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What effect was used to get that sound?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Btbp, May 4, 2019.


  1. There are a number of songs where I would like to be able to duplicate the sound, mostly an effect and/or amplification issue, of course also technique comes into play.

    One is the intro to Eric Clapton's Bad Love, the particular kind of echo/reverb Pino is using. I haven't been able to duplicate that with my humble Boss RV-3 and suspect it is something much more sophisticated, on the Lexicon level.

    I had another one the other day I can't remember ATM.

    There has got to be a lot of these other on which other people have questions.
     
  2. Wow, surprised no replies, I envisioned this topic to be popular and I have other either effect or pure bass sound questions I thought to follow the first one with once I got an answer or at least a conversation.

    I can't believe I am the only bass player besides Pino who would be interested how to get that reverb-y sound.
     
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Any decent reverb will do. Also sounds like a chorus.
     
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  5. Sounds to me like a bit of echo two or three repeats with reverb but, as far what unit or settings. I don't have a clue.
    Oh, and what JimmyM said chorus.
     
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  6. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Yeah. A good, lush reverb with that 80s-90s digital sweep. Hard to hear detail with the keyboard patch playing over it. Maybe even doubling at the tail end. Just guessing.. :)
     
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  7. Thanks all for coming by and commenting.

    So I have tried to get this sound with my humble Boss RB-3 but so far it comes up short.
     
  8. I wanted this thread to be a place where people asked similar questions. I know I have others, some I can think of now, some I can't.

    One I can think of now I was listening to at the gym the other day with headphones and while not my own ideal sound, I really like this bass sound.

    Not an effect but how a sound is achieved. It's from something that many may not know of, but is pretty cool if one can handle Prog with some geeky sci-fi mixed in. A collection of mostly European Metal and Prog luminaries in a project led by Dutch Arjen Lucassen. The bass on this sounds great in a PBass sounding a little like a Rickenbacker-way.

    At the start around 0:45 has a crunchy sound with some after-effect, and later at 8:25 which has that Ray Schulman harpsichord-y sound.

    Or this at 4:05

    Into the Electric Castle - Wikipedia

    I must admit that I don't know how much of certain sounds are due to studio wizardry and equipment vs. a particular bass and effect, and how to duplicate those. A BDDI is a good start but only a part of the solution.
     
  9. Any ideas on the sound of that bass on those Areyon songs? Anything special or is it just the studio production?

    And since I mention Ray Schulman, in case you don't know him you might like this:
     

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