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Robert Trujillo Bass Tone!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by devinp17, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. devinp17

    devinp17 Guest

    Hi everyone. I really like Rob Trujillo's tone! Its KILLER! So I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for me to get closer to his sound in this video of his solo at the beginning of For Whom The Bell Tolls:


    Any Ideas? Thanks! :)
  2. The Rage

    The Rage

    Nov 12, 2013
    Don't know if I'm right, but I hear something like a "bass balls" buried under the distorsion...
    Maybe signature Trujillo string by Dunlop can help
  3. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    P bass with flats through a passive DI, it's so obvious.
  4. A load of distortion on that tone, for sure. And don't forget the clank!!

  5. AndyLES


    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    Big muff and wah, no? Seems pretty obvious....that's what every Metallica bassist has done.
  6. CQC6


    Dec 22, 2010
    I think some of that tone is the fact he plays extremely hard. Some of that tone is his hands for sure.