your definition of "growl"?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Triclops, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
  2. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    hey buddy

    its kinda hard to describe, i guess that "wet" rumble with a bit of snap to it?

    if that makes any sense :crying: :confused: :meh:
  3. scuba steve

    scuba steve

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hillsboro, Tx
    listen to a warwick thumb, and you will know the definition of growl.
  4. I'd say growl is lower midrange boost for me, between 300Hz and 450Hz. With good eq, most basses can growl (most... not all)
  5. bassit


    May 24, 2005
    China Mainland
    With EMG pups.
  6. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
  7. Jazz bass when you're really digging in
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Yes, Jazz bass. Maybe with midrange up and digging in.
  9. rontalsaurus


    Aug 19, 2002
    My Kinal in the lower registers with the bridge pickup favored slightly and the coil tap set to parallel, low mids (250Hz) boosted slightly.
  10. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    To me, the bass sound coming out of Charles Meeks Sting Ray on most any Chuick Mangione album
  11. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I figured it was a lower midrange boost ... you know....light distortion?
  12. Mids. Like Warwicks, except the opposite.
  13. JBass1


    Dec 6, 2005
    Warwick thumb, like stated before...they embody the famous growl warwick is known for
  14. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    +1. Still kinda working on mine.... :bassist:
  15. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    something to do with more bridge pickup.
  16. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Is anyone else growing tired of the word "growl" ? :eyebrow:
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  18. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
  19. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Warwicks do not define growl. They have a particular growl they are famous for (mostly the Thumb) but growl, as stated, is a biting, mid-rangey sound, usually produced when the neck pickup is favored and especially present in quality basses that have pickups closer to the bridge (as in a J-Bass, StingRay, Smith, Laklands, and thousand others.)

    It's also those peaky notes that you get when you dig in, again, with a mid-range characteristic.

    And I also think the word is widely misused, and overused. That said, I love a bass with good growl. :cool: