What effect is this?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lucky Strike, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    San Diego
    I've heard this effect on bass in a few different songs. Mostly groovy RnB and some older gospel tunes. I have no idea what it is but it sounds so smooth.

    On the video the bass comes in at the 0:50 mark and there's a lick at 3:35 that you can really hear it.

    Take a listen and tell me if you know what it is!

    Virtue~ Angels Watching Over Me - YouTube

  2. JetBlackJazz

    JetBlackJazz Guest

    Feb 22, 2011
    Lumberton, TX
    Sounds like just a well tuned P bass
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    To my ears, it sounds like a synth, not a bass. The decay on the envelope is short, and the wobbles sound like a pitch wheel in action. Then again, it could be a great player, a P bass, flatwound stings, and alot of good finger control. Don't think an effects pedal will get this.
  4. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Guest

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I think it's "finger". I may well be wrong. I've always loved the Pbass sound but never liked the neck.
  5. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    It's a synth... no doubt in my mind. I don't hear a finger pluck; it sounds like a keyboard to me.