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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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victor wooten tone

i'm looking to get a victor wooten style tone out of my bass rig, i have an ampeg b-2 head and an ampeg svt-en 4-10 cabinet, i'll post pictures if needed also i'm running it into my ibanez iceman bass

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Having a EMG PAX/JVX set and Micheal Pope Flexcore preamp can help.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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Having a EMG PAX/JVX set and Micheal Pope Flexcore preamp can help.

I think his sig models just have regular EMG P/J's. I could be wrong though. The light gauge nickel strings are definitely part of the equation.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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I think his sig models just have regular EMG P/J's. I could be wrong though. The light gauge nickel strings are definitely part of the equation.

He switched to the PAX/JVX setup a while back saying that the PAX/JVX better matched the Micheal Pope Flexcore preamp.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Being Victor Wooten would also help, you would be surprised just how much of your tone comes from your technique.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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Being Victor Wooten would also help, you would be surprised just how much of your tone comes from your technique.


Yeap, always the first thing to check. I've seen videos of him playing all sorts of different basses through different rigs and he always sounds like Victor Wooten.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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i have good technique, i was thinking more along the lines of his eq settings
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:20 AM   #8
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i have good technique, i was thinking more along the lines of his eq settings

It has nothing to do with "good" technique. I have good technique too but I tend to sound more like Billy Sheehan than I do Victor Wooten. It's about having the right technique.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:55 AM   #9
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i have good technique, i was thinking more along the lines of his eq settings

When I saw him a year or two ago and got to walk on stage to see his rig, he was pretty much straight into his hartke amp which had flat eq with just a slight treble cut. Seriously, 90% of his sound comes from the pickup/preamp combination and his fingers.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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I'd go for a slightly scooped sound, bump up the high mid and maybe some treble (without it getting harsh) and leave the bass flat or even cut it slightly so things don't get really boomy.

His tone is much brighter and twangier than people think.

It really depends on your amp and technique though, so you're really just gonna have to mess around with it until you're happy. What I recommended might sound terrible with your bass and amp.

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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When I saw him a year or two ago and got to walk on stage to see his rig, he was pretty much straight into his hartke amp which had flat eq with just a slight treble cut. Seriously, 90% of his sound comes from the pickup/preamp combination and his fingers.


Preamp. Yep.

The only thing that will save you when you do not have much on the instrument.

I use the Preamp and Shaping section on my amp, no EQ. I like to run the power flat out. But I wrote of that already and got thrown off a site for asking $200 for my expereience.

No that was the little girl with the pretty butterfly on here bass who said wood does not effect tone.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #12
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i have some cash at the moment and i've been looking to upgrade my pickups, i'm going to check out emg's website
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