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The Official Alien Audio Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by groovin_bassman, Jun 1, 2018.


  1. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    I have seen many of you guys who have these awesome basses made by Charles "Chopper" Anderson. These basses deserve their own club. Alien Audio basses are awesome basses live, but in the recording studio is where they shine!

    Here is my Lunar 5 in flat black with birdseye maple fingerboard in P/dual coil configuration:
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  2. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    As an endorser I certainly approve of this club! lol.. Chopper deserves the recognition. The best recording studio basses I have in my arsenal.

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  3. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    Those are gorgeous Matt! I have a Black pearloid pickguard coming my way from Chopper for my Lunar. Can't wait!
     
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
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    Killer basses!!
     
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  5. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    I wasn’t for a pickguard until Chopper mocked one up for me and I really took a liking to it.
     
  6. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    She’s a beauty. I’ve been extremely pleased with my double p configuration.
     
  7. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    That is an awesome Alien! Is this the only one now, or do you still have the purple one too?
     
  8. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    I've also been toying with the idea of changing the dual coil pickup in my bass to either a Fat Stack or Big Split... What do you guys think?
     
  9. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    The big split sounded good in my old P/J Alien. Just depends on the tone you’re wanting to achieve.
     
  10. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Just one. This pretty much covers anything and everything I would run into on a gig.
     
  11. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    I believe that the reason I'm not getting the "vintage" tone I'm looking for in the "vintage position" is because of that dual coil pickup. In the "hi-fi position" the dual coil pickup kills! I think I'm going to go with a Big Split because I loved the tone you got with your PJ setup in both modes.
     
  12. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    My next Alien will be a Constellation with the double P! Love the tone Gary Lunn gets with his.
     
  13. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    It’s definitely a great pairing for sure. I had no issues with it for sure.
     
  14. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Sadowsky Fanatic Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    Just got my pickguard from Chopper and I love it!! All I have to do is tap the holes... but here are some pics anyways...
     

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  15. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    Chopper has a couple of basses for sale on a NAMM special right now if anyone might be interested

    A 4 string 35” scale Constellation with 2 necks for $1000

    And A new short scale 30” 5 string Constellation for $1800

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  16. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Music City via the Motor City Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Nashville/ Detroit
    You guys should join the Alien Audio group on Facebook.
     
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  17. Holee sh@t nice I have never heard of Alien Audio. It’s on my GAS radar.
     
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  18. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Happy to answer any questions. They’re really special.
     
  19. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    You won’t regret getting one. Happy to help you out as well on any questions!
     
  20. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    It's basically a swiss army knife of basses. Here's how I use mine:

    1) P pickup, roll back passive tone just a bit to take out some string noise. I use this 80% of the time and you get a classic bass, recorded a billion times sound with no hassle. Use the EQ - add some mids to punch through the mix, add some treble or roll up the passive tone if you want more attack when using a pick, turn up the bass when doing palm muted "thumps"

    2) On more "modern" tracks, center the two pickups, EQ flat. If I really want some zing, pull up on the modern voicing switch.

    3) Vintage "Cream" tone - P pickup, zero the treble, mids and passive tone. Pull up the onboard OD and dime (or a little less) the bass., add back a little mid if you want.

    4) I don't really use the bridge soloed much, but it gives more of a Stingray with a more polite upper tone than a J pickup at the bridge would. If you play back near the bridge, you can still get the "bark".

    There are many more tones available, but this is what I use most of the time. The onboard OD sounds gimmicky at first, but it's really useful.
     
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