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Old 2006-08-07, 12:45
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I'm after the distinctive death metal sound

I'm finding it difficult to get the sound I'm after. The particular sound I like is that distinctive early death metal style bass sound found in Suffocation.

The opening bars in "Thrones of Blood" off the Pierced from Within album pretty much sum up the exact sound I'm after.



I asked a friend of mine who said the treble was up really high but I tried this and I dion't get that "twanging" sound.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 2006-08-07, 17:02
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suffocation

i LOVE his tone on pierced. try turning up your mid levels to make the sound cut through a bit more(try the tone knob on your bass, and if thats not enough, get to fucking with your EQ settings). a very simple way to make your bass cut through like that is to play with a pick. just dont mention it around here cause a mob of junior high schoolers will hunt you down and force you to use your fingers.
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Old 2006-08-08, 00:01
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a very simple way to make your bass cut through like that is to play with a pick. just dont mention it around here cause a mob of junior high schoolers will hunt you down and force you to use your fingers.

Not to mention a horde of us longtime veteran purists, too!!!!

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Old 2006-08-08, 10:52
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Thanks I'll try boosting the mids and I already play with a plectrum anyway and think it sounds better. If someone doesn't like that, then they can tell me how wrong I am over a message forum on the internet, that'll show me.
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Old 2006-08-08, 12:17
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One of the other things to look into for a specific tone is what cabs you are using. My personal preference (right now, that is) is an 18" with a 4x10" cab on top of it...just have to match ohmage though...

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Old 2006-08-08, 13:51
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heh, well i prefer fingers usually, but different strokes for different folks eh? subsonic is 100% right about your amplification having an effect. along the same line of thought is the bass youre playing. both fenders and rickenbackers are notorious for their midrange, and could really help you find that mid range growl youre looking for. what kind of bass are you currently playing?
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Chris Richards played with his fingers. You can tell by the attack of the notes. I would suggest boosting your low mids like basstendencies said. Also, try boosting your input gain until you're on the verge of clipping.
I'm not sure what he was using back then, but it sounds like maybe Ampeg was part of the equation, too.
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Old 2006-08-15, 18:34
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One of the other things to look into for a specific tone is what cabs you are using. My personal preference (right now, that is) is an 18" with a 4x10" cab on top of it...just have to match ohmage though...

Cheers.


yes, i need to replace my backline 410 with some kind of big ass speaker, im not getting too much from my lows with 2 4x10 cabs


+1000000 to that veteran purist part,
how could you in your right mind say that people who play all fingers and are against picks are junior high students, i guess that makes webster a 6th grader.
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Old 2006-08-16, 08:46
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If I understood that right, then I can say that Alex has nothing against pick players. Since I've seen the question asked many times.
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Old 2006-08-17, 08:32
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didnt you know? alex webster spends his free time roaming south florida laying waste to anyone and everyone whos ever had the audacity to play the bass with a pick. oy.

on a more relative note to the original topic, the simplest way to get a more cutting midrange tone is to play over the bridge pick up jaco style. try that as well.
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yes, i need to replace my backline 410 with some kind of big ass speaker, im not getting too much from my lows with 2 4x10 cabs


+1000000 to that veteran purist part,
how could you in your right mind say that people who play all fingers and are against picks are junior high students, i guess that makes webster a 6th grader.


Lol, 16 year old verteran purist. One day you will learn....

+1 to the playing over the bridge pickup comment.
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