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Mike Inez current tone !

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Brunators, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Brunators


    Jan 31, 2013
    Hello everyone, I am a big fan of Mike Inez and have observed his latest shows and he has a very good tone. I wonder if someone could help me get the closest that tone. I have a Fender Jazz Bass Special japan, a Line 6 PODx3 and Peavey Max115 amp
    Here is a exemple :

    Thank you all!
  2. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Dude! I'm with ya'. I've always been a big fan of Mike Inez'. I think he's a great bass player. The easiest way to cop his tone would be to go buy a Warwick Streamer, most likely a Stage 1, 4 Ampeg SVT 2Pro heads, 4 1x18 cabs, 4 810 cabs, A Sansamp BDDI, new strings, and some good picks, hook it all up and crank the heck out of it....

    But if you just want to use the stuff you've got, I'd probably tell you to just find a good fuzz setting on your POD and put some new strings on your bass. Seriously, bro, Inez is running 4 amps, 4 18's, 32 10's, and he's got a $3k bass! I'm sure there's a setting on your POD that'll make you happy. Find it and go forth and melt faces...:bassist:
  3. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Awesome tone. Inez is a great bassist. I loved AIC growing up in the 90's and still follow them today. It's still too bad about Layne, however as a fan I actually welcomed William to the band because he sounds very close to Layne and when together with Jerry it sounds like AIC to pretty much a T.
  4. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I am an AIC fanatic as well. While Mike uses about 4 amps and 30 cabinets on stage, I think that may be a little impractical for us common slobs. I cop his tone pretty well with an RBI, an 810cl and a Ric, but if I were trying to get really close I suppose I would get a Streamer Stage II and an SVT 2Pro.
  5. AndyLES


    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    How many of those cabs are actually ON?
  6. That is one of the most badass tones I've ever heard.:bassist:
  7. Probably all of them but I'd bet what we hear in that video, and it is awesome, is a combination of mic'd and direct.
    The stage volume must be incredible though.
    I'd love to try that rig out at 4AM and treat the neighbors I dislike to some of that.
  8. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    A lot of the tone in this video can be attributed to the Blue Steels.
  9. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Inez uses Stage I Streamers, you can tell by the pickups. Stage Is are P/J, Stage IIs are J/J. I think Stage Is are a bit less expensive...although once you get to $3k, it really doesn't matter. LOL!

    You could probably cop that sound with a Spector Euro 4LX. The Tonepump circuit in those are pretty growly...
  10. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    And EMG Pickups in a PJ setup. As well, dig in slightly sideways with a pick near the bridge pickup. His up and down comes from the corner of the P pickup and moves towards the furthest part away on the J pickup, check out that pick angle! Change your strings before every gig. I would forgo the Fuzz suggestion and stick with an over driven SVT from the POD, however; that is a lot more mids than a typical line6 SVT sound. FWIW, crank the mids above 500hz.
  11. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
  12. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    The clips I've heard of the Darkglass B3K/B7K pedal sound like they boost that grindy, clanky, upper mid frequency hard.

    EDIT: Beaten by the above poster, but clearly I'm not alone in my opinion.
  13. gricko


    Mar 29, 2004
  14. scoopscallahan


    Jun 14, 2011
    Chasing the same thing. I bought an '87 Kramer Spector NS-2A, a '93 SVT, and newish Ampeg 410. It's heavy but doesnt growl quite enough yet. I'm tweaking the EQ to get there. Good luck with the pursuit.