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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Inconnu, Aug 13, 2019.
And what’s special about it?
Ric....it's a Ric.
Jazz bass with flats
depends on how much overdrive you are implying
strange Im responding to this thread because I don't overdrive anywhere, nor am I a P-bass guy, nor do I use picks except for studiowork when called for , but what I always thought as a great overdrive sound is a P-bass with rounds, played with a pick, and slightly overdriven through an SVT head/cab
My gretsch electromatic junior jet for sure. It sounds massive and super over driven when I boost the input gain. I don't even need a OD pedal with it. One of the best overdriven sounds I've got out of a bass. The mini humbucker's are pretty hot.
For warm overdrive my best comes from my E series MIJ Fender P with Chromes. It's just gooey in all the best ways.
For a more aggressive OD, my parts P bass with PAF era DiMarzio and standard issue D'Addario XL nickels. It has more bite to it while still retaining that P bass roundness.
My Bogart Blackstone using an EBS Billy Sheehan Overdrive Deluxe. I also have a Darkglass but I prefer the slightly warmer, less gain heavy sound of the EBS. I put the bass in passive mode and just dial in a little drive - think John Myung's level of grit on '6:00' by Dream Theater.
My brother has a Yamaha Attitude Ltd II and that coupled with the Billy SheehaN OD makes for some absolutely sensational tones. Like having a Niqvin concert on tap!
Probably just depends on your personal preference.
I played Spectors for a long time with EMGs and their HAZlab preamp, but surprisingly (to me, at least) I prefer the overdriven sound of a passive Jazz now.
Jazz/Tbird/Stingray/Rick. Depends on the day.
I've never liked distortion on a bass until I heard Dingwall played through Darkglass. If I ever got the chance to own this setup, I will begin a completely new musical project centered around that sound.
Whatever Beck's guy was doing on Odelay, that's the overdrive sound I want.
I have never gotten a bad overdrive sound out of a Nerd Knuckle pedal.
4004L SPC into Tech21 GT2 or tc electronic MOJOMOJO.
I think it's the Jetglo that makes the real difference, however.
G&L L-2500 in passive mode, set to series coils and either neck pickup or both. Dial your treble and bass roll-off to taste for your specific overdrive. I've been using a Darkglass B7K, just picked up a YYZ pedal, and sometime bring out my Orange OB1 for some old school OD/Fuzz fun.
I like that sound a lot, but it's not a sound that works in the genre I play in (church music). The overdrive/distortion sound in my head is not really distorted sounding - it's just a harmonically rich thing. I'm close, but still trying to figure out the way to get it. I've only been at this quest for 5 or 6 years, you can't expect results all that quickly.
An Aerodyne Precision. I don't know why, but it has its own baked-in OD.
One slightly drunken practice, add a Peavey T40 and an Ibanez Tube Screamer! Wham!
All of them.