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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Inconnu, Aug 13, 2019.
10% overwound Fralin J's.
I like a little grit in my sound but I don't think I actually go into overdrive territory.
32" scale Aria CSB
Fingers/Pick, it's in the hands.....
Anyone with jazz pups and Rotosound 66s
My Laklands and Fenders all sound great overdriven. They’re great basses; they sound good no matter what.
You must go to a pretty cool church, for overdriven/distorted bass in the choir!
You may be surprised at how my CCM songs have overdriven tones in them these days. Good times indeed
@micguy @B-Lo The bassist and guitarist at my church are rarely in-tune. It drives me nuts sometimes. lol
Time to put them on a tuna diet lol.
Fender J or P when plugged in thought this.
The P does seem a little better though.
That's essentially my recipe, though I've got a Mesa Buster with a TC Electronic Spectracomp and Night Owl Industries Edison EF86 tube preamp out front helping matters. Hot pickups, too. As for what's "special" about it, which the OP also asks, I'm not quite sure; the inherent EQ curve in Precision-style basses might just lend itself to overdrive particularly well to many ears.
I've been rocking a B7K for a few years now, but being a big fan of Geddy's tone, I'm certainly tempted by the YYZ. Care to make a comparison between the two? If so, please PM me (would rather not derail). I'm mostly curious as to whether the YYZ has more warmth to it's sound where the B7K might lack, or if they're more than less a similar kind of scooped grind.
In response to the OP, I'm gonna have to second whoever said medium scale Aria. I bought a TSB last year and have gigged and practiced with it countless times since.. It's almost like those old MB pickups were made to be driven (think, another earlier reply where one claimed it's like the driven sound is "baked in" to their pickups). I've since bought a few other models because I loved these pickups so much.
A Ric 4003 with some overdrive and a pick?
I pluck with my fingers for the most part but I can't help but use a pick on my 4003. I haven't found a better bass for it, personally.
That would be my mongrel
Has a good thumpy old school fuzzy tone with flats and can get a great grindy overdrive with SS rounds. Mostly I think it's the really hot guitar humbucker in roughly a P bass position.
Yeah, Jetglo seems to work with everything...
I was going to reply with the exact same thing. Every one of my basses handles overdrive in it's own unique way. The majority of my basses have humbuckers, but even my single coil Jazz delivers a pretty sweet overdriven tone.
If I had to pick, my choice would be one of my Ibanezes - an SRX400 in which I swapped out the Phat-II preamp for a 4 band Audere. It has a lot of focus (MM-ish humbucker really close to the Ray "Sweet Spot") and the High-Mid control on the Audere really pushes my overdrives in a nice way.
Always loved you replies Lug... around here as well as on Harmony Central 15 years ago... (getting nostalgic, sorry... it’s either the beer or the broken ankle talking).
A Ric sounds great with overdrive! If I could only find one my fingers and wallet could be synchronized in being friends with I’d be a very happy guy!
And I mean, it's like choosing a favorite child anyway.