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Reccomendations for a Super Thick sound...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DryWater'Bass, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. I currently use a Peavey Fury 5 and a Squier P--modded with a Dimarzio Twinblade P pickup and Series/Parallel-- I'm looking for effects to thicken up the overall sound of both basses...Not modulation, like chorus of phaser, but something to give a clean superthick sound...I was thinking something like the Behringer Ultrabass Pro EX1200...A subharmonic synth.

    I figured it would be handled by my Avatar 4x10 without much problem, with just enough Sub-octave to thicken the sound up nice and fat...Any other recs?

  2. You can also look at a compressor.

    You could dial it to its maximum compression ratio and (lose all dynamic and..) get a thick sound
  3. Or going to a tube power section instead of solid state.
  4. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Or buy another bass.

    You'll experience really big differences in tone between basses. It's for a part dependent on the electronics, but the most responsible are wood and its construction. Recently I bought a handmade bass, the difference was enormous... almost shocking. The effect of the new bass-sound really can't be achieved with any fx. It has become much fatter... still clean ;)
  5. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    Check out a Sansamp, or Bass Exciter, or a BBE. All would work well.
  6. Tubes, tubes, tubes, tubes, tubes....
  7. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Maybe a small amount of overdrive?
  8. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    EBS Octabass makes your sound thick as a brick :)
  9. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    If you just want to thicken up the basic tone, any old envelope filter will give you a massive low end if you set the threshold frequency low enough and adjust the sensitivity knob so that it doesn't open.
  10. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    My vote would be Bass Xciter.

    I wouldn't be without mine now.


    GSPLBASSDC Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    +1 EBS makes great gear and the Octabass is low cost soution

    ....well compared to buying a new tube head, it is.
  12. trog


    Nov 8, 2003
    Yeah, I'd say on octave would work well.

    ... And it works better if you run the whole lot through a pile of fuzz :p
  13. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
  14. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I'd have to agree. I may be buying one soon, they just make your sound massive. But well defined. Hard to explain really.

  15. Fulltone Bassdrive.....or Sansamp BDDI...

    in front of your amp. Works miracles.
  16. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Steinberger XL-2... fullest sound I ever heard from a bass
  17. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Some call it "Mid Scooped"