Marcus Miller slap tone?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by the pieman, May 23, 2005.

  1. the pieman

    the pieman

    May 22, 2005
    Durham, UK
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering, could you give me any tips, in terms of EQ, compression, etc. on getting a decent tone for playing Marcus' tunes? Would technique make much of a difference, as I haven't been double-thumping for long, so my technique probably isn't fantastic. I'm using an OLP Stingray copy, and in the next month or so am looking to possibly get an Ashdown combo, would this help with the right tone?
  2. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    Well, it certainly isn't just a matter of EQ. Your bass has a lot to do with it. Marcus uses a Fender Jazz (with Sadowski preamp) and your bass is a Stingray copy. Both basses will sound totally different no matter how much EQ you put into it.

    But, marcus uses a lot of highs (7khz and up) and lots of lows.

    An Ashdown amp would make it possible to get pretty close to his sound though.