#1
Hey guys,
I'm brand new at bass, although I've been playing guitar for a long time.
I am wanting to learn bass as well, and really like the tone that Mike Dirnt uses for the Green Day song "Longview."

How would be the best way to get that tone? Is it all in the bass and amp or is there some effect as well?

Thanks so much for your help
#2
The basic tone is boosted treble and mids I'd wager, as with most punk and pop-punk bands. Also, a pick.
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#3
neck pickup, boosted mids, but not to much treble to over zing it. Pick. Thats about it.
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#4
A good p-bass would help, too.
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#5
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A good p-bass would help, too.

or a gibson grabber which im sure was used on recording dookie

boosted mids,trebs and a bit of gain bite can help i think when it comes to pop punk and soloing or focusing more on the neck pup.

Also a few other tips are play far back nearer the bridge gives you even more of that tone and a pick is a must.
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or a gibson grabber which im sure was used on recording dookie

boosted mids,trebs and a bit of gain bite can help i think when it comes to pop punk and soloing or focusing more on the neck pup.

Also a few other tips are play far back nearer the bridge gives you even more of that tone and a pick is a must.


Gibson G-3 not grabber.