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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel San Dimas
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    A much happier NAD, plus unexpected and unusual NBD!? AND CLIPS OF BOTH!? FUUU...

    So now the 5150 II is up and running I thought I'd best do some fucking recording (fuck you Chris).

    But before that, I just happened to be browsing the Facebook market place and this cropped up.





    It's a 1986 Charvel 3B, which has been converted to an 8 string at some point in its life.

    I knocked the guy down to silly money and he was only 50 minutes drive from me so I just couldn't resist.

    Full fat EMG's (not stock). Neck thru. Heavy as hell. It's faded/yellowed to fuck and has some narly body cracks. Also I can't seem to get a truss rod wrench around the truss rod (it's collapsed back into the headstock, but I'm working on it, excavating a little at a time ) but other than that, it's fucking great!

    So given the fact I've got a new amp now and a new bass I had to record something for the first time in about 6 months...

    Bear in mind this is with the SUPER old strings on the bass, and I'm also deaf as fuck in my right ear at the moment (I have a post-viral sinus blockage that's playing havoc on my hearing). Bass is deliberately a little high in the mix so you can hear it, but that extra octave-up string makes it sit so nicely



    (Here's a link just in case that doesn't embed because the track is set to private at the moment - https://soundcloud.com/crowborn84/8s...ssting/s-8zNMY )

    Guitars were my Charvel So Cal (Aldrich bridge, 59 neck) -> Maxon OD808 -> Orange PPC412 (V30s) -> SM57 (pretty much what's in the picture tbh)

    Not a very riffy track, but I feel like this bass is better used on the more plodding/chordy stuff, and the more "muscular" sounding Spector suits the more single note riffy garb. Anyway, enjoy (or don't).
    www.numbskullaudio.com
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    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Albany, NY
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    That sounds fantastic... I still need to get myself an 8 string bass.
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    MB: Spector Legend 4
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: San Jose, CA
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    What's the bass recording chain?

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    mmm sounds beefy.

    what a cool find!

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel San Dimas
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    I know right? So unexpected. It's almost a shame it's an 8 string as it's not something I'll use all the time. I could convert it back to a 4 string as it's a great sounding bass but then I have my Spector which is already an outstanding sounding 4 string, so I'll leave it as it is and just use it here and there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post


    What's the bass recording chain?
    I can't remember fully, but it's the same signal chain I've used for the last year or so with my Spector (and p-bass before that).
    The bass track is duplicated. One track is basically a heavily EQ'd and compressed DI, with emphasis on the subs and the upper mids.
    The other track is ran through a sansamp sim into a really basic amp sim, with some home made impulses of that Orange cab. Then everything below 400hz and 4khz dumped out.

    Here's a clip without guitars so you can hear the bass better

    Sounds like it's got guitar layered ontop of it It's so cool.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Rig: AFX3 / KPA / MKV

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    I love your bass tone so much.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Arizona
    ME: Ibanez
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    That bass tone is fantastic. Now you have me thinking about an 8 string bass

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