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So I recorded some soundclips today...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Apr 14, 2009.


  1. 1

    24 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. 2

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. 3

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    of my three basses. I own a Fender Classic ‘60s Jazz Bass, a Squier Affinity Precision Bass, and a SX SJB-62CT 3TS. Here are some specs worth noting:

    Fender: CS '60s pickups, 1-month-old DR nickel lo-riders (45-105), everything else stock

    Squier: dead Ernie Ball slinkys (50-105), everything else stock

    SX: Bayou Audio harness, dead GHS precision flats (45-105), everything else stock

    In the clips, both pickups and tone are on full on both basses. The recording signal path was bass->direct out (pre eq) on Fender Bassman 150->Behringer mixer->Behringer interface->Dell. I uses Bayou Audio canre instrument cable and a Gepco mic cable. I didn't use any compression or eq on Audacity.

    Now for the clips, I numbered them rather than using brand names to prevent as much bias as I could.

    1: http://www.zshare.net/audio/58622048a18dbfc1/

    2: http://www.zshare.net/audio/586223767a697b24/

    3: http://www.zshare.net/audio/58622420164b6252/

    Opinions welcome!
     
  2. Mazatleco17

    Mazatleco17

    Mar 27, 2008
    I like the second.
     
  3. one sounds like new strings, balanced, ready to record.

    two sounds like dead strings and not very dynamic

    three sounds trebly or too overtoned
     
  4. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    in order: 1, 3, 2.

    1 over all but 3 could be could for some things. 3 sounds like poo.
     
  5. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Wait, which sounds bad? You said 3 twice.
     
  6. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    zShare's a pretty big pain in the arse... still wading through all the popups and waits to download.
     
  7. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    I agree, could you recommend a better site?
     
  8. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    finally...

    1 is Fender
    2 is the SX flats
    3 is the Squier
     
  9. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Not that it's difficult to decide which is which, but I will officially reveal tonight. Which did you prefer?
     
  10. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    1 is the best by far for me, since I don't like flats. 3 sounds good too, for a flatwound tone. I didn't dig 2, sounds muddy.

    That fender sounds good! You shouldn't change the pickups in that thing!
     
  11. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    It seems like the general concensus is that 1 sounds the best, no surprise there.

    Just to clarify, 2 has flats on it, 3 has rounds.

    Thanks! I really do love the tone, nothing wrong there. I did a coffee house gig last Monday and it sounded great through the PA. About the pickups, I am only considering Nordstrands and Lollars, but not for awhile.
     
  12. debassr

    debassr

    Jan 23, 2008
    Boston
    zshare.com sucks - too much work to download all 3 while dealing with full page automated ads.
     
  13. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Sorry, could you recommend a better site?
     
  14. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Clip one sounds good, but there's something about clip three that I like as well.
     
  15. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    I'm getting pop-ups on that site as well, and I use wav files.
     
  16. PinkFloydDan

    PinkFloydDan

    Jul 4, 2005
    Buffalo
    1-3-2
     
  17. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    bump for some more opinions before I reveal the results.
     
  18. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Can't hear 'em. Drat.
     
  19. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    What happened?
     

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