Surfs Up!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TheDefiler, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. TheDefiler

    TheDefiler Guest

    Mar 15, 2002
    Does anyone know how to get that 60's surfer song effect to work on a bass?
  2. That would be the tremolo on the bridge of a guiter, not an effect either really... So off to technique.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Not so fast bigfeet, maybe he means that tremolo effect a la Twin Peaks etc. not the guitar tremolo (which is a vibrato in reality).
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    yep, tremolo = rapid change in volume
    vibrato = change in pitch

    back to effects! :p
  5. I swore that was a guitarist moving a tremolo arm. :confused:

    Well off to ask my dad what they used in the sixties...
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I mpretty sure they used both.

    Could you be more specific?

  7. I hope I am not way off here, but when I play Surf on guitar it is all about Reverb, and maybe some delay, and a little vibrato at times. Duane Eddy would even go as far as to put his amp in a grain cilo for recordings. Talk about reverb! As for bass? Maybe some tape echo? I hope this helps.