A better 30 seconds of my Charvel bass (Leon, take note)
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    A better 30 seconds of my Charvel bass (Leon, take note)

    Again, just another snippet, only this time it's from my solo stuff, with the sort of tone I intended to use it for. Somewhere between dUg Pinnick and VDoP era Rex Brown. Fucking massive, but sits in with the guitars so nicely.

    https://soundcloud.com/crowborn84/st.../s-MPJsIXFLBub

    Obviously it's exaggerated in the mix so you can hear it, but you get the idea. This whole bi-amped thing is exactly why I love P's and P/J basses.
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    I didn't think it was super exaggerated in there actually. Great blend, though. How did you have it split?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I didn't think it was super exaggerated in there actually. Great blend, though. How did you have it split?
    This! That's a great mix!

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    The high end is sitting right where it should, but the low end channel is a little higher than it will be in the final mix. But you get the idea of the sound I'm getting with it.

    So I split the DI over two channels. The first is going through an Ampeg SVT sim, scooped lower mids, boosted upper mids and relaxed treble. Enough to get the "zing" in the tone but not the harsh fret clank.

    The high end is going through a ton of crap. Firstly an EQ to dump everything below 400hz~, then a sansamp as a boost, into a plug in called Juicy77 (a pretty basic all round preamp), bass rolled right off, mids kept fairly high and the highs taken down to reduce hiss. The idea is to get a mid-centric distortion.

    This goes into a speaker impulse I made of the Orange 4x12 I track all my guitars through. This is the secret sauce to get it to blend - use the same cab as your guitars. Makes it sit right in the pocket.

    That's then hi-passed/lo-passed at around 700hz and 5khz respectively and blended with the low end channel to taste.

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    Sounded great to me!
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