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SVT-4PRO settings help

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kevinjack, Apr 6, 2009.


  1. kevinjack

    kevinjack

    Oct 3, 2008
    nashville tn
    hello as you can tell i am a bass player i have an svt 4 pro and an 8-10 cab my band is playing some songs and i just cant get a good sound out of it. if you could help me find the sound i am looking for.

    the first one is magic carpet ride i am doing a bass solo where the keys solo is so i need an effect that like rapes the ears as well as put gravy on them if you know what i mean

    my next one is i am doing portrait of trace and has hard as i try i cant get a good harmonic tone out of my amp or if i do its very quite.

    other than that i have all the other settings down its just those two that i cant get so just shoot me back with a reply

    thanks kevin
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Magic Carpet Ride sounds to me like an amp cranked, so maybe a VT would be good. And I've found that good harmonics are often related more to the bass than the processing. I guess you could use a compressor to bring them out more.

    So you play in a band that does "Magic Carpet Ride" AND "Portrait Of Tracy"? Does that come before or after the ABBA/Metallica medley? ;)
     
  3. Broadbent

    Broadbent

    Mar 28, 2007
    Ive got the same rig running a musicman. I usually run it with a flat eq, but roll you're mid freq. back to 2 to boost low mids. I also SLIGHTLY boost low mids on the graphic eq just so that when I don't lose level or definition on the higher strings. also don't crank the compressor, keep it at about 40-50%. I also like to use the bright and lo boost switch, but not the hi boost. hope this helps.
     
  4. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Wait; is this an FX question or an amp question? If it's an FX question...get a distortion or Sansamp for the MCR problem and work with your pup blend and tone controls on your bass to get those harmonics. Also try a fresh battery if you are using an active bass. I checked you profile and it isn't filled out...so I have no idea what kind of bass you are using (active/passive?).
     
  5. kevinjack

    kevinjack

    Oct 3, 2008
    nashville tn
    its kinda both. i just cant find the good effect cause on the MCR the soloing that i do goes all around the neck so if i boost the bass up then the treble is out of whack, then if i pump up the treble than it just sounds like crap. as for the harmonics i keep the cab at my practice spot and just take the head home with me so i practice mostly on a little 15 watt peavy microbass amp or ill use a 150 watt behringer both of those can just pound out the harmonics but my 4 pro seems to just be like really low end. ive looked at the manual and tried there "jaco" sound but it doesn't flow maybe its the cab he used cause i know it had like the speaker facing backward. i am using a vintage 62 fender jazz bass basically just like jacos but its a fretted neck. i have also tried it with my fender P bass and my squire jazz bass and still no luck.
     
  6. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Hmmm....I see....Jaco's sound was ovedriven Acoustic 360 I believe....I think one of the Sansamps may help you get those sounds. The VT bass (scroll all the way down) gets a lot of love in the FX forums, but personally I've owned the Programmable Bass Driver DI. Most complaints are lack of a mid knob and it can be difficult to dial in mids with the PBDDI, but it is a matter of experimenting with the EQ on the amp and the PBDDI. I like it because it has 3 channels and you can set each channel with different volumes...tones and overdrives. I've never owned the VT bass...If they made a programmable version of it however....I would.

    Also: Thanks for filling out your profile....it seems petty but it is helpful for filling in the blanks.
     
  7. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

    Jun 10, 2007
    I do also find th 4 pro a bit on the low end and tends to be muddy with old strings,
    One setting that I like in this situations is bass @ 11, mid@ 4-2 o'clock,and high @ noon or 1 or 11 ( depends on the bass,) and the trick is the bright button on and holding or flatting the treble side a bit to not be too high.
    the built in compressor tends to muddy the sound I use just a bit of it , let us know if this settings helped you ;)
     
  8. kevinjack

    kevinjack

    Oct 3, 2008
    nashville tn
    yea sorry about that i didnt know how to and really never go on here unless i have a problem that is bugging me like this one.

    so are you suggesting that i should get a PBDDI.
     
  9. kevinjack

    kevinjack

    Oct 3, 2008
    nashville tn


    thats PERFECT!!!!!! it sound good thank you
     

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