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Post sound clips of your rig!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Adam Bomb, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    I like when TBers include sound clips. This thread is an attempt to put together a central database of sound clips for TBers' different rigs, along with info about the rig. Since we all want to hear how cool-looking rigs sound (I think), as well as what kind of tones our fellow TBers are going for, I thought it would be cool to post links to sound files here, ideally along with a detailed description of the gear and, really ideally, a pic.

    Also, I was thinking, maybe no optional effects. If you are Geddy Lee or somebody and you have a distinct sound that is your signature, then, yeah, but tell us exactly what you are running through also.

    Has this been done before? Searches for, e.g., "sound" were not productive. Also, I love Basstasters; this would be less scientific and more TBer-centric.

    I'll go first.

    Below is a link to a clip of me playing along to "Hedonism" by Skunk Anansie, the former band of my favorite bass player, Richard "Cass" Lewis. I am playing an Aspen P-bass (Stanley, on the left there) through an SWR WorkingPro 700 into a pair of Avatar B210 Neos. (A/k/a, "Street Justice".)


    No pedals, and I don't use rack processors.

    Don't know what kind of strings they are; they came with the bass. Roundwounds, I would think.

    Clip made on a handheld recorder (internal mic) two feet in front of my cabs. Playing pretty soft.

    Links to the (same) clip (any better suggestions for upload/linking?):



    I know I suck. But I love my tone!

    Is it a clean sound? That's how I think one would describe it. Or is it actually dirty, gritty, fuzzy, or otherwise unsanitary? That's part of what I would like us to do in this thread: clarify some of these terms. Most times ppl use them without the actual sound right there to refer to. Probably, everybody else knows exactly what those terms mean, but I don't necessarily. Or maybe I do. I don't know.

    Who's up next?

    --Bomb :bassist:
  2. RedCoatMonster


    Aug 14, 2007
    Thomas, OK
    Id say you've got a nice clean tone going. Very P-Bassy, if that means anything.

    If I can get ahold of a mic or something Ill post a clip of mine, I love my tone. :)
  3. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA

    Anyone else? A Shuttle, maybe?

    How about a Thunderfunk? Anything with a name like Thunderfunk ...

    --Bomb :bassist:
  4. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    OK ... I have not been able to find a TB clip of a classic frig rig (yet), but kinda sorta close, so I am taking the liberty.

    On 04-08-2006, KeithBMI posted a clip of his Fender Jazz Deluxe (Fender Flatwounds) to a SVT-3 Pro and SVT-410 HLF.





    Here's the previous post:


    Thanks, Keith! Gives me a better idea of the Ampeg sound ppl are always talking about. Very very informative.

    --Bomb :bassist:
  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    When I get a chance, I'll post some clips of my own. In the meantime, here is a clip of SMASH playing his Carvin B1500 and Schroeder 1212R.

    http://www3.telus.net/tarkake/RV Railway Jan 06.mp3

    This is a very good example of what a 1212R sounds like IMO.

    He is using a Lakland DJ5.
  6. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    My SVT-410HLF is much punchier and brighter than that clip even with the horn turned off. I realize it's his sound but I would do some tone adjusting on that rig, I dont consider that clip representitive of what a 410 or an 810 can do.
  7. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    Adam Bomb, I couldn't get your clips to play all the others went for me. BOB
  8. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    Hmmm...I tried them and they seem OK...sometimes these services are tweaky :meh:

    Well then show us whatcha got! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:

    --Bomb :bassist:
  9. SteveD


    Feb 20, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    I'm a bit tech-challenged, but if you cats go to www.thiniceband.com you can hear some live cuts of me playing my 64 Fender Jazz through a Line 6 Bass POD into a SWR Workingman 4004 into an Aguilar GS112 and an Avatar Neo 2-10. I think I was using the Acoustic 360 model on the Bass POD that night.

    If you click on the original tunes, you will hear what a good engineer can do with that same bass going direct.
  10. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    First off, great thread - thanks for this one. Here's a short clip of me goofing around to some Rush & LZ. Please excuse the weak drum programming - I'm still trying to get the hang of it. The main tone I strive for 90% of the time is a growly, gritty tone with some upper midrange bite, suitable for rock & classic rock stuff - sometimes heavier if the song calls for it. It usually ends up in SVT-ish territory. I clean it up for most anything else.

    The LZ clip: http://www.zshare.net/audio/2015672694462325/ OR here (same file): http://media.putfile.com/Houses-Of-The-Holy-60

    A little bit more overdrive: http://media.putfile.com/SansAmp-RBI--RPM-Combined-92

    My main bass (MIA 2007 Jazz Deluxe V):



    My rack looks like this (my main cab not pictured is a Schroeder 21012L):

  11. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    That tone is amazing
  12. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Thank You very much! Wish I had the real Ampeg $$$ at the moment, but I am really digging the SansAmps - again, thank you. :)

    - Eric
  13. +1! Dang, that is awesome! Good stuff man. Geddy would be proud.
  14. Chinguschild


    Apr 17, 2006
    Chico, Cali
    Im gonna have to post my amp now as i go for a very very similar tone. Great job
  15. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Alright that's enough - I'm starting to blush! :oops:

    Seriously though, thanks for the kind words guys. :)
  16. Gibson Grabber --> Korg AX3000B --> Ampeg SVT 2 PRO --> Ashdown ABM210 + ABM410


    Recorded using my laptop computers internal microphone:

    Audio File
  17. bassninja7


    Mar 1, 2008
    Napoleon, OH

    can you tab this out!!!!!

    im not big on fenders, but damn! tone is amazing!!!!!!:bassist:
  18. I don't have any files saved anywhere, but here are links to the myspace pages of 2 of the bands I'm in.

    This first one is a new jazz/funk/soul project that we just started. Played our first gig last weekend. The clips are three of the demo recordings we did for radio play and for getting gigs. If anyone happens to know the real name of the second one (called Garaj on the site) please let me know. Its a Garaj Mahal tune that we just found, but wasn't named.

    For these I'm playing a 2001 Warwick Thumb BO through my pedalboard (but no effects were used) into a Markbass F1. I then DIed from the F1 to the engineer, who I believe just added some compression.
    If you skip forward a little past the heads into the solo sections you can hear the bass better.

    The second one is an 80's cover band I play with. A few of these recordings were made straight from the board at a live show with a little post production cleanup and the others are from recordings in the crowd. Not much post production on those, just a little mixing. On these its my same Warwick, pedalboard (mostly played dry on these songs) into a SWR Workingman (15 and tweeter).

    I wish I had some recordings of just the bass, but I just don't do much home recording. The demo songs are definately better quality, but hopefully they all sound well enough.
    rtslinger likes this.

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