be very prominent. Think karnivool, dead letter circus, Cog.

  5. I think so much of Jono, Stu and Luke's tone is the growl of their Warwick Thumbs... It's the bass for the Aussie prog rock sound.

    That said, why not try a Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk... It's a great boost that just gives a hair of grit and a bit of a kick to your tone.
  6. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    B. 7. K.

    There, that should change your life pretty quick...
  7. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
  8. Your amp setup is really clean. Eden's won't do a overdrive much at all when pushed. So an Ampeg or GK amp with bass boosted would be a good starting platform for the sound it seems you're going for.
  9. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk?

    Sep 13, 2005
    WT-405's Warm Switch + Trim Pot & EQ to tast.

    Or check out the Joyo Ultimate Drive thread.
  10. I get something like what you're describing with an MXR bass overdrive. Also playing a jazz bass.
  11. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Another vote for the Joyo Ultimate Drive.
  12. Thanks guys for your advice!
  13. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    VT Bass will do it too.
  14. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

  15. refbassist


    Mar 3, 2007

  16. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    The Red Ripper pedal from Tech 21 was the answer for me.. I play passive Fender basses through GK,Eden,SWR,and Carvin heads. The Red Ripper lets me dial an array of dirty/crunchy/fuzzy tones,while keeping a focused foundation that definitely has no problem punching through any mix.