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tic-tac - not the candy

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by mva, Jul 7, 2002.


  1. mva

    mva

    Jul 1, 2002
    Anyone have experience emulating the tic-tac sound, you know the country thing with the doubled upright bass? Is pick and palm-mute the best way?
     
  2. I am not 100% sure what you mean, but I think you want this: Play 3 on A and then 3 on E. That should give you the sound you want, but dont sustain the notes through the next one. And just play with you fingers, no palm mute.
     
  3. mva

    mva

    Jul 1, 2002
    You can hear it on Patsy Cline stuff for example. I think the idea was that to make bass more audible through crappy old radios of the time upright bass was doubled with baritone guitar. This would give it a sharper defined edge. You don't want the sustain of plucked electric bass really, more of a "whoomph" sound. Does that make sense?
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    pick and mute is the way to go.
     
  5. mva

    mva

    Jul 1, 2002
    palm mute i assume? what kind of pick? you set the amp eq flat?
     
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    all up to you.