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#1 Nicko

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

....by posting someone elses.

Mine is very similar to this https://www.youtube....h?v=EqWRaAF6_WY
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:59 PM

I'm not sure I really have a "tone". I change the sound to suit whatever band and/or song I am working with at the time. Generally though, Fender (or similar) Jazz bass with both pickups, and tone, on full. Amp settings fairly flat or with a boost to the mids. Very little distortion/crunch/grind (call it what you will!).

I can't actually think of anyone else with a similar core tone. I'll give it some thought though... ;) Maybe Jonas Reingold...
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

This is pretty much what I'm going for

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's something like Eric Czars when playing for JB..


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:17 PM

Aggressive, punchy, twangy and hard-hitting. Pretty much the opposite of me as a person in fact. My tone/sound is somewhere between JJ Burnell, Duff McKagan, Bruce Foxton and Lemmy.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:50 PM

Foxton meets Hooky with a bit of Pino thrown in if I am playing fretless (well I would like to think I sound like Pino!)
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:06 PM


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

Hot, bright and loud. All the things it should be.

Edited by Harryburke14, 17 March 2017 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

A gnarly mux of Geddy Lee, dUg and JJ Burnell.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

In development ...............constantly

Seriously though, it was kind of aggressive, gnarly etc but my current band have said that my sound needs more low end, I can kind of see why they would say that as we are playing cream/hendrix/stones kind of stuff, now it is kind of dark-ish, bass and low mid heavy

Edited by markdavid, 17 March 2017 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

I generally aim for something like this.

As someone who started out with mainly metal, then indie influences, Stuart Zender's work with Jamiroquai really made rethink the instrument and how it could be played. I still think he has one of the best tones ever.

Edited by Cato, 17 March 2017 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

Either something like this

Or something like this

Depends what day it is.

Edited by joeystrange, 17 March 2017 - 06:18 PM.

Fender > Big Muff > Fender


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

Preferred sound is cross between Geddy Lee and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple era) with fingerstyle (no plectrum tho)
Current sound for covers band is somewhere between or like these using a Fender PJ.


Edited by dmccombe7, 17 March 2017 - 07:52 PM.

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Fender Precision Deluxe, Fender Jazz, Dingwall NG2, Warwick Thumb NT 89 (EMG's), Overwater Progress 6 custom fretless, Overwater Contemporary J4, Jaydee Roadie II fretless, Peavey Cirrus Tiger eye 5, Epiphone Thunderbird, Yamaha BX-1.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:45 PM


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:49 PM

Parple burp boom ting rumble punch...
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:54 PM

I like them flat, fat, growly with a bit of distortion, bright and mid. Depends what I play.

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