#1
I have a Warwick Corvette, which no matter how much I fuss with my amp and tone knobs always comes out a little trebley. I'm saving up my money for another bass, but this one I want to be more bassy. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Fender Standard Jazz but I really have no idea. Thanks.

Carl
#2
dont sell the bass, what amp do you have?
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#3
Personally, I like the Fender Precision and it sounds richer than any other bass I've had. Plus, it's not too expensive.
#4
try putting flatwounds on it.
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#5
Schecter's make AMAZING low priced basses. but Fender Precisions are for sure a close second.
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I have a Warwick Corvette, which no matter how much I fuss with my amp and tone knobs always comes out a little trebley. I'm saving up my money for another bass, but this one I want to be more bassy. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Fender Standard Jazz but I really have no idea. Thanks.

Carl


If your having a hard time getting a Warwick to sound bassy, either

-your EQing wrongly
-you have an amp not on par with your bass in quality
-your amp/bass is damaged
-your playing strings made of tin foil

you dont need a new bass man. What amp are you using? We'll start there, if its not the amp then your EQ is the next step, and theres plenty of EQ experts here if im not helpful. And as Master Humanity suggested, flatwound strings are good for a thumpy bassy sound. Think Sir Paul Mccartney tone =)
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If your having a hard time getting a Warwick to sound bassy, either

-your EQing wrongly
-you have an amp not on par with your bass in quality
-your amp/bass is damaged
-your playing strings made of tin foil

you dont need a new bass man. What amp are you using? We'll start there, if its not the amp then your EQ is the next step, and theres plenty of EQ experts here if im not helpful. And as Master Humanity suggested, flatwound strings are good for a thumpy bassy sound. Think Sir Paul Mccartney tone =)

I think he wants a little mud to his step. something a little more likethis but you know, a mix between that and what he has. some flats will give you a lot of the bumpy thumpy without the falling out the mixy.

though if that doesn't help, definitely aim for a P-bass, a Schecter will have the same kinda pure clarity, but with a little less growl.

are we talking ash or bubinga corvette?
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I think he wants a little mud to his step. something a little more likethis but you know, a mix between that and what he has. some flats will give you a lot of the bumpy thumpy without the falling out the mixy.

though if that doesn't help, definitely aim for a P-bass, a Schecter will have the same kinda pure clarity, but with a little less growl.

are we talking ash or bubinga corvette?


Maybe i got his meaning wrong. Most of the Warwicks ive played/heard have a pretty thick bottom end, so my first assumption was amp/eq. But yeah, P-bass's have good solid bottom end as well, and the flatwounds will give you thumpity thump. Listen to some old Led Zeppelin, JPJ used a old P with flats, and he had a good, audible thumpy/groovy rock bass sound going.

But first, lets see if we can save you some cash by letting us know what your rig/eq configuration is. And if possible, give us an example of the tone youd like to replicate, or something similiar.
#9
Chances are, the Warwick the TS has is made of ash, which has a very prominent upper midrange growl, which would detract from the heavy bottom end.

Chances are, you just need to cut the low mids a bit, boost the bass a touch and run the bass through an amp with a nice 15" speaker with no tweeter.

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#10
Humanity was tht bassist in tht video playing w/ flatwounds and wht amp was he playin through tht **** was funky
#11
I have a Ampeg SVT-3 with an Avatar Cab and a bubinga Corvette. Thanks for the help so far.

Carl
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Humanity was tht bassist in tht video playing w/ flatwounds and wht amp was he playin through tht **** was funky

probably flatwounds, maybe orange amplifiers.

I'm not the expert on his tone, it is rather muddy at times.

TS, the cab and the bass may be your problem.

if that cab is 12 inch speakers, or even 10, the sound may just punch from there. look into 15s and 18s.
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#13
If it is an Ash Corvette DON'T CUT THE LOW MIDS. Nothing knocks the thump and rumble out of the Ash Corvette faster. Bump up the lows and low mids, cut the high mids a tad and off you go.

EDIT: missed the post where he says he has a Bubinga one
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I have a Ampeg SVT-3 with an Avatar Cab and a bubinga Corvette. Thanks for the help so far.

Carl


Bubinga has pretty solid low end, and i dont think your rig is the problem - im thinking your just tone specific, and want something a little bit beyond conventional reach. If you know of a bass player in any bands you listen to who has or has similiar tone to what your looking for, put up a video. Otherwise, as Humanity said, flatwound strings are the way to go. On your amp head focus on the low (bass) and low mids predominantly, with a tad bit of high (treble) and high mids if you dont want your notes to be atonal. Oh, and pluck closer to the neck (near the frets) for less "bite" from your strings.
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