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What bass comes to mind when you hear the phrase *FAT TONE*?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve_man, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. steve_man

    steve_man Supporting Member

    May 15, 2002
    This has been going off in my mind for quite some time now.

    I've noticed that there are 2 types of fat sounds:

    - ballsy, growly and in your face
    - round and booty movin'

    Put your reply in one of these categories if you can.
    Also name your playin' style.

    You can name a particular bass or you can name a certain characteristic or combination of pups, neck, body style, etc.
  2. MascisMan


    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Precision bass-can do either ballsy or booty movin.

    I play in a southern rock/folk band.
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Yup, Fender P-bass.
  4. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Anymore, when I hear someone use the term "fat" or "phat" to describe how something sounds, I tend to read into it that all their knowledge is based on marketing hype. Sad, but true.
  5. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    P-Bass, G&L & Roscoe
  6. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    fender p-bass/warwick
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Sadowsky Vintage PJ - fat and round.
  8. P Bass of any kind, either P, P/J, or P/MM.
  9. Hi!

    For me, Fat Tone = F Bass = Fender Jazz Bass (IMHO more than a P Bass, cause there's more distorsion when you "attack" strings a lot (fingerstyle!)

  10. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    My Spector Euro-5 LX w/ active EMG 40-DC's and Spector Tone Pump circuit through an Ampeg SVT-5 PRO and PR-410 HLF. A serious room shaking monster. I play rock/funk. See links below for sound clips.
  11. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    Cool music, man. Your vocalist has a great voice.
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I first thought of Todd Strange, former bassist for Crowbar (no relation).

  13. Kavorka


    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    I think of "fat" as booty moving, myself.

    As for basses, my Roscoe LG-3005 gets a great fat sound but the fattest (phattest) was a Yamaha Attitude I owned for a while. Problably because it achieved the tone with a passive setup.
  14. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    thanks dude :)
  15. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    I've been wanting to get my hands on one of those (Roscoe), they are sweet looking. What kind of electronics are in them?
  16. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    51' Pbass
  17. booty moving earth shaking grooves...

    Tower of Power
  18. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  19. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
  20. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    - ballsy, growly and in your face = Wal
    - round and booty movin' = P bass