What would I have to do to get a Palatino EUB to sound like this????

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by rickwolff, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    Sell my soul maybe?



    I used to have an Eminence 5ver and really liked it but sold it.

    I've been thinking ever since of getting another EUB for nights like tonight when I am super Low-energy and going to just bring my slab to the jam session because I am a little under the weather and don't feel like hauling my DB. If I had a light (and cheap) EUB that sound as good as this recording I think that would be sweet.

    Thoughts? Other than maybe he's chanelling Jaco?
     
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  2. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    And here's CMD playing a Yamaha silent bass which I think also sounds very good. Mucho mas dinero, however.

     
  3. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Inactive

    Nov 20, 2000
    Harrison Mills
    He has a really nice touch but judicious use of a pretty sounding reverb (the T-Rex Roommate is my fav) is a big part of what's going on too with that Palantino. He also has a lot of that clicky percussive mid rolled off. CMD's Yamaha doesn't sound like there's reverb on it but that bass has a sound chamber which kinda captures some of what a reverb can do on a solid body bass. David Friesen has used reverb on his EUB for many years but with less mid scoop so it's a little more percussive sounding.
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Both sound OK in this setting to me. Also never heard a Parker Fly sound good like that before. Maybe it has something to do with the players?
     
  5. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    So you're saying it's hopeless, chris? Lol
     
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  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I keep thinking that the tone of those instruments wouldn't sound so good if the intonation wasn't so tight, or if the time wasn't so strong. The rest of us mortals tend to fall back on our acoustic tone!
     
  7. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek

    Mar 15, 2010
    Tijeras, NM
    Unrelated to the bass playing (which is very good), Dean Brown (playing the Parker Fly) could make a 2X4 strung with bailing wire sound fantastic.
     
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