Spaghetti western sound from a Hellcat VI

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Joe Lindley, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Joe Lindley

    Joe Lindley

    Jun 14, 2007
    Any suggestions on pedals/effects to get the classic spaghetti western sound from a Hellcat VI (30" scale 6 string bass) and a Fender Rumble 100 (solid state, combo, 100 W). Some kind of reverb pedal?
  2. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Clean tone. Pick near the bridge. A little reverb. Maybe some eq'ing required.
  3. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    got a clip of the sound you are looking for?
  4. Yes, a reverb and delay should get you pretty far toward getting that sound in your head.

    I own a Hellcat VI along with several Danelectro baritones. What fun.

    I just bought a Marshall Reflector reverb pedal. Holy cow, this thing is amazing.
  5. Joe Lindley

    Joe Lindley

    Jun 14, 2007
  6. jazzercountry

    jazzercountry Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
  7. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Just curious, did you ever try switching over your Dano baritone to a six string bass? If so, what adjustments did you have to make? The baritones seem to be plentiful on Ebay, but not the six string basses that Duane Eddy used.
  8. Yes, I have one of my Dano baritones set up for Bass VI. It's pretty easy, and I think that was the original intent. Heavier string gauge (obviously), ensure the replacement nut is slotted for the larger gauge (switching out the nut on a Danelectro is a simple one-screw process), and adjust truss rod for higher tension. Instant transformation. I can take this Dano back and forth from baritone to Bass VI in minutes.

    I also tune several of my baritones down to A on the sixth string, which gives me another step lower than the more common B on the sixth.