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cods
07-11-2003, 04:15 PM
Due to numerous threads asking about different e.q.'s I have decided to make one thread that shall go in the archive. I request that members submit e.q.s that are for genre's(metal, punk...etc.) and for artists(flea, fieldy...etc.). Also submitting audio samples wouldn't hurt.

When inexperienced memebers make a thread about asking about how to find the right e.q., many reply with "Just mess around until you find what you like.", but this is what the thread starter is looking for. Inexperienced players need guidance in the world of e.q. because it is a broad, and they don't know where to start.

Try and keep your submissions in the form of...

gain-
bass(low) -
mid-
treble(high)-


because everybody has that on their amp.

if someone submits an e.q. for metal, and your is different, submit yours too. Hopefully we will have many submissions for every genre, and popular artists, so the inexperienced players will have a lot to choose from. If there is anything i left out, let me know.

Also, if you have questions about e.q. in general, post them here.

ODIN947
07-11-2003, 04:36 PM
for metal i use

Gain- 7
Bass- 9
Mid- 3
Treb- 7

nerdbert
07-11-2003, 05:27 PM
For Slap:
Gain- 5
Bass- 8
Mid- 1
Treb- 8

For Blues:
Gain- 5
Bass- 5
Mid- 5
Treb- 1

For Rock:
Gain- 5
Bass- 5
Mid- 3
Treb- 5

cods
07-11-2003, 05:33 PM
for punk i use:

treble: 10
mid:7-8
bass:4-5
gain:5


this tone isn't that bad if you use your fingers and you have a p-bass, it's kinda flea-ish.

RIPJoeStrummer
07-11-2003, 06:18 PM
for punk i use:

high: 8-9

mid: 7-8

bass: 5

TonyChoyIsGod
07-11-2003, 07:32 PM
For Progressive Jazz

high: 10

mid: 10

bass: 1

but i boost the bass on my active pickups

for metal

high:10

mid:10

low: 2

I boost the treble on my bass

morpcat
07-11-2003, 11:18 PM
Funk:

Gain: 6
Bass: 9
Mid: 1
Treble: 8

ibackstabfor4d6dmg
07-11-2003, 11:43 PM
For my band, which is pretty much generic rock and some ska influence:

Gain: 9
Treble: 3
Mid: 7
Bass: 10

I think it sounds good.

SchismBassist
07-12-2003, 12:28 AM
Bass-5-6
Low mids-7-8
high mids-3-4
treble-4
On my bass-both tone nobs at 10. treble all the way up and bass at half.

orange_destroyer
07-12-2003, 12:04 PM
I now use the same EQ as ODIN947. Lol, its really cool for metal.

Orange

joshmay
07-12-2003, 12:22 PM
for psychedelicalia

Gain - 2
Low - 6
Mid - 8
High - 9

for tapping

Gain - 8
Low - 3
Mid - 10
High - 8

I-Love-RATM
07-12-2003, 01:32 PM
Is gain the same as volume cos i don't have gain on my
y amp

cods
07-12-2003, 01:40 PM
gain is the amount your signal is boosted before it gets to your pre-amp/e.q..

OPIV
07-12-2003, 05:40 PM
I dont know what genre to call them, but for Fugazi songs i use

bass - 8/10
mid - 6/7
treble - 9/10

patryn
07-24-2003, 09:41 AM
i have a 7 band eq but i slightly dip the very low, dip the mids and raise the highs a bit. i also have some settings in the zoom pedal but i can't remember them.


oh yeah, when i play spinal tap i put everything on 11.

Pariah
07-24-2003, 07:17 PM
My amp is the BA112. Two settings I like are:


Style - 1 (low boost)
Bass - 4
Mid - 4.5
Treb - 7.5

Style - 1
Bass - 6
Mid - 3
Treb - 6.5

MoltenMetalGodX
07-25-2003, 12:21 AM
Standard
L 10
M 6
H 7

Slap/Pop
L 5
M 9
H 10

but | change these with almost every song | do.


