#1
How in the world do I get a punchy, crisp, yet very bassey tone?
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#2
Fender Jazz Bass.

im not to fluent in knowledge bass amps. so i cant recommend anything there
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like Tool? or like ... geddy lee? lol
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It's very hard to describe. The only way I can put it is very crisp but at the same time very low ended. Almost like a Megadeth tone.
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some peavey amps have this wonderful thing where there is a pregain and post gain type knobs. the pregain amplifies the signal before the preamp does anything and the post gain amplifies the sound after the preamp does it's stuff. now the relevent part is that these knobs can be pulled out to change your tone. on the post gain if you pull it out that knob also adds punch. this way i can get my tone nice and bassy and then pull that knob out. then with a few minor adjustments i have a beautiful full bassy yet punchy tone.

so what i'm saying is look for amps that have punch options like this. mine is a TNT series.

hope i helped a bit.
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#6
By a tube amp

you almost immediatley get a warm, punchy but deep bass sound if u just fiddle the Eq right
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I know people disagreed with me when I said this before, but scooping out the mids while boosting the bass and treble help the crispness and the bassiness. Mids tend to cloud the signal quite a bit (although they do help cut through), so if you boost them less than you boost treble and bass, you separate the treble and bass, making them stand out more, and making your tone less honky (as I described it, like humming with your nose plugged). However, you don't want to go overboard with mid-scooping, because it can really make the tone sound hollow... so I suggest you scoop enough to get a crisp, bassy tone, but not too much where you can feel it but not hear it.

If you want some punch, play with your fingers. If you want more crispiness, play with a pick.

But the key is: crank the treble! That was John Entwistle's philosophy, and he inspired pretty much every bass player ever since then.
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