Need advice from a studio player

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mlunsford, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. mlunsford

    mlunsford Guest

    May 24, 2004
    Guymon, Okla.
    Hi guys,

    I'm a guitar player learning bass. I have a home-studio. I own two basses, a Yamaha TRB 411, and a Peavey Cirrus 4 Bolt-On Mahogany. I also have a Line 6 xt bass pod. What would you suggest as far a bass or how to best use the bass pod when recording. Any tips, shortcuts from experienced studio players will be greatly appreciated. I'm hungry for knowledge.

    Thanks to anyone who takes the time to pass on the knowledge.
  2. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    I wouldn't call myself an experienced studio player but I have done some studio work as well as worked as an engineer.

    When I do electric work in the studio I always use a Sansamp. The main thing that you want from the pod (or sansamp) is some amp modeling. This is purely up to your taste.

    I try not to do much in term of extra eq. It is fine to eq a bunch live but in the studio you have to be more careful. Whatever to record is there and you can't take stuff out. Go minimal and add more eq later if necessary.

    I'd be glad to offer more advice if you have more specific questions.
  3. I am no studio cat myself but I have been in/recorded in a few. Get yerself a quality bass and Groove Tubes brick to go straight into the board. The tone is amazing. I just recorded a Worship CD with my 76 Stingray and the Brick, ran it into the board and mixed it with Pro Tools. What TONE.