Re: "Hi tech" sound?


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Posted by Pat Harrington on March 19, 2000 at 23:06:50:

In Reply to: "Hi tech" sound? posted by M. Lloyd Hamilton on March 18, 2000 at 18:20:15:


: I'm curious as to how to get a high tech bass sound. I'm trying to sound a lot like marcus miller and/or George Porter Jr. If anyohe can tell me how to get that tone please contact me as soon as possible: Email- no.32@juno.com

: Thanks again,
: M. Lloyd Hamilton

:

> Hi Llloyd..
I'm not exactly sure of what you mean by "High-Tech", but to get a
more "modern" sound, a combination of bright roundwound strings,
active electronics, and state of the art amplification is a start. Outboard
gear such as compressors and various effects are used by a lot of bassists
as well. I recently saw a show by Billy Sheehan; he had a whole rack
of stuff, I'm not sure of what it all was, he had a sound sort of in between
Geddy Lee and Chris Squire, so it depends on what sound your're going
for, and whether your're doing live or studio work. The more modern,
better equipped studios will have plenty of gear you can experiment with,
give it a try. Your choice of instrument and strings will have more of an
effect than anything else, though. Remember, strings locomote your sound,
so string choice is highly important.

Cheers,
Pat H



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