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Metal bass approach.
Old 5th October 2016
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Metal bass approach.

Hi Rhys,
How have you been approaching bass on FF records, for instance?One clean channel, one distorted?If so, favorite crossover frequencies for the channels?
Do you have any favorite pickup configurations(J bass, Humbuckers, etc) and passive or active?
What do you use for distorting the bass?

Truly yours since the early '90's,

PS:Do you still have that Grave tee?
Old 7th October 2016
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Bass, like guitar, has more to do with the player's touch than anything else. A solid player usually ends up with a solid tone. Its usually a different combo of gear for every record but the basic formula is a distorted tone, a clean tone, and sometimes a DI as well for sub. On more recent records I have been using the Sherman Filterbank on bass and it works really well for tight distortion. Of all the FF records, Obsolete was probably our best metal bass sound. We spent a lot of time finding the right combination of elements to get it right. I think it was a Stingray Bass through a Marshall Guvnor pedal for distortion and for 'clean', slightly overdriven Ampeg SVT miked with a large diaphragm condenser mic.

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Hi Rhys,
How have you been approaching bass on FF records, for instance?One clean channel, one distorted?If so, favorite crossover frequencies for the channels?
Do you have any favorite pickup configurations(J bass, Humbuckers, etc) and passive or active?
What do you use for distorting the bass?

Truly yours since the early '90's,

PS:Do you still have that Grave tee?
Old 7th October 2016
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Old 7th October 2016
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Bass, like guitar, has more to do with the player's touch than anything else. A solid player usually ends up with a solid tone. Its usually a different combo of gear for every record but the basic formula is a distorted tone, a clean tone, and sometimes a DI as well for sub. On more recent records I have been using the Sherman Filterbank on bass and it works really well for tight distortion. Of all the FF records, Obsolete was probably our best metal bass sound. We spent a lot of time finding the right combination of elements to get it right. I think it was a Stingray Bass through a Marshall Guvnor pedal for distortion and for 'clean', slightly overdriven Ampeg SVT miked with a large diaphragm condenser mic.

I don't know what happened to all those old T Shirts!
I thought it was an ESP or a Fender.......
So a Marshall Guv'nor into...what?
Old 12th October 2016
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I thought it was an ESP or a Fender.......
So a Marshall Guv'nor into...what?
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