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what bass does this sound like to you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The Mock Turtle Regulator, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. identify the bass from the clip;
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I have no guess as to what it is, but I want some of it!
  3. It sounds like a Fender Precision (type) bass with flatwound strings* being played with a pick, and the tone control at about the halfway point. The strings are being plucked just in front of the pickup.

    That's what I'd guess. :confused:

    I could be wrong. When do we find out what it is?


    This is so exciting! :D
    * I originally said rounds, then changed my mind.
  4. I'll double that Pbass type, with a pick. Quite trebley..
  5. no!
    this is a P bass;
  6. Hmmm. The first one just sounds like a brighter version of the second one.

    You ain't foolin' with them amp settings, is you? :D

    Instead of basses, I'd like to try U.S. Presidents for $500, please. :p

    Mike :D
  7. Played with a pic.

    Possibly active? Just guessing from the extra little bit of honk.

  8. bah.

    the first one is my Dearmond Jetstar Special, with the neck coil of the Kent Armstrong MM pickup I shoehorned in there soloed.
    I was hoping someone might say Rick, as the coil is in about the same spot as the bridge p/up on a Rick 4001.
    maybe if it had a neck p/up too....

    I was surprised you thought it was strung with flats, and with the tone turned down- it's actually a boiled set of rounds, with the controls bypassed.

    the second one is my Warmoth homemade P, boiled rounds, in controls bypass.

    I might have to look at getting a DI box instead of running through a mic channel of my Tascam 414.

    BTW. the riff is from "down in the tubestation at midnight" by the Jam.
  9. I was 100% correct all along. After I edit my original post and delete this one, no one will be the wiser. :D

    Mike (the serpent) Jewels
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i woulda said ric with rounds if i had the chance :D that was what i was thinking.
  11. Funkyaurora


    Aug 21, 2002
    To me the firs clip sounds like my Roscoe Beck V
    recorded "live" via cellphone (sorry :).
    Now, the second clip is like one step on the way to a P-bass played with a pick (IMO).
  12. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Short scale. Single-coil pickups. Maybe a Bass VI or a baritone?

    edit: doh!

    Hmm. Sounds a little twangy for a long-scale bass.
  13. Funkyaurora


    Aug 21, 2002
    After listening to the clip again i find a little "Stingray vibe" in there somewhere.