How would you go about getting some sweet JPJ tone on an amp with 5 band eqs and a j bass?
Last edited by Blockythebass at Sep 15, 2007,
I assume we're talking 1968-1975 JPJ bass tone.

First of all, you want big speakers, since, like Jaco, he was using Acoustic 360's.

Secondly, and most importantly, he used flatwound bass strings on his Fenders. End of story.

Thirdly, both pickups were always on.

A flat EQ should do the trick. If it's too thin, dial in a little bit of bottom. If it's too woofy, dial in some treble. That's how you should always EQ.

He's a fantastic player; one of my favourites. But what's so special about his tone? Standard J-bass with flats. Done.
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