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Thick clanky Bass

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Shaun Werle, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. colonel kurtz

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    not 100% sure, but if this track is from the latest AA album, i was present for a tiiiiiiiiiiiiiny smidge of the bass tracking, and saw a fender jazz bass being tracked direct thru joey's APIs
     
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    Frett buzz can be cool for some music. But I couldn't really imagine Between the Buried and me with this ultra clanky bass. Keep this in mind guys and don't force every bassist in your studio to pick like a crazy mofo.
     
  3. darthjujuu

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    o_- i was gonna say, and i'm surprised no one else has mentioned... that i'd bet he just programmed the bass with trilian. that's what it sounds like to me. in that case, the j-bass DI's would've only been present just for reference/scratch/writing. but i could be wrong, maybe it's a real jazz.

    either way...yeah, the clank is 100% in the instrument. the DI's will sound like that immediately, straight into your DI, if you have the right bass in the right hands.

    pick up a squier jazz, they're legit amazing for the cashola. totally worth it for any studio regardless of if you're a bass player or not.
     
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    +1 Squier Vintage Modified Jazz (Maple one) is AMAZING!
     
  5. AllanD

    AllanD boom tap boom-boom tap

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    This doesn't sound like it's from Jazz Pickups.
     
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    +1

    I was wondering this too
     
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    That Attack Attack song sounds like he's playing a Warwick or something. The closest I've ever gotten was this, and it's definitely the pickups. And the Tubescreamer. And the two TS808s after that.
     
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    It's the same trick with the Emmure album! Sounds really good, I find.

    Just write the bass parts out in MIDI and then place it in. And I'd put a bit of chorus at the 2-8 k range. Also as everybody else has been saying, get new strings.

    And it was with a Fender Jazz bass,



    29 seconds in you can see Caleb of Attack Attack! recording a breakdown with a Fender JB.
     
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  9. darthjujuu

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    that video looks slip edited :lol:

    naw but surprisingly tight takes, i would've assumed all those chugga parts were mouse-assembled in order to achieve joey standard tightness.
     
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    Remember sturgis uses the sine wav trick as well that gives his bass the brutal lows... Im sure the highs are amp sim... The clank comes from fret buzz& new strings as stated the strings hsve to be loose... The balls is a sine wav...

    Just saw this was discussed on the 2nd page sorry to repeat lol
     
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    anyone has some sine wave generator vst for free or something?
     
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    rbass, while certainly not free, does more or less the same thing...generates creamy low-end fundamental harmonics on any track you insert it on. i've used it on DI tracks before, but make sure you have a careful monitoring environment, shit gets real intense real quick.

    although programming some low end buttery sine waves would be more tightly in tune, than a real guitar, theoretically. i'd never heard of this method before o_0
     
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    I assume all this sine wave talk only applies to basses in drop z tunings...
     
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    Protools has one built in thats what i use... My band tunes to drop f
     
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    "joey could u tell is why caleb is doing the bass?"
    "no, i wont tell you."

    hehe.

    I think Caleb is responsible for the majority of the clanky though. Listen My Ticket Home- Desertion and it's a similar story.
     
  16. Shaun Werle

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    Jazz bass are amazing, Never disappointed with any of them!
     
  17. Shaun Werle

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    Are you saying make two bass (duplicated) one low passed and one High passed, Throw Rbass or whatever on the bottom end, and throw an amp sim on the higher one?
    Please elaborate, lul
     
  18. Shaun Werle

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    I am in pro tools, What are you using?
     
  19. Shaun Werle

    Shaun Werle Member

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    I am the Nazi Tracker. If you could find out the band name it would help. Now i am just trying to think of a band i did two songs for. I moved to effort about 3 months ago.

    If it doesn't take a millions hours of tracking I probably didn't do it
     
  20. arv_foh

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    yeah... rbass is pretty fucking cool
     

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