#1
hey guys whatsup
I remember a while ago finding a list of dozens of famous bands/guitarists with ways to get their specific tone settings in some UG thread. I was wonderin if anyone ever made one for bassists, cause i couldn't find it in the search bar
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#2
I'm presuming you mean tones on albums? Bass tones are usually a lot more interesting and complex than guitar tones, where the same signal has been processed up to 5 times in different ways. Don't know how any bass tones were made exactly off the top of my head but I've learned a trick or two.
#3
i guess more than anything I really just mean EQ settings. the whole pedal/effects thing gets wayy to expensive and complicated
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#4
sadly, we tend to be a little more creative than the guitar forum (read: not likely to find a band willing to deal with our sudden improvised jazz odysseys). Most of us have our own tones we like to play. if you post a couple songs you want the sound of we could give you some pointers in the right direction- all good tones come from somewhere, right

hell. 10 bucks says it's a mids cut jazz bass through an Ampeg SVT with an 8x10.
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#5
A good bass tone is a good bass tone. With a simple 3-band EQ, or even a 2-band, you just twist the nobs a few times and you can get a good useable sound.

The "signature" tones of certain bass players have more to do with their gear setup and technique rather than their EQ settings.


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#6
Famous tones, I guess, clanky round wound, deep flat wound thump with bridge mute, Overdriven tube amp, sub bass dub and reggae.

most famous tone, round wounds, P bass, Ampeg
#7
Hunter burgan (afi) uses a lot of treble, and brightness. A highway one jazz, stainless steel strings, and some svts should do it. Johnny Christ uses a lot of mids, with the bass slightly higher than the treble, with a ebmm stingray hh, power slinkies, and I think gk amps but I'm not 100% on that. Mikey way uses a standard, and a highway one p bass, svts, and wither raises the treble slightly, or dissent touch the eq at all. That's all I've got.....
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#8
Listen to kyuss. Bassists will like you.
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#9
I know that Cliff Burton used a Ric' with a Morley distortion/wah combo-pedal, he switched roughly round MoP to an Aria bass. Dont know about his amp though...

Jaco Pastorius = pure fretless flatwound J-bass sex.
Lemmy Kilmister = Ric' into a Marshall guitar head, with a bass cab. Trebly.
Chris Squire = Ric' with a Pic'.
Almost every disco or 80's song = P-bass or J-bass into a Plexi.
Surf = P-bass or a Mosrite into a Fender Bassman.
Korn = floppy strings, slap near the bridge and a heavy valve bass amp.

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#10
According to metallica's gear list on their official website cliff used a big MUFF pi distortion.
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#11
If memory serves I think Cliff Burton used either the Mesa D180 or the Mesa 400. Not entirely sure though.
#12
Save Cliff Burton for the infamous bass tones thread.

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