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Steely Dan's 2 Against Nature hpf and lpf points on the bass ?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by 4Mal, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Listening at work, dang that's rich but defined... Anybody have a guess at the range they let through on the bass... The kick is a toughie as well. Typical for SD, the mix is just ridiculously good...
  2. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    I like the subject on your thread. I'm assuming you're asking about Tom Barney's bAss sound... :oops:).

    He definitely is on the bridge pickup on "Gaslighting Abby"- to approximate that sound, you might start by goosing the 250Hz a bit and roll a passive treble off by about 30%. It definitely is tight below 100Hz. I like that sound, even though I don't go for it when I play!
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Oh lord the typo's...

    Thanks, I hope to play with it a bit when I get home tonight. I'm kinda interested in how I can get there live. I play through the P A almost all the time and my board has pretty decent EQ. That sound could really fit when I use basses with mag pickups...
  4. wasabifox


    Nov 6, 2011
    Tom Barney is using a MM Stingray on Gaslighting Abbey.

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  5. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    a sonic tapestry-
    yeah it sounds like a ray on the opening track.