Chelsea Dagger thread #284675
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:35 AM
Ive been after a reasonably close bass sound to the tone Baz Fratelli gets on Chelsea Dagger for a while and been through numerous fuzz/distortion/overdrive pedals and all have failed.
As per the link its fuzzy but still thumpy and reasonably tight. I certainly think in the studio they have taken a clean feed and a fuzzy feed and dubbed them on the album track so I know im not going to get the EXACT tone but im looking to get as close as poss.
Ive tried an old Bubble Font Muff that got close-ish but it lacked the thump/bass. The Big Bass Muff isn’t bright enough, an Ibanez PD7 was too sludgey, a Boss BD2 was awesome but again lacked the thump. I play through an Ampeg valve amp so also tried an LPB1 boost pedal to try and overdrive the amp but it wasn’t fuzzy enough (awesome valvey beef tho!).
I’m playing a P bass into an always-on DHA Bass Drive to beef up my sound then into the Ampeg V4BH into an Ampeg 410he. I get that my flatwounds wont help but I think that’s what Baz Fratelli uses anyway hence the underlying thump to the sound.
Any help with this is muchly appreciated as its driving me round the bend!
Fender Precision PB70 (black/black/Rosewood)
Squier SQ Bass (burst/black/Rosewood)
Ampeg V4BH Valve amp
Ampeg SVT 410he Cab
Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:13 PM
I've only ever heard this on the radio as background noise, so I listened to it properly yesterday. We are not the Fratellis so I plan to use the sound of a Mike Lull bass (fingers) into a TH500 amp into Barefaced 112 cabs, ie my sound. No help at all, I know, but that's it.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:22 PM
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