As for the 7 band on my amp...| just change it till | get what | want.

cods
07-25-2003, 11:15 PM
jeez...you'd think this thread would get more replies.

joshmay
07-25-2003, 11:25 PM
^what do you know about EQ? you have a hoppus sig bass!

that one volume knob does lots of tone shaping im sure....

haha just joking with ya man.

ibackstabfor4d6dmg
07-26-2003, 12:31 AM
It would still be better than my old bass, which didn't even have a working volume knob :upset:

morpcat
07-26-2003, 02:44 AM
^^ ahhhhh!!! Jesus.

BassPlayinChiaPet
07-26-2003, 10:54 AM
watchout!!! those arrows are pointing right to the word "Thread"!!!

syrUsbilt
07-26-2003, 10:59 AM
*ducks head*

for indie rock sorta stuff i use

Gain-6
Bass-9
Mid-6
Treble-4

For Slap
Gain-8
Bass-5
Mid-7
Treble-9

cods
07-26-2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by joshmay41465
^what do you know about EQ? you have a hoppus sig bass!

that one volume knob does lots of tone shaping im sure....

haha just joking with ya man.


*still regrets buying the hoppus*

cods
07-30-2003, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by MoltenMetalGodX
Does anyoen know what EQ settings John Myung uses in "The Glass Prison" for a 7 band EQ? or what Paul Gray uses to get his "brown note" sound ?

moxshyfter
07-30-2003, 11:31 AM
I can get a tone very close to John Myung's with my rig...part of that may be that I play a 4-string Yamaha RBX and have an SWR amp, but I'll give you the short and skinny of it. For a 7-band EQ, try this from low to high:
7-8/9-4/5-2-2/3-5/6-5/6
That will boost up the low/mid section for you to give you a nice even bas tone throughout your strings, plus it will add just enough treble to make the high end sparkle.
Hopefully that will do it for you!

MoltenMetalGodX
07-30-2003, 12:56 PM
Ok thanks


Mods: you can delete my thread, | didnt knwo about this one when | made it


7-8/9-4/5-2-2/3-5/6-5/6

| dont get it ... :confused:

WhoDoVooDoo
07-30-2003, 05:11 PM
It's for a 7 band EQ, those are the settings.

edit: here's an example
http://www.bosspedals.net/store/product.asp?sku=EM.GEB-7

The example isn't really like mox's per say...but you could guesstimate, assuming that the pedal uses the same center frequencies.

Cave_boy
07-30-2003, 05:50 PM
this is great, I'm going to go try these.. thanks.

me, I play with the knobs untill it is as loud as it goes with out speaker distortion :)

MoltenMetalGodX
07-30-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by WhoDoVooDoo
It's for a 7 band EQ, those are the settings.




| know that, but it doesnt say what | need to boost and cut. | dont know how to set it by what he said.

sr800bkBassist
07-30-2003, 08:32 PM
heres somje eq tips...
http://archive.bassplayer.com/z2000/0009/tone.shtml

afghanistan baby
12-07-2003, 01:27 AM
can anyone help me out? ive got a behringer

coolerthanme
12-07-2003, 01:29 AM
Yes. Burn it. No, try to get a nice SansAmp Tube Preamp. Those are beautiful, and offer loads of tone.

nirve
12-07-2003, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by OPIV
I dont know what genre to call them, but for Fugazi songs i use


fugazi rocks man

popinfresh
12-07-2003, 02:42 AM
i dont have gain.... i have presence :S

its a ****ty little drive amp. what should i put presence on 4 funk?

