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Watch my videos, help improve my tone.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe164, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Joe164


    Aug 26, 2008
    Leicester, UK
    Hey guys. I've been posting videos on youtube for quite some time now, of me covering songs i like on bass. I play with a pick and have been searching for this kinda tone. Whatever you think of the song, that is the tone i like. :rolleyes:

    I use a 2007 standard precison with basslines pickups, a sansamp VT pedal and a peavey 60 watt combo (Bypassed EQ).

    Here's a video of me playing with that new setup. The tone aint bad, but its definately not the one in the song i showed you. :bawl:.

    This video was recorded a few weeks after i put D'addario prosteels on, and its closer. To be honest i think the problem is the bass. I feel like i've done all i can but it all boils down to the fact that the artists whose tone i envy all use expensive American precision basses through ampeg stacks, and the only way to get the real deal is to..buy the real deal.

    So the question is can any of you guys give me ways i can get closer to that tone?

    thanks :cool:
  2. pallino


    Feb 2, 2008
    The Netherlands
    you're sound is not that different - you're on the right direction,precision bass with open tone level,quite trebly...But here's the bottom line...You should consider that his sound is a result of: a better amp rig, or even more a great studio tube preamp and compressor, plus the expertise of the sound engineer and the producer of that record...
    to be honest I really don't think the issue here is your bass.The standard precision is a decent all-around instrument that will bring you anywhere you want if you know how to play it and if you will amplify the bass in a proper way...this means a better amp with more power (300 watts?)and a good speaker setting, like a 4x10. Good amplification can radically change the sound of your bass, believe me. try to bring your bass to your local music store and plug it in a good amp like Markbass, Ampeg or whatever professional and you will be amazed to discover how good is your bass,just as it is now!
    Good luck with your journey...:bassist:
  3. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    What pallino said.

    Your bass sounds really good. That standard Fender is perfectly capable of getting the sound you're looking for.