Sansamp BDDI, Sansamp VT or EQ Pedal + ART tube MP (for vintage Simonon tone)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Frndmoretti, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Frndmoretti


    Jun 17, 2017
    Which combination would be better to send to the mixer and get a tone similar to Simonon in London Calling (or Geezer Butler in the Paranoid Album)?

    I have a Squier P Bass with a luthier made soft maple body and EMG GZR Pickups.
  2. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    For easy I would maybe just get the VT as it's a little more vintage sounding than the sansamp, to my ears anyway.

    I would say EQ and ART MP for Geezer. The sansamp and VT are based on ampegs and Geezer used a Laney guitar tube head for the Paranoid album. Use the EQ to cut the lows a little and put flats on the bass and play hard over the end of the fret board.

    For a Simonon tone I would say VT or Sansamp, it sounds like flats again (or well worn rounds) played with a pick and an ampeg sound.
    You could simulate an ampeg type tone with the EQ, cut the highest and lowest frequencies a little and around 800hz.