Posted by Deman on November 17, 2000 at 00:36:12:
In Reply to: how do they get that sound? posted by Ramsey on November 15, 2000 at 23:00:15:
: I got a question about tone...or maybe technique.
: How do fingerstyle bassists get that real "clanky" piano-like sound? is it technique, pickups, strings, EQ settings, effects...?
: I'm not talking about slapping or popping. what I'm talking about is fingerstyle playing, yet it sounds real percussive like a pick. am I nuts here or what? :)
: for an example, there's an old metal song by the group Anthrax called "Caught in a Mosh" that has the exact bass tone I'm talking about. the bassist of this band, Frank Bello, plays fingerstyle, but his tone sounds like he's hammering on piano strings lol sorry cant think of a better way to describe it
Hey...I'm not sure, but I have heard something LIKE what you seem to be looking for. it comes from having the action on the bass really low, so every note you hit the string hits the fretboard. It also helps to play hard and downward on the string. this is easier ona bass that has lower string tension (drop-tuned) as well. Hope I helped.
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