#1
These two bassists probably have my favorite type of tone. I was wondering if their deep sounding G and D strings is created through EQ or heavier gauge strings?
#2
Newstead is a big fan of Ampeg, and Ellefson uses Sansamp preeamps and, I think, Peavey cabs. Both bassists use picks. Grabbing a Sansamp BDDI should do it for you. Used might be good, as they're $200.
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tech-21-SansAmp-Bass-Driver-DI?sku=480206

There's also the Sansamp VT bass, which is, I think, the same as the BDDI above but without DI capabilities, a dry output, or a parallel input.
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tech-21-VT-Bass-Pedal?sku=459557
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#5
Newsted's tone on the black album is very mid-tone based. Excellent for cutting through AND sitting well in the mix at the same time, Bob Rock did a nice job. I'd say boost around 200-500hz for those tones. High mids are more important than treble also!
#6
Quote by QvistDK
Newsted's tone on the black album is very mid-tone based. Excellent for cutting through AND sitting well in the mix at the same time, Bob Rock did a nice job. I'd say boost around 200-500hz for those tones. High mids are more important than treble also!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExeRdxTSoss

That's newsteds tone. Pick hard.