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Please give me your impression of this bass tone

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Papersen, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Still in the mixing process.
    Wanted to achieve an aggressive tone without a pick.

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 16, 2014
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Sounds good to me.
  3. Damn. That sounds pretty damn nasty. In a good way.
  4. No Malarky

    No Malarky

    May 27, 2010
    I'm sorry, but I don't do impressions.
  5. Chromer


    Nov 28, 2012
    Sounding great! I don't understand a word of it, but it certainly sounds like there's lots of emotion. Maybe put a little more of an EQ notch in the guitars to let some more of the bass attack to come through? Or pull down the mid/center of the chugging guitar a bit and bump up the sides. Towards the last chorus the bass is really disappearing.
  6. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    sounds great!
  7. Sounds amazing. I do actually understand the song (not Hispanic/Spanish, but I live in NYC so I'm different =) This is a GREAT track! I love the fills that you throw in, they fit the song perfectly!
  8. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Thanks for your kind replies.
    As said before, we`re still working on the final mix.

    I wanted to achieve exactly that tone and the W al MKI fits perfectly. It`s recorded straight to the board with just a bit of Overdrive.
  9. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Heck yeah! I really like the tone! very nice work. :bassist:
  10. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    :cool: sounds bad a$$!! would've of liked to hear the bass isolated track too :hyper:
  11. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I'll try to obtain the bass (and bass and drum) tracks from the studio.

    Thanks for the compliment.
  12. Aggresive bass tone without a pick is very possible. Many pro players do it routinely.

    And you seem to have it going on. Well done.

    Please share with us your bass/string/signal chain for those who might want to get this tone.
  13. Yeah, you kid of get buried in the mix. Try cutting the lows/lowmids of the guitars and boosting yours a little bit. But the tone itself is pretty nailing it! Good job!
  14. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    No problem.

    Wal MK I

    Volume @full
    Blend @center
    Pickups @full (both pulled)

    R.Cocco nickel 045-1.05
    Medium action

    Neck pickup position.
    Hard plucking

    Aguilar Tonehammer

    Bass @12
    Treble @12
    Mid freq @1
    Mid level @1
    Master @12
    Gain @8
    Engage switch ON
    AGS switch OFF

    Direct to the console.
  15. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
  16. will35x


    Mar 16, 2012
    Está brutal el tono y la ejecución, sigue compadre!
  17. GokceKacmaz


    Feb 18, 2008
    so, you've done it! Nice metallic tone...

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