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Throat Crusher 2005-11-19 18:25

Achieving that Death Metal/Grindcore Bass Sound?
 
On some bands like Engorged, or Circle of Dead Children they have realy... fuzzy sounding basses, that make a lot of the effect. How do you get ur bass to sound like that?

Tattered 2005-11-19 19:33

Maybe run your bass through a Overdrive/fuzz/distortion pedal like a 'Boss ODB-3'

:D :beer:

BassBehemoth 2005-11-20 14:50

Turn your lows to zero and your mids/highs to 10! :)

bassist_of_light 2005-11-21 11:33

Quote:
Originally Posted by BassBehemoth
Turn your lows to zero and your mids/highs to 10! :)


dude omg that sounds like crap lol :rolleyes:

:beer: :bawling: :( :eek: :sickface:

McCalister999 2005-11-22 00:11

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Originally Posted by bassist_of_light
dude omg that sounds like crap lol :rolleyes:

:beer: :bawling: :( :eek: :sickface:

exactly

BassBehemoth 2005-11-22 01:34

Quote:
Originally Posted by McCalister999
exactly



He wanted fuzzy!! I gave my advice! :beer:

Throat Crusher 2005-11-24 00:10

lmao, omg the sad thing is, that sounds close to what i want.

BassBehemoth 2005-11-24 01:00

:cool: Your welcome! ;)

bassist_of_light 2005-11-28 13:09

you dont have to sound fuzzy just to play death metal. Plenty of dudes play with really fat bassy sounding effects or none at all (sean/ cynic, roger patterson/atheist, lars/spiral architect, satyricon)

BassBehemoth 2005-11-28 17:22

True, it's all about the treb bass in Death Metal.

genocide circus 2005-11-29 00:17

Try some stainless-steel strings.. such as roto sounds.

Yertle4 2005-11-29 04:13

Not very grindy, but I get a quite warm distorted sound on bass by running through a Boss guitar overdrive at low drive.
For grind, some bassists I know use guitar multi-fx pedals and adjust the settings accordingly, to keep it kinda thick yet have the overarching annoying fuzz.

bassist_of_light 2005-11-29 11:21

Quote:
Originally Posted by BassBehemoth
True, it's all about the treb bass in Death Metal.


not too much though ;)

Throat Crusher 2005-11-29 19:44

ahh I see. Thank you oh so vary much.

BassBehemoth 2005-11-29 20:38

Good luck with the tone settings.

Right now I have my low on 4, mid on 3 and high on 6/7..sounds good, well in headphones at least.(And a slight treble adjustment on my bass knobs)

genocide circus 2005-11-30 00:01

i like to raise the mids to get some of that alex webster noise going on.. course i've never heard circle of dead children or engorged so I know nothing of the main point of this thread :p

blitz906 2005-11-30 20:41

Yeah I love Alex Webster's tone, especially on songs like "Crusing the Despised" "Fucked with a Knife" "Stripped Raped & Strangled" "Coffinfeeder" and alot more I can't think of right now, and his tone on the Live Cannibalism DVD fucking KICKS ASS...really punchy and fuzzy, lots of midrange that cuts through yet he still keeps the bottom end, difficult to get that kinda tone, even with an SVT :(
And of course I love cliff Burton's tone on the 2 best metallica albums that exist.....Ride the lightning and Master of Puppets ;) he had a lovely growly sound.

Cheers :beer:

Disincarnate 2005-12-01 04:01

Quote:
Originally Posted by BassBehemoth
Good luck with the tone settings.

Right now I have my low on 4, mid on 3 and high on 6/7..sounds good, well in headphones at least.(And a slight treble adjustment on my bass knobs)



tried that out its kinda too trebley for me.to me it i like the sound when the thigh is on 4 n the low - 6/7 n mid 3

SicSyco 2005-12-01 05:38

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yertle4
Not very grindy, but I get a quite warm distorted sound on bass by running through a Boss guitar overdrive at low drive.
For grind, some bassists I know use guitar multi-fx pedals and adjust the settings accordingly, to keep it kinda thick yet have the overarching annoying fuzz.

or try an actual guitar distortion pedal, like maybe a death metal one or so... :stoned:

genocide circus 2005-12-01 15:41

A good fuzz pedal or effect will get you towards that Napalm Death or Repulsion bass sound.. is that the kinda fuzziness we are talking about?


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