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Old 01-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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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
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
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^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.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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Distortion, bridge pickup, and a kick drum to hit at the start of every note.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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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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