#1
I know he uses P-Basses tuned half a step down, and a pick, but I was wondering what effects and/or EQ settings, anyone?

P.S. Some songs with noticeable bass bits:

-1000 Good Intentions (Intro/Verses & Bridge)
-The Unraveling (Intro)
-Like The Angel (Intro & Outro)
-To The Core (Bridge)
-Life Less Frightening (Bass Solo/Bridge)
-Blood To Bleed (Intro/Verses)
-Drones (Intro)
-But Tonight We Dance (Intro/Verse 1)
-Long Forgotten Sons (Intro)
-The Dirt Whispered (Intro/Verses)

Any help would be great!
Gear:
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass
Kent Videocaster
Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Pedal
#2
Seems like he just uses standard gear. As for EQ, it sounds like he's got some of the high end turned up, but I'm **** for picking up on EQ.

He also sounds like he's doing some chord strumming as opposed to just single note lines on a few songs.

Other than that, I'd say just a P-Bass directly through an amp with Mid and Treble heavy EQ.
Last edited by pinheadslts75 at Jul 21, 2009,
#3
Yeah, I knew about the chords (well, on bass they're more like power chords, but I don't know the technical term anyway), but I think you're onto something with the Treble turned up...
Gear:
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass
Kent Videocaster
Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Pedal
#5
Sweet, I was hoping it was that simple
Gear:
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass
Kent Videocaster
Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Pedal
#6
Quote by Punk P-Bassist
Yeah, I knew about the chords (well, on bass they're more like power chords, but I don't know the technical term anyway).


The word you're looking for is Root-Fifth Chords.
#7
Is it? Cool, didn't know that. Oh, slightly off topic, but what's a chord where both fingers are on the same fret? Umm, example:

(The Unraveling)
Gb|-9-999-9-9-9-7-7-7-7---5-555-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
Db|-9-999-9-9-9-7-7-7-7---5-555-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gear:
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass
Kent Videocaster
Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Pedal
#8
Those are perfect fourth intervals. I wouldn't really call anything a "root-fifth chord." Technically only 2 notes doesn't constitute a chord. It makes more sense just to call them power chords, since that's a widely accepted name for perfect fifths played in that context.
#9
In addition to what everyone said, you'll want a touch of distortion.
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#10
He is pretty famous for using two amps, one clean and one distorted. I think in the studio he also has one shifted ever so slightly towards one channel and another to another. I can sound almost exactly like him by using both a guitar amp with extremely noisy and low-quality distortion and an extremely treble- and mid-heavy EQ on it, and a clean amp with a very bassy EQ. I use a no-name (or technically "Guitar Research," whatever the hell that is) guitar amp for the distortion (and it has built in overdrive that I use) and a Phil Jones Bass Flightcase for my clean amp. I actually just drive the Guitar Research combo through the tuner out of the Flightcase. (If I use the line out, the volume control will alter the signal).