What’s the most “Nasal” sounding bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groover, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    This may sound weird, but I’m trying to replicate a synth-type sound like the one that is used in “Block Rockin Beats” by the Chemical Brothers.

    I’m trying with an MIJ Jazz Bass Special with the J pickup selected and tone all the way up, but the tone is still not there.

    Is there a bass that is just pure Nasally sounding? Similar to the 70’s Jazz basses, but even more?

  2. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    You can get a Rick to sound really nasally if you roll off the bass.
  3. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    To me, the way to get nose tones from a Jazz bass is to use the bridge pickup with the tone rolled off. Similar effect can be gotten from the Precision Elite II.
  4. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    warwick thumb with the bridge pup soloed... works evertime boys
  5. "Block rocking beats" sounds like a P bass to me- it's the version with the root-b7-octave-b10 riff?

    solo/favour the neck p/up and play hard either fingerstyle or with a pick.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    A Peavey T-40, both pickups on full, single coil mode, with phase switch engaged.
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Hehe, I used to slap that line and me and my drummer would jam around with it. The bass on the recording sounds like a real bass to me.
  8. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Thanks for the replies. Do you guys think it's really a bass (stringed)?
  9. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
  10. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    That is a great record, and the bass line most memorable. . .

    That sounds definitely like a P-Bass with a little overdrive and boosted mids.

    And i think that bass line is a sample from a '70s song, but can't remember what.
  11. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    My Cirrus BXP sound really nasaly, specially open E
  12. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Ah... you guys...
    The original Beatle Bass. Makes Fran Drescher sound like a goy (no offense!!!).
  13. my vote is for a Rick 4001...play her with tone controls wide open on the bridge pickup and its so nasally that your eyes will water...like this :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:
  14. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I listened to the clip, it isn't very nasal. The thumb or a J bass gets my vote. That clip sounds like a P bass though :-\
  15. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    Marcus Miller Fender sig?
  16. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    After you posted this, I had to grab mine and check it out. :D
  17. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    not imo
  18. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Well, most Smiths that I've come across that have had Mahogany bodies and a dark top have been able to do the nasaly thing, so that gets my vote.
  19. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Spector Euro with the EMG BTS system...you can get some KILLER gnarly nasal sounds with this bass. The Rick 4001 sounds too refined...at least mine anyway...