#1
Alright we need a bass for band tracks (i am having to play bass for the foreseeable future)

I was using a cheap bass kind of like the sting bass but cheap and farty sounding. I put it through my torque 100w amp and then through ampeg plugins but it still sounds crap. We dont just want a thump we need more treble and mids otherwise the sound is too muddy and the bass should be heard.

I have a really bad precision bass..jim deacon about 30 quid. If i put thick strings on it would this give me more body and tone? i like roger waters precision sound.
Last edited by Andr00 at Dec 26, 2008,
#2
Your gonna need a bass amp to get a good bass sound. Try renting one, if thats possible, or borrow one from a friend. Otherwise, try to get a VST bass plug-in you can program as you need it.
#3
i hope that torque amp isnt an electric guitar amp!?!!
bass guitars can break them if you are not careful. and they also sound like **** through them so that could be your problem.

if you are looking for a bright mid range and treble rich sound, i suggest you do the following:

1. use a bass amp with a 4x10 cab.
2. use some brand new medium/light guage strings everytime you record (preferably rotosounds or elite stadiums)
3. play with a plectrum for more attack

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a 2x10 would suffice really. really you could plug the bass directly into whatever you're recording and probably get a better sound than through you're guitar amp.
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a 2x10 would suffice really. really you could plug the bass directly into whatever you're recording and probably get a better sound than through you're guitar amp.

this.

also, playing closer to the bridge will add further treble and mids, and using a pick will add a click that was very useful for early studio bassists, and indeed, was part of the downfall of tic tac studio bass.
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Your gonna need a bass amp to get a good bass sound. Try renting one, if thats possible, or borrow one from a friend. Otherwise, try to get a VST bass plug-in you can program as you need it.





its not a guitar amp its a bass amp and as i stated i have a vst bass plugin ampeg to boost the tones. its a decent amp just the bass is crap so wondered how to best get a decent sound.