Bass Amp For Recording Rock - Zep Sound

Discussion in 'Bass' started by thinktank2, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. thinktank2

    thinktank2 Guest

    I'm trying to get a nice sounding bass sound that emulates the
    early Zep stuff. Looks like he used an acoustic 360. Any idea if there is a way to get that sound with some pedals or some of the new type of amps?

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Maybe try the Ampeg SVT DI. I know my old SVT (ALL tube) classic 1970's rig (with 9 ten inch speakers) was awesome at that type of sound. But that's vintage gear, and it cost a bit when and if you can find something like that for sale.
    Maybe the Aguilar would be nice for that type of sound?
    Or try pluging just the bass guitar DIRECTLY into a DI box or a (dare I say it) compressor, sometimes that can get that round phat sound John Paul Jones got.
    The REDDI is real nice I hear.
  3. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    This may sound crazy but trust me it works. Take a piece of foam and stick it under the strings at the bridge.

    You'll have to retune the bass but you can use pretty much any amp and get JPJ's sound just by sticking a piece of soft foam under the strings at the bridge and it's free (if you have some foam :wink: )

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