#1
In my band I play metalcore/dance and I use a really smooth tone, kind of Flea-esque but with a bit more fret buzz/rattle. Am I alone?

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#2
doesn't matter, cuz smooth is always sexy.

i never really cared too much for rough-sounding tones. or production.
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#3
XD. But is it common to have this kind of tone in metal? I was actually considering a fretless to further this sound. Obscura are pretty awesome in that respect.

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#4
I think it's quite ok to have a smooth sounding bass sound, in metal, as opposed to distorted. It would probably mesh with the guitar too much if it was distorted, having it smooth means it has a more distinctive sound seperate from other instruments, making the music more dynamic. Though feel free to occasionally get the fuzz wah out
#6
BTBAM use a really smooth tone, check out the new album and it's really obvious.
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#7
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XD. But is it common to have this kind of tone in metal? I was actually considering a fretless to further this sound. Obscura are pretty awesome in that respect.
It's usually pretty gross and trebly for the most part. For "more sick" tone, I always thought Steve DiGiorgio always had a sweet tone even if it isn't always easy to hear.
#8
For Metal I Use My THICK Strings i mean they are HUGE because if i use the thin strings i get slapped in the face by them but yh the THICK strings DO get a smoother sound.
#10
Flea has a smooth tone? since when?

Besides that. Imo a smooth tone in metal works much better than the clank with scooped mids. Check out Jeroen Paul Thesseling with Obscura, best tone in metal imo.
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#11
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEE smooth tones in metal.

Steve DiGiorgio's tone on Quo Vadis's Defiant Imagination album is absolutely ****ing sexy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep_9S9WH8TI
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