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Tone help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ndjx, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    It may be asking alot but I can't figure you out how to make my sound like the bassist of the band Penfold, I'm sure alot of you haven't heard them but if you would please download one of their songs at www.penfoldmusic.com it would help me out alot. (I have a Carvin amp, but I believe their bassist uses an ampeg). Please help!
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That's kind of hard to do without knowing what kind of bass you have.

    Sounds more J-bass-ish than P or MM. A little tube overdrive. Chorus on the second song. It's not like I could tell you the exact EQ settings he's using. Has an SVT sound to it, so yeah Ampeg maybe.
  3. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    I have a Rogue LX200B and an Ibanez GSR200. If you have any more help that'd be great. Thanks
  4. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Ok ... I did ask for it didn't I ... :) but I think that's the best I can do. Good luck and have fun.
  5. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Well, I didnt actually listen to their songs, but I can tell you a little about EQ. In general, bassists either "scoop" or "boost" their midrange. People who "scoop" make the EQ look like a smiley face, or cut the mids so they are lower than the lows and highs. This makes for a more traditional bass sound. You can also "boost" the mids so your bass cuts through better. This works especially well if you play with a pick. But a lot of times, mids sound like crap on bad amps. I happen to like the sound of crappy mids though :p
  6. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    I didn't go listen to their music either, but 'lo-end' sounds like he / she has it covered very well.

    As for EQ?.. I don't use either of the 'traditional' upside down or right side up 'V' / 'Smiley' face settings.

    Instead, I prefer to go through each 'notched frequency' (nine in all), and dial it in across the spectrum. For the sound 'I'm looking for' - from my Ampeg - the result is more of a 'sloping' pattern... kinda' like a water slide shape;^)

    Also, keep in mind as / if you're adjusting EQ, any one frequency you move will have 'some' effect on adjacent frequencies... if you're as anal about it as I am, it can, and will take some time and patience,
    michael s.

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