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CemetaryGates90 01-07-2013 11:44 AM

how do i get a bass tone like this?

how would one achieve getting a bass tone like that? would getting a preamp/distortion pedal help me out any? is there a specific type of bass that would give me that tone better than others? i need to buy a new bass guitar anyway so i am open those suggestions as well. my rig currently is a carvin bx500 with a 1x15 cab and a 2x10 cab.

thanks in advance guys!

CJ Noble 01-07-2013 07:15 PM

I can't even actually hear the bass over the guitar. that tone does not cut through at all and I don't understand why you would want it.

Any distortion pedal with an active bass using the bridge pickup with a pick will get you that tone

FatalGear41 01-08-2013 04:07 AM

^Agreed. I suppose any old bass with a distortion box would do fine, but I cannot hear any bass "tone" at all in that video.

Alucard817 01-08-2013 05:33 AM

I hear it at the very beginning, but once the guitars kick in the bass player might as well go home for a nap.

Any basic bass with bright strings will give you that "tone". Hell I could get it on my old Fender jazz bass with steel strings.

chatterbox272 01-08-2013 08:59 AM

Distortion, bridge pickup, and a kick drum to hit at the start of every note.

MellowDeath 01-08-2013 11:14 AM

I hear it through out the song, but it's mostly a very precussive tone. So that's easy, boost mids, cut lows, boost gain (or get a distortion/overdrive pedal), put on new strings, lower the action, bridge picks-ups, humbuckers help. Just muck about, you'll find it quickly n easily.

Spaz91 01-08-2013 11:20 AM

Its just a bridge humbucker with low action, scooped mids, boosted highs and a bit of grit (almost definitely a Sansamp.)

A budget version of this would be a Sterling Sub and a Hartke VXL.

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