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How do you get this bass tone?

I know it's all in the fingers but, is this tone unique to a special gear setup?
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Much thanks!


Groff Tue, 10/10/2006 - 01:57
I'm afraid there’s no clear answer like -set like that and forget. It's wide field. Sounds like cliche or bs but it's true. It depends of many things: guitar, players right hand technique, type of compressor (very important, because all are different and react differently), dynamic range, pattern you play, tempo, etc. If I give you straight answer about settings it could be totally wrong for your style/song or too wide to set.


ratio: 3:1 to 8:1
attack: 8- 50 ms
release: 150 – 300 ms
treshold 6-8 dB
make up gain to compensate

See? Moreover the secret is in fine tuning .....

There are few really good posts in this forum about compressor in general, I mean really, really good. Search, read, learn and – practice. Fingers and ears. Understanding how compressor works will make you feel like home. For the rest of your life. Believe me. 8-)

Best regards




hope that helps a bit