This is my sound ! old school P bass tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by knoxfrombxl, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. knoxfrombxl

    knoxfrombxl Guest

    Sep 10, 2007
    hey guys,

    what do you think of my tone ?
    i really love that old school CHiP's tone !

    here : you can listen to "Hooked
    i play a Fender Aerodyne Jazz with P/J setup, P pup only, straight into my LM II then in the mixing desk.

    I don't slap, i do really pull hard the strings :d
    Forgive my playing, i've been repractissing my bass for 6 months after a 2 years break.

    comments would be appreciated !
  2. Connor

    Connor Guest

    Jun 21, 2007
    love it. kickass & as meaty as my balls.
  3. Great Stuff....
  4. knoxfrombxl

    knoxfrombxl Guest

    Sep 10, 2007
    meaty as you balls, damnit, thanks man :)

    thanx friend... we've been makin' music for a few years, and we just ended a 2 years split... glad we're in back business !

    you must have fun listening our english accent :D
  5. johnny1978

    johnny1978 Guest

    Nov 18, 2007
    Nice! Makes me want to play better. It has a really good feel to it. I like it.
  6. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey Guest

    Aug 18, 2006
    That's good stuff. Hooked reminds me of good old school Jamiroquai. The playing, the sound, great!
  7. Mr. BooBoo

    Mr. BooBoo Guest

    Dec 12, 2007
    Do you guys like daft punk?
    Daft punk is the funk!

    Nice playing!
  8. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    Totally hits me like Jamiroquai.
  9. Makten

    Makten Guest

    Oct 30, 2007
    Great sound, great playing! But what is "LM II"?
  10. Sounds good to me!
  11. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    Great tone, great playing. killer!!
  12. BellBottomBlues


    Feb 21, 2007
    New York
    Endorser:Fender User:Rotosound, LaBella, Ashdown, Lindy Fralin
    Markbass amp
  13. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    Sir, you don't need to make excuses for your playing. It sounds great! Nice vibe. The sign of good bass playing is that it gets you movin'.

    I really like your sound. Thanks for sharing it with us. It funky, fat, dirty, and nasty. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Please feel free to share more in the future.

    If you're able, I'd love to hear the drum and bass part isolated. Is that possible?

  14. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    I like it! The tone is awesome, it's not generic, and it sounds just awesome. Keep up the good work!
  15. knoxfrombxl

    knoxfrombxl Guest

    Sep 10, 2007
    hey guys ! thank you so very much !!

    you know, i really mean i wish i could play better, my technique is not as neat as i wish it was. i guess this is beacause i've been playing classical piano since age 8 (i've recorded rhodes parts on all Jaykod songs) and i'm not so neat as that :smug:
    thank you anyway :) and oh yes, Jamiroquai is my favourite band, this really sounds as the greatest compliment you can give :hyper:

    for those who are wondering, this tone comes from my Fender Aerodyne Jazz, P pup only, D'Addario strings (light gauge 40 - 90), really hard plucking, LM II with LOW @ 2 o clock, HI MID @ 2 o clock and VPF @ 10 o clock, with a DBX 163 X in the effect loop, set with around 12 dB of gain reduction on peaks :bassist:

    i'll keep you posted guys, this is so encouraging :D

    edit : joe i just read your post ! i will think about that when i go back to the studio. FYI, we don't have a drummer at the moment, i played that part with a keyboard :oops:
  16. Whoo! Keyboard drums!

    Sounds pretty good for a fake drumset. I also like that rhodes sound. I've been trying to convince one of my bands to use that sound for two of our songs. Maybe I'll send them to your MySpace page...
  17. +1! I'm an old school P-basser and I like the bass part, the playing and the tone. I also agree it's reminiscent of "good old school Jamiroquai".

    Have a Stella Artois and some pomme frites for me!

    Bluesy Soul :cool:
  18. permadave


    Jul 20, 2004
    Oakland, CA
    kick a$$ sound .. funky!
  19. Cichon

    Cichon Guest

    Sep 29, 2006
    The Netherlands
    I like it, good job!!!
  20. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Now THAT's what a P should sound like.

    Well done.