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Old 12-01-2008, 11:49 AM   #81
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Actually, speaking of thread resurrection - anyone know Mic Todd's bass tone? (from Coheed and Cambria)
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:41 PM   #82
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #83
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I love how probably a dozen people have asked for a certain bassist's tone and received no answers. Here's something I found while perusing the internets one day, I decided to save myself a copy. Hope this helps.

"BEATLE BASS - Boost 100Hz by 2 or 3dB, (if you don't use a pick then boost
3kHz by 3 to 6dB.)

SILLY LOVE TONE (McCartney) - (Similar to Beatle Bass with more warmth.)

Boost 100Hz by a few dB then boost 500Hz by 6dB or so. Cut 300Hz by about
3dB and cut 12kHz by 6dB. [Good for ballads, rockin' blues or shuffle.]

BASS IN YOUR FACE (Aggressive John Entwistle sound.) - Boost 1 to 2 kHz by 6

to 9dB. Cut 200Hz by 6dB. For more "brittle" sound cut 100Hz by 2 or 3dB.
This will help a busy bass line to slice through the mix.

TWANG THANG (C&W"ish") - To accentuate "twang" : Cut 200 to 250Hz by 6dB or

so. (Good for reducing "mud".) Boost equivalent amount of 1kHz for "twang".
Boost 100Hz by 1 or 2dB.

MO-BETTER MOTOWN (OR REGGAE) - (Smooth muted tone.) Cut 1kHz by 5 or 6dB.
Boost 200Hz by 3dB. Boost 100Hz slightly. Cut high end ("hi eq") by 6dB or

so. For "reggae" sound - boost a few more "dB's" of "low end".

MOTOWN (More punchy and aggressive.) - As above but instead of cutting 1kHz,
cut 5kHz by 6dB or more. (Both the "mo-better motown" & "motown" sounds work

nicely in a mix cluttered with mid-range elements such as guitar, piano &
horns.)

JACO JAZZ (Jazz sound) (also good for fretless bass) - Boost 1kHz by 6dB or
so. Cut 200Hz by as much as 9dB or more. Boost 100Hz by 1 or 2dB. Cut 12kHz

("hi eq") by 1 or 2dB. For "Marcus Miller" sound - cut at 800Hz rather than
200Hz."


I generally use:

Bass: 11 o'clock
Lo Mid: 1 o'clock
Hi Mid: 2 o'clock
Treble: 1-2 o'clock

I have a preamp on my bass too, generally I leave that flat but I roll it around for certain songs.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #84
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I get a great Rex Brown-ish tone through my SVT stack and Spector. The settings are as follows:

ON BASS:
Neck Pickup Volume: about 75%
Bridge Pickup Volume: 100%
Treble: Cranked
Bass: about 75%

ON SVT CLASSIC:
Gain: (as needed, usually about 4 or 5)
Bass: 5
Midrange: 6-7
Frequency: Position 3 (800 Hz)
Treble: 7-8
Master Volume: (as needed, sounds better turned up, of course )

Hope this helped someone! Merry Christmas
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:14 PM   #85
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Actually, speaking of thread resurrection - anyone know Mic Todd's bass tone? (from Coheed and Cambria)


+1 on that
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #86
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My Settings

Bass:
Neck and Bridge Pickup: Full
Tone :Full

MXR Bass D.I.

Colour switch on (Boosts bass and Treble a bit)
Bass : 9 O'clock
Mid: 1 O'clock
Treble: 3-4 O'clock

Amp Settings
Flat.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:52 PM   #87
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On my amp: treble/mids left alone, 7 band mids curve is flat at the low end, curves up a little until the middle, at 400Hz gets a little cut, then curves up from flat at the next band.

On my bass' active preamp: flat, sometimes a little treble boost. Pickups at 60% bridge, 40% neck.

On my SansAmp (fingerpicking): blend at max, treble at 2-3 O'Clock, bass at 2 O'Clock, drive at 8-9 O'Clock and presence at max.

When I use a pick (usually just for overdriven stuff), I'll usually stick the gain up to 10-11 O'Clock and drop the treble just a touch.

The fingerpicked stuff sounds like a cheapo version of early-RATM TimmyC's tone with a blunter attack but a bit more treble and the picked sounds similar, but with a bit more dirt and throat.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #88
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Hm, whatev.

'Neck' pickup with tone almost all the way down

Frequency notch almost completely "+" value

63Hz -5%
150Hz +25%
350Hz +30%
800Hz +25%
2kHz flat
5kHz flat

I'm not sure what I'm accomplishing
if I need to play harmonic parts, I completely boost my on pickup tone


If I feel like getting gritty, I crank my Neck tone
I add my Bridge pickup with full tone
(it has an uhm bad hum? And I roll the notch the opposite way)
But this is almost never


Lol, silly edit. My notation for that is so horrible. It is basically saying that "0" is -100%, "5" is 0%/Flat, and that "10" is +100%. +25% would be at like a "6" or "7" or something.

Now I have notched to the opposite part as before (so like between 10 and 11 o'clock or something). I think I flattened my mids just slightly from before and I know I raised my highs.

I find it TONNES easier to EQ while using fuzz/distortion (though that affects how I sound cleanly, obviously). Perhaps I just need an EQ pedal now?
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:05 AM   #89
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On my amp
Bass - 10
Mids - 8
Treble - 9

On my bass
Gain - 3
Bass - 9
Treble - 7
Volume - MAX!!
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:58 AM   #90
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On bass-

Volume- 10
Tone- 7

On amp-

Bass- 4
Mids- 7
Treble- 6
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #91
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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


Have you seen his set-up on guitargeek?
He literally just has an amp and a bass.

I don't think he cares much what he sounds like to be honest.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:36 PM   #92
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Mark Hoppus has a frowny face EQ. Cut the bass and treble. Crank the mids.

I don't know why I know that...
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:43 AM   #93
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How do i get a steve harris tone?
Or maybe something similar.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #94
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How do i get a steve harris tone?
Or maybe something similar.

im pretty sure there have been laods of threads about this.
his sig flatwounds have something to do with it
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:18 AM   #95
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i'm looking for a cliff burton tone, i play alot of early metallica songs.. if someones already asked and been answer direct me to were the answers is
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #96
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Bass: 7
Low Mid: 10
High Mid: 9
Treble: 5
Contour: 5

kinda Progressive sound
Now All I need is a Bongo 6 HH...but thats in $3500 time
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #97
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Humbuckers, big muff distortion with a decent amount of mids.
At least that's what I've found comes close
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:26 AM   #98
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im looking for a jason newsted's chime bell-ish tone that he has on the Black Album. Any good settings? I have gallien-krueger goldline bass amp with gain, contour, treble, low mid, high mid, and bass knobs.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:57 PM   #99
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I usually use:
Lows - 9
Lo Mids - 3
Hi Mids - 5
High - 5

(Jazz bass) Both pickups at max and tone at max - usually change p.u. volume and tone for different songs/styles
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:49 PM   #100
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