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Posted by JP on February 14, 2001 at 10:10:09:
In Reply to: Bass tone problems posted by Allastair Lindsay on February 14, 2001 at 07:27:03:
: I am new to the bass world having only started a few months ago. My problem is related to the tone I am getting (or rather, can't get!). Because of my liking for rock music, I play solely with a pick (medium gauge). However, I am not finding the sound that I want: smooth and soft bass. The guitar I've got is a Fender Squier P-Bass, and to get anywhere near the sort of tone I'm after, I have to roll the Tone control right down to zero (cutting out the high-end frequencies). Even then, when I listen to some of my favourite records, I still find that my sound is way off.
: Can anyone offer me any advice please? it would be much appreciated!!
>> Hey man!!! I think I guess whatīs going on: I agree with Mickster and I used to have this impression when I started playing.
Have you already played together with a drummer and/or guitarrist?? I only realised how the bass really sounded when I played in a band (where you have high end sounds of a guitar and drums to complement your sound - that made the difference to me)
At least that was my impression in the first months of learning
I personally donīt like picks, if I were you I should try playing without it
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