"Trombone like" tone(Funky Monks)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tfunked, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Tfunked


    Dec 30, 2003
    Does anyone have any advice on getting that "trombone like"?
    A good example is Fleas sound 4:30 into "Funky Monks" off of
    "Blood Sugar Sex Magic"

  2. He used a Music Man Stingray 5 to record that part. I think, for some reason, the coli-selector switch was set to parallel, but have no idea about the EQ settings.
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Wrong forum, bucko - moved.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IMO, that part in "Funky Monks"(which to me sounds like Flea doin' Jaco) is plucked back by the bridge with force behind it(i.e. not the 'light-touch' espoused by some here at TB).
    If you're using a Jazz-style bass, blend the pickups so more of the bridge pickup is apparent...& pluck back by the bridge.

    Brave New Bass, edited by Chris Jisi, has a profile on Flea & the above section of "Funky Monks" is transcribed.
  5. bassist286


    Nov 22, 2001
    rhode island
    im pretty sure flea used a 4 string wal for that entire album, jsut because i have seen it being recorded.
  6. back pick up, all the way. Other great players like Jeff berlin and Shaun malone have that same tone. I think its a awesome tone, and it cuts well too. Back the bass frequencies off too. and fool with the mids, depending on type of pickup and bass, and amp for that matter you got. :)