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Title.

He currently has an Epiphone T-Bird bass, and a Fender Rumble 60 amp. We play post-hardcore/metalcore, and he wants to get that really grindy bass sound. I said that a nice overdrive pedal will probably give him that sound.

He sometimes uses a DS-1, but man it sounds pretty bad, even with a normal guitar. Any ideas would be great.

Thanks.
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#4
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#5
Tech 21 VT...it's essentially an "SVT in a box" so amp emlulator, but the tonal variety is amazing, and you can dial in a really good grindy punk/hardcore OD tone really very easily...I never leave home without mine
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Title.

He currently has an Epiphone T-Bird bass, and a Fender Rumble 60 amp. We play post-hardcore/metalcore, and he wants to get that really grindy bass sound.

Good luck trying to get a grinding tone with that setup, that amp were just not cut it in a band (especially not a metal band) and the Thunderbird is the least grindy bass you can have. Tell him to trade the Tbird for a Squier or an Ibanez.

I'd recommend a Zoom B2 Multi-Effect. Lots of distortion modeling, a noise gate, compressor, EQ, etc. Everything a bassist needs really.
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Good luck trying to get a grinding tone with that setup, that amp were just not cut it in a band (especially not a metal band) and the Thunderbird is the least grindy bass you can have. Tell him to trade the Tbird for a Squier or an Ibanez.

I'd recommend a Zoom B2 Multi-Effect. Lots of distortion modeling, a noise gate, compressor, EQ, etc. Everything a bassist needs really.


I've noticed that the sound he gets with the humbuckers on the bass is nothing like what a post-hardcore/metalcore band sounds like, and lots of them use J-basses, or basically anything with a split pickup. The T-bird is his dream bass, so no chance in getting rid of that.

The sound he gets right now is pretty ballsy, though.
#8
If anything I'd go for a Hartke Bass Attack VXL or a Sansamp Bass Driver to get anything near that sound.
#9
I know what you mean man. I've being going through trying to find the best distortion I could for that genre. I HATED the grind channel of my Line 6 Lowdown because everytime I got it to sound good away from band practice, it sounded like a solo project. I would suggest a Boss Metalzone. It goes well in them brutal breakdowns.
#11
Alot of hardcore bands use driven SVTs or Orange (better out of the two IMO, listen to later gallows or converge), but a Boss ODB3 or Sansamp (budget permitting) would be a better bet.
Try boosting the treble and low mids on the amp to give it a slightly scooped sound, not too much though and add a touch of overdrive from one of the pedals. Play with a pick and maybe try soloing the bridge pick up on the bass, or the neck and see if that helps as well.