#1
I love the sound of the bass in this song, but i am having a hard time even getting close to the tone. Any suggestions? I have a MIM Fender Jazz and a line 6 LD300
#2
Tim Commerfields tone is damn near impossible to emulate.
but i say just fiddle with knobs till you get close
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#3
well he uses fender jazzes (which you have) and ampeg bass amps (which there is probably a setting for). i think you eq it something around turning the bass down a little and pushing the treble up a good amount and the mids up a tad.
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#4
Do a search for him in here, questions about his sound are asked quite often and several times msyelf and others have posted basically every rig he's used, when he used it and some settings as well.

If you aren't that patient, then go through your amp models on your amplifier, if I'm correct it has an SVT setting, choose that. Then turn up the treble and high mids for that sharp/punchy sound and boost your mids for that Jazz growl.

EDIT: I think the "grind" setting is modeled after an SVT.
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#5
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Do a search for him in here, questions about his sound are asked quite often and several times msyelf and others have posted basically every rig he's used, when he used it and some settings as well.

If you aren't that patient, then go through your amp models on your amplifier, if I'm correct it has an SVT setting, choose that. Then turn up the treble and high mids for that sharp/punchy sound and boost your mids for that Jazz growl.

EDIT: I think the "grind" setting is modeled after an SVT.


the rock setting is an svt and the grind is a sans amp PSA-1 into an svt mixed with a clean signal
#6
I'm pretty sure he uses his homemade distortion pedal on that song, not in the intro, buyt immediately following. That could be where you aren't able to emulate his tone.
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#7
Quote by kyle1528
the rock setting is an svt and the grind is a sans amp PSA-1 into an svt mixed with a clean signal


Try the rock setting since Tim usually uses/used SVT heads.
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#8
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I'm pretty sure he uses his homemade distortion pedal on that song, not in the intro, buyt immediately following. That could be where you aren't able to emulate his tone.



actually i was going more for the intro
#10
Tim used a Musicman Stingray for the debut album, which is partially the explanation since you have a Jbass.

Also the pickup coil winding that watchingmefall is also true with Commerford's basses.

The active soapbar coupled with unique winding is how you would get this song's tone. However you shouldnt try to emulate it exactly since most of the time it isn't worth it.

Usually a scooped eq with emphasis on treble and some overdrive is suitable enough.
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#11
Quote by Killibinizik
Tim used a Musicman Stingray for the debut album, which is partially the explanation since you have a Jbass.

Also the pickup coil winding that watchingmefall is also true with Commerford's basses.

The active soapbar coupled with unique winding is how you would get this song's tone. However you shouldnt try to emulate it exactly since most of the time it isn't worth it.

Usually a scooped eq with emphasis on treble and some overdrive is suitable enough.

All that is true, and we can't forget one of the most important aspects in a bassist's tone (and I'd say, the MOST important), Tim's technique and fingers.