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Bass reamp shootout!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by mstone564, May 15, 2013.

  1. mstone564

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    Sup guys!

    Did a little reamp test to see what I'm going to do when it comes time to reamp bass on my band's album.
    Using a Sansamp RBI > SVT Pro 4 > Ampeg 8x10 > sm57

    Treble and bass are rolled off a little, mids/high mids are boosted a little.
    Same settings, different mic placement! Let me know what you think/needs improvement! :)

    A: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3689406/WAV's/Bass Reamp Test/A.wav
    B: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3689406/WAV's/Bass Reamp Test/B.wav
    C: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3689406/WAV's/Bass Reamp Test/C.wav
     
  2. bryan_kilco

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    I like B the most, A second, and C third. But that may be personal preference as I like more top end in my bass tones.
     
  3. mstone564

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    Thanks! I was going to wait for a few more replies before I tell which has what mic placement haha
     
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    If you roll off the highs and suck out some of the clacking, I think A sounds best.
     
  5. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

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    ^ the funny thing is that all that clanck it´s probably not enough to cut into the wall of gain in the guitars. Bass needs a lot of eq and tricky shit to become audible and with enough clarity in a mix.
     
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    AllanD boom tap boom-boom tap

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    A sounds like it would sit best IMO. Are you planning to put a DI under the reamp?
     
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    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

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    B has the most attack. Use that with some solid low end.
     
  8. mstone564

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    Alright, A is about 2-3 inches or so left of the cap, B is dead center, and C is off axis to the right!
    All of them are about 3 inches away from the grill.

    I personally enjoyed A as well for the settings I used =D
    B was too harsh and C was too dull haha

    I plan on using the track reamped through my cab as a "grit" track, the DI to handle low end, and a couple tracks ran through distortion pedals to blend in!
     
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    Try a B3k bro :3
     
  10. mstone564

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    Heard nothing but good about those! =D
    I do already have some sick distortion and overdrive pedals that I'll reamp through separately and blend in.
     

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