#1
i'm trying to get this tone one of my favorite band's bass players use on their songs.
heres an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RDGLQuBkaE
i want something like that.
heres what i got to work with:
Acoustic B200 bass amplifier
Squier Affinity Series P Bass
DR High Beam Strings (45-65-85-105)
please and thanks guys
and no flaming me for my taste in music, no need for that
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#2
Plug your active bass with Jazz style pickups into a SansAmp with a bit of the distortion turned on, play with a pick, and DI it into a soundboard.
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#3
I'm actually having some trouble hearing the bass on that song. As a rule of thumb, metal bass is usually either really growly and aggressive or super scooped like the guitars. Because this is a more current band and I can't really hear the bass, I'm guessing it's the latter.
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#4
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I'm actually having some trouble hearing the bass on that song. As a rule of thumb, metal bass is usually either really growly and aggressive or super scooped like the guitars. Because this is a more current band and I can't really hear the bass, I'm guessing it's the latter.

listen to at about 34 seconds thats when it starts i picked this song to show because you can hear the bass before anything
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#5
High treble, flat mids and scooped lows, while playing closer to the bridge using a pick should be close, it is for me atleast.
#6
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listen to at about 34 seconds thats when it starts i picked this song to show because you can hear the bass before anything


OK, I can hear it now. The video wasn't loading when I did the first post, so I was going by the 30 second sample thing on iTunes. I think the previous post got it right.
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#7
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High treble, flat mids and scooped lows, while playing closer to the bridge using a pick should be close, it is for me atleast.

this. though some active singles would really help you out.
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#8
Umm... I say again... the vast majority of that tone is coming from a SansAmp Bass Driver DI, with emphasis on the DI.
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#9
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Umm... I say again... the vast majority of that tone is coming from a SansAmp Bass Driver DI, with emphasis on the DI.

he sadly, is without the pedals though...

if you are willing to drop some money for this sound, it is a great pedal.
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#10
Oh, misunderstood the thread - and in that case, you're not going to get a tone you'll identify as that without that pedal. Especially not just clean.
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#11
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Oh, misunderstood the thread - and in that case, you're not going to get a tone you'll identify as that without that pedal. Especially not just clean.

well he could just stab his speaker with a pencil a few times, but that would not be quite what he wants.

not to mention the resale value will plummet.
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#12
with Sylvanus's answer i got pretty close to it
ima tweak my amplifier some more until i get closer
and yeah i can't spend any on pedals sadly
i wish there was some way i could get to that sound without a pick though but i guess i'll settle with it for now
thanks for all the help guys
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#13
Does your amp have a gain control? If so, crank it all the way, and scale back until you get exactly it.
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#14
^ What he said. The B200 has a distortion circuit built in, meaning it can get a dirty tone similar to a tube amp. Not the same tone, exactly, but the method is similar.
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well he could just stab his speaker with a pencil a few times, but that would not be quite what he wants.

not to mention the resale value will plummet.

lol.
i think a pen would work better....