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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fleabee, Jan 10, 2006.
Wal owners: What words would you use to describe the wal tone...fat..warm..low middish?
All of the above resumed in "trademark Wal tone".
Bright, cutting, punchy, gritty, middy. The one I heard live was anyway, with a slight overdrive as he was playing it through a small trace elliot he was pushing hard.
Unusual - completely unlike a classic Fender tone?
All of the above, with a lot of mids. Also need to throw in the term 'burpy'.
I can't believe no one said "fat" so far.
I've had 6 Wals, and depending on the woods and finish, some have been fatter (that is, had more deep lows) and clearer on top, while others have been growlier/more midrange heavy but not so deep. They all have a distinct low-mid presence, though.
hard, alive, clear, modern, middy, fretgrowly
Dreamy, burpy, sneazy, cheezy...just kiddin. Absolute dream bass is a Wal.
It was in the original post.
I hated the 3-4 Wal's I've played, but if it's good enough for Colin Moulding, then it's good enough for me. That's one seriously underrated bass player.
Go to the Wal website. There's a bunch of soundclips there to listen to, including a couple from Mike Zimmerman.
And many from people who play much better than Mike Zimmerman, thank goodness!