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Tone quest...it moves!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by StereoPlayer, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. I recently aquired two new MarkBass amps and cabs, a MoMark LMK and a F1.

    After using the same amp for over 30 years(it still works fine), when I plugged my bass in the new head,,,wow,,,controls FLAT, and it sounded like a completely different bass!

    I noticed when playing last night, I started out with FLAT settings, it sounds fantastic. As I progress, I tweak the EQ, love it even more....tweak....tweak. When I'm done for the session, I return the EQ to flat.....don't like the tone anymore.

    That magic tone moves on a minute by minute basis. I still love the new system...but tone is very subjective.

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  2. bassplayerken


    Jul 18, 2010
    Jessup, MD
    I feel like that with every amp I play through. It sounds perfect, except it is missing that one thing. I cant tell if its mids or lows or depth or whatever. I keep tweaking until the next thing I know I am in awfulville. I have been happy with finding something that is almost perfect and keeping it there, knowing that if I try to fill the missing gap, I will create another gap and thus the chain of life (tone) continues.
  3. That's what I'm talking about!
    Still love to play the bass with all tones:)
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  4. ishouldbeking


    Feb 5, 2007
    Hollywood, CA
    Endorsing: SIT, Eastwood, Hanson
    I can relate too... perfect tone is elusive! My general rule of thumb is that I let myself tweak EQ on the fly, but only make small changes at a time, and try not to stray too far from the flat position as a whole. Not that it keeps me happy, but it least it doesn't get TOO horrible, haha.
  5. Sorta what I do when I play out too. Most times it never gets too out of hand.

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  6. Bump for more Holiday weekend action....:)
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  7. Bump.
    Seen no action. :(
  8. Yep.....ok.
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