Bandaid
12-07-2003, 06:33 AM
^ i have a 10 watt Drive amp i feel your pain

jazzfunkboy
12-07-2003, 06:41 AM
im dumb and i turn all that **** all the way up all the time.

afghanistan baby
12-07-2003, 11:46 AM
i just turn my treble all the way up on my amp and no mids

coolerthanme
12-07-2003, 11:50 AM
The more you turn your gain up, the more the sound is going to get distorted. Also, it puts more stress on the speaker.

jimmymcmahon2001
12-07-2003, 12:09 PM
I love this sound right here
Treble - 7
Bass - 6
Mid - 0

*jumps*

ReceptionFades
12-07-2003, 12:15 PM
For my indie/emo/hardcore band i use these:

Gain: 7
Bass: 8
Mid: 4
Treble: 3

and

Gain: 7
Bass: 10
Mid: 2
Treble: 2

My bass is **** and doesn't give out ANY tone so i don't have much to work with and my amp doesn't shape my sound much... Roll on the Fender Jazz!

IM The_tank-commander
12-07-2003, 12:47 PM
What about basses? What settings do u put the volume and tone knobs on?

coolerthanme
12-07-2003, 01:01 PM
I have my bridge J on 10, and my neck on 6. The tone is full on. It gives it a much more defined, punchier sound. Otherwise, it gets too muddy.

afghanistan baby
12-07-2003, 01:37 PM
ya if u turn the knob to 0 it sounds grody

Wintermute
12-07-2003, 04:03 PM
Taking a different angle, this is the EQ I use for recording, given I have a low end soundcard:

Gain: 2
Low: 1
Mid: 2.5
High: 4

ramenjames
12-07-2003, 10:29 PM
my tone (for what i use it for (its good in jazz and general rock)

amp 1 (bass amp)
bass 10
mid 5
treb 0
scoop 3/4 of the way

amp 2 ( guitar amp)
bass 3
mid 10
high 8
gain1 9
gain2 6

then ihave a 12db mid boost
(i play thru both amps )

crazyfingures87@aol.com
12-07-2003, 11:16 PM
this is my favorite setting, i like alot of low end
gain- 0
bass-10
level- 4
fequency- 4
treble- 4

for a slap tone-
gain- 3
bass- 4
level- 3
frequency- 6
treble- 5

for like fast metal stuff i like these settings ( it has like a crunchy sound to it)
gain- either 6 or 7
bass- 5
level- 3
frequency-6
treble- 4

for a slow type of song i like these settings-
gain- 2
bass- 4
level- 6
frequency- 4
treble- 5

another setting i use for metal
gain- all the way up 10
bass- 7
level- 6
frequency- 7
treble- 6

usa_thumper
12-08-2003, 10:03 AM
i have a 9-band eq and a -/+15low and -/+15high knobs pre and post gain a switch for +6db mid and +6db high its a bi-yotch to set up

madthumbs
04-07-2004, 09:36 PM
BUMP* Is this the thread you dudes are talking about, becuase it was in the BASS FORUM ARCHIVE, you people should take a look in their, its so very very helpful.

*claps for LR and Whodo* :thumb:

Basslines
04-08-2004, 03:10 AM
Mine for metal/rock

Bass-9
Low mids-7
High mids-4 or 5
High-6 or 7 or 8

Active bass:
bass knob all the way up, high half way up, both EMG pickups all the way up

Punk

bass- 5
low mid - 8
high mid - 6
High - 8

Bass - low know half up, high knob a little over half, neck pickup up all the way, bridge up about 3/4

Edit:

Jazz

bass - 10
low mid - 6 or 7
high mid - 3
high - 4 or 5

bass - low knob all the way up, high knob rolled all the way off except for a tab bit, neck pickup all the way down and bridge all the way up

Radiobass81
04-08-2004, 11:05 AM
Im the odd one out here... for my songs, I use:

Bass:3-5
Mids: 6-8
Treble :0
Gain: 0-5

I used to only use the jazz pickup (bridge), but now I mess around with the precision and jazz pickups for each song. The tone knob I also change on every song.

morpcat
04-09-2004, 02:01 AM
I only use the J pickup on the neck (its a P/J combo, btw), and actually doenst sound bad, since I only use the high strings for my songs. Dont slap much, so I wouldnt know if it would be good for that.


Surely the J pickup is the one at the bridge, and the P pickup is the one at the neck?

furcifer
04-09-2004, 07:08 AM
Bass: 2
Mid: 7
Treble: