Originally Posted by Blit67
Not to be rude..(seems to be a net trend, rudeness) but old thread or not, it's the most asked question I get from guys starting a career. 1.5k added from an eq or whatever might work in isolated cases.. That's not the answer to this question..
No rudeness taken. I'm not a bass player, so 1.5k is where I start, and it's usually (in my mind) where growl lives. But obviously there's a lot more than that, and has a lot to do with how the 1.5k or whatever 'blooms' in the attack.
We all know that bass is entirely in the fingers, as the countless examples of DI'd bass in all their tonal variations demonstrate. A fretless will get you there, because you can sort of squeeze the attack a bit. Where do you go on a fretted bass, like a MM? (My "MM" is a G&L L2000) Do you straddle the fret a bit to dampen the high frequencies? Where are you plucking? Close to the bridge or up at the "p-bass thumb rest"? Give me a lesson, man. I need some growling!