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Old 12-06-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Bass Settings

I know the guitar forum's got like 80 pages of this stuff for guitar so I was thinking about one for bass. For those of you who haven't seen the guitar one, this could be the place to put your favorite settings, settings to get a certain sound, settings to sound like someone, or anything I forgot. Unfortunatly, I don't have any to start it off but I'll pass that torch on to you...
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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Settings to sound like me:

bass: 10
mid: 7
treb: 5 or 6

The mids and trebs is changable (But I <3 a good middy sound, treb is fairly important for tehtaps, but distortion helps for that)

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Old 12-06-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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To get my settings(I think it's Mike Dirnt's settings but I can't remember):

Bass:Max.
Mid:Min.
Treb:Max.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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Bass - 5
Mids - 5
Treble - 7
Someimtes roll back the tone, sometimes have it on max. I kinda like it, reminds me of Offspring bass tones in a way. Also like the slap tone from it.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:07 PM   #5
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Can someone give me a good fingerstyle metal tone that will cut through?
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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Can someone give me a good fingerstyle metal tone that will cut through?


"Metal" tone = high bass & treb, killed mids, BUT cutting thru (i.e. w/ a band playing) will require some mids too.

So like, bass 10 mid 4-6, treb 8.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:32 PM   #7
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My tone...

I have an active bass with two bart pups.

Fingerstyle
Bass : 75% of the way up
Mids : 55% of the way up
Treble: 53% (well just a tad lower than my treble)
Pick-Up Balance : I balance about 75% to the neck pickup, 25% to the back pickup.

With this, my amp settings are : (I'm just going to cut this down into bass/mid/treb)

Bass: 75% up
Low Mids: 75% up
High Mids:25% down
Treble: 75% up

I find the way I manage my midrange really nice. I prefer a beefier slap to a brittle trebely slap. The pickup balance allows me to switch between fingerstyle and picking very quickly. All I really need to do is set my pup balance back when I'm playing with a pick. This gives me a very deep, tight sound with dropped mids when picking. When slapping, I tend to turn my pickup balance more towards the neck pickup for a deeper sound.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:43 PM   #8
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I like it likes this-
For normal rock-
Bass- 10
Treble- 8
Mids- 4

For heavy, more downtuned rock I have to really turn up my mids to about 7 or 8 to cut through.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:58 PM   #9
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I usually play with bass and mids about equal, and treble cut a little (one or two marks down) for fingerstyle and pick. When slapping, I swap mids and treble. Depending on the music, I might boost one setting or the other to suit. I like my largely balanced tone, sits real nice in the mix. I've never seen a need to put one setting or the other through the roof, I adjust just enough to suit the music and no more.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:15 PM   #10
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Settings to sound like me:

bass: 10
mid: 7
treb: 5 or6


you sound, just like me! lol

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Old 12-07-2005, 01:34 PM   #11
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On my amp:

Bass: 10
Mid: 10
Treble: 2

MXR M-80

Bass: 9
Mid: 10
Treble: 6

On my bass it is totally bassed up. I do add some treble occasionally if I want a bit more punch to my tone.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:50 PM   #12
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To get my settings(I think it's Mike Dirnt's settings but I can't remember):

Bass:Max.
Mid:Min.
Treb:Max.


yep thats what i do
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:25 PM   #13
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To get my settings(I think it's Mike Dirnt's settings but I can't remember):

Bass:Max.
Mid:Min.
Treb:Max.

how do you get any tone from that?
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:31 PM   #14
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on my bass, i have my highs, p'up selector(its a pot), and bass, set in the middle. (theres a knotch in the pot to tell me where middle is.

and my amp is all flat, with the mids a little lower (13 channel EQ) but i can make all my changes on my bass. i raise the bass a bit to get a havier sound. i turn the bridge p'up all the way if i want a jazz bass sound. and all the way to the neck and bass up if i want a nice, ballad sound. and with tweaking with those, i can get almost anything with it. i need a new battery though. . .
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:25 PM   #15
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how do you get any tone from that?


It sounds good to me.

I have the tone on max when I want a more Trebly sound, or I have the tone all the way down to get a more bassy sound.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #16
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Can anybody tell me how to get a mark hoppus-ish tone?
Yeah, yeah "HE SUCKS AT BASS"
but im in a ska/pop-punk band now and I like his sound
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:56 PM   #17
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For regular bass playing,I like to use:
Bass:0
Mids:10
Treb:0

And on my guitar,I let my neck pickup go to max,with my bridge pickup all the way down and my Tone knob down all the way to bass.When I want to cut through,I'll raise the tone on my bass a bit.

For the slapping/funk type stuff,I use:
Bass:Max
Mids:None
Treb:Max

And both my pickups are on max and my tone on full treble

Generic,I know,but it works for me
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:02 PM   #18
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mids up nice and high, and a fair bit of treble and a touch of bass when i have the distortion on. i dont have an amp really now, but i had it on ****e0 settings
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:23 PM   #19
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Can anybody tell me how to get a mark hoppus-ish tone?
Yeah, yeah "HE SUCKS AT BASS"
but im in a ska/pop-punk band now and I like his sound


Drop your mids, boost your bass, boost your treble. Lean more towards the back pickup, and play with a pick for that nice bright sound.

Bass: 85% up
Mids: 20% up
Treble: 70% up

I'm not a really big fan of his tone, but that's pretty much what he's got going.
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:38 PM   #20
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I jack the bass and treble all the way, and drop the mids down pretty much all the way.
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