Need Help: Sound Clip included

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TrooperFarva, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    Ok guys, I'm in the process of selling my 400+, the passive mid control is killing me. So far, the lead replacement is a DB750. In my mind, I have 2 ideal tones. The first is the bass tone from Aenima and Lateralus. I can pretty much get that with my Sterling, into most any amp, cuz for the most part, its a clean sound, no effects, with a flat eq. I know Justin uses effects, but I'll worry about that part later, I'm satisfied with that tone. The other is the tone at the beginning of this clip


    My basic question is, can a Sterling into a DB750 into some cabinet get that tone? How? How should the EQ be set? If not, will the sterling not do it, or the amp? Any recommendations on a cab? I was thinking Berg NV610. I can't remember where I got the clip, but I remember mention of a 60s Ampeg SVT stack. I don't know what kind of bass is used in the clip. Thanks.
  2. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    any EQ or cab recomendations? string recommendations maybe?
  3. That sounds like a vintage SVT with direct line mixed in for bite. I can see how you couldn't get a 400+ to do that. I like that song, BTW. Who is it? It sure doesn't sound like Tool.
  4. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    Yeah, definitely not Tool. A guitarist friend of mine was looking into VHT amps, and he was looking for clips online. That was one of the clips he found. I'm not sure which specific band it is, but it was done at least in part by the guy whose site has the clip, John Ziegler. In somewhat of a weird circle thing, John Ziegler is the guitarist for 2 bands now, VOLTO! and Pygmy Love Circus. Danny Carey is the drummer for both of these bands, as well as Tool. Weird.

    Anyway, any EQ suggestions on how to get that tone with a sterling into a DB750? As I don't yet have a DB750, I don't really have the time to fiddle around one at Guitar Center until I find the tone I want.
  5. kjones

    kjones Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    In all honesty, nobody can tell you the "EQ for that sound." Where are you playing? The venue affects the tone as much as anything else.

    Anyway, it sounds like the gain is up some, with a little bit of mid-boost? Just a guess.

    I agree that you can get there with the 750.
  6. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    From the sound of it, seems like you'll need to play with a pick as well.
  7. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    I'm talking about for a recording, either micing the cab, or taking from the DI, maybe both. Thanks for the tips.

    Yeah, I was thinking that it was played with a pick, but I wasn't sure. Thanks.
  8. Put some DR Low Riders on your Sterling. Mission complete.

    EDIT: Nickel, not SS.