#2
i dont know anything about what gear he uses. but EQ wise: try cranking the highs/mids and turn the lows down
#5
Turn up the lows and highs. Cut your mids. It's the exact tone that almost every single punk bassist uses.
#6
Quote by Bumper
It's the exact tone that almost every single punk bassist uses.


Actually, Chris #2 has a suprisingly distinct tone in comparison with other punk bassists - it's one of the nicest I've heard...

He uses quite a lot of mids to cut through the guitars, cut your lows a little, and boost the highs
#7
^It sounds exactly like Matt Freeman, Jay Bentley, Royce Nunley, Gwomper, and Bryan Keinlen. I could name more, but theres not really any point. I loke Anti-flag alot, but listen to it against a bunch of Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, or Avail and you'll see what I mean about him having a similar tone.
#8
I can see the comparison with Bad Religion, the Bouncing Souls bassist has a much grittier/overdriven sound than Chris imo...I can't really comment on Avail as I've only heard a few songs...but if I'm not mistaken the Avail player uses his fingers...right? (just listening to Simple Song, and it sounds like fingers) So undoubtly the tone will be different
#9
All I'm saying is that generally for punk you should cut your mids down, and boost the bass and treble. Most punk bassists do that, and have for years. I guess Keinlen does have a bit more distortion, but the general tone shape remains the same.
#10
Well my sound is almost like that punk-rock bass tone, i put the bass and low mids around 6, middle at around 2 or 3, the high mids at 8 or 9 and treble around 4.

That gives me a very punchy sound that cuts through pretty well, but it still has a thump to it. I also use a compressor to even everything out and have a distortion pedal for a little boost and to dirty my sound just a little. I also play with a pick and i have the Fender P-Bass Special Deluxe whatever. It has the J neck, P body and a P/J pickup config. I turn the Jazz pickup off so I get that deep P-bass sound since my amp has the high mids boosted so much.
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-Peavey T-40 (1982)
-Hartke HA-3500
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