midrange growl

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by metro_trash, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. I've found my growl with bartolini humbuckers and playing hard next to the bridge.... any other suggestions ( such as eq) to help me get an even better growly tone.Are there any paticular frequencies that are best boosted or cut to get this tone.
  2. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    Mids up all the way, especially the 250 if you have it.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    250 Hz is not "growl" to my ears, but "punch" (the beat-in-your-chest kind of feel).

    You'd be best to try and find these frequencies for yourself. Apparently not everyone share the same thoughts on what is "growl" and what is not.

    BTW, "Bassists" is not the right place for talk like this, is it? ;)
  4. boost 220-250Hz about +3dB and 80Hz +2dB, cut your 2kHz -4dB and roll off the highs.
  5. Hey! You just nailed my E.Q. settings!
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Try a little boost at 800 hz.
  7. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    You're half right Oysterdude. It is punch but it is also pure growl with my Mesa Boogie rig (400+, 2x15, 6x10).
  8. Ok.. i'm confused here..
    give me a small glossy, please..

    what exactly do you mean by :

    - growl
    - punch
    - low end

    etc ?

    i'm used to other words..
  9. Wierd.

    Further to make that great lowmid grrr to come up more, try adding a mild overdrive to your input.
  10. Growl= a raunchy midrange grrr, just what a growl sounds like.
    Punch= tight well pronounced lowend.
    Low end= Lows in the signal.

    I think.