Picking on a flat strings

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Kuplungmaster, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Kuplungmaster

    Kuplungmaster Guest

    Dec 14, 2007
    I am an amateur bass player interested in replicating some simple vintage bass lines. The sound I am looking for has a distinct "click" which is (probably) produced by a very soft pick on flat wound (palm or otherwise muted) strings. Well, in theory that's what I think it is... but I've tried million different settings, EQ, pickups, pick, amps, etc...but I couldn't get close to that sound... Would anyone be kind enough to listen to a 5-10 sec bass line and give me some clue as to what I need to do to get THAT sound.


  2. WayneS

    WayneS Guest

    Apr 9, 2007
    Where's the 5-10 sec. bass line?

    BTW: It's never a good idea to post your email address on a web page. You could get spam.
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Or just name a song with that particular sound.Sombody here will get pretty close.Chances are you're talking about using a pick on flatwound strings.
  4. Kuplungmaster

    Kuplungmaster Guest

    Dec 14, 2007
    Well, I thought I could e mail it to someone...but it appears it is out of question now, is it? But if you wish, you can send me your e mail and I'll e mail it to you (cca 250kb). If not, then I have to figure the way to somehow post it on line...

    Download link: http://files-upload.com/files/677815/bass.mp3

  5. Kuplungmaster

    Kuplungmaster Guest

    Dec 14, 2007
    The song name is "Dance with me" by Engelbert Humperdinck... The intro line contains that particular sound. Otherwise, the period from '65 until mid 70's heavily exploits on percussive qualities of flat wounds... the only problem is that I cannot replicate it :)

    Download link: http://files-upload.com/files/677815/bass.mp3
  6. Kuplungmaster

    Kuplungmaster Guest

    Dec 14, 2007
    ...no one out there to help an old gizzard in distress, huh? :bawl:

    you have a description, sound clip too, so how hard could it be for all of you pros (and cons too :D) to come up with some magic trick and let the ole f*rt enjoy this ungodly boring, dull, boomy and else... sound of the early bass enthusiasts who were spoon fed boring lines by equally boring arrangers...

    c'mon, give me a hand here...