#1
Basically, a couple months ago I got a copy of The Who Live At Kilburn. I already love the Ox as a huge fan of The Who, but I'm absolutely in love with his tone here. He's using his custom Alembic Explorer bass on it, and I was wondering if, since I'm working on Reznoring an album(Playing all the instruments myself thanks to multitracking), I was wondering if there's any sort of bass I can buy to get a similar tone running straight into a PA/recording stuff?
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#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PZkYxVkFVA

sounds kinda like a Spector going through a good drive.

get a Sansamp Bass Driver DI and one of them. a VM J may get close if you're on a tight budget.
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#3
Alright, will look around any local shops, see if they have those, mess with them and see what it sounds like. Much appreciated. Anyone else?
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#4
Here's some tips: get a bass, put on brand new RotoSound 66s (maybe light gauge?), set the action on the bass pretty low, then proceed to hit the strings quite hard. Roll the tone knob down to about 60%. Apply heavy compression and some light overdrive. And the guy above was right, a jazz should get pretty close. Hope that helps!
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#5
John Entwistle relied on a number of things for his tone. He liked expensive Alembic and Warwick basses, but he also played many Fenders and Gibson Thunderbirds with Fender Precision necks ("Fenderbirds"). Entwistle relied on a lot of high-end in order to cut through. He always said he cut the bass and cranked the treble on his amplifiers. He used Marshall and Hiwatt guitar amplifiers, and later Sunn bass amplifiers. I'm sure he used other amplifiers, too. In his instructional video, he is seen playing through a Marshall guitar cabinet and is using a rackmounted DigiTech guitar preamp similar to the DigiTech GSP 1101. And of course, he always played at ear-splitting volumes. Try Rotosound roundwounds, lots of treble and midrange on your amplifier and apocalyptic sound pressure levels and you'll be on the right track.
#6
oh of course!!!

make sure you keep a bright set of Roto 66 (practically his signature string) on at all times, change them constantly.

thanks guys
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#7


make sure you keep a bright set of Roto 66 (practically his signature string) on at all times, change them constantly.


He's claimed to have changed strings daily - he pretty definitely had new strings on for every show.
#8
He also used Bi-amped trace rigs didnt he, through many different sizerd cabs. That would have done alot.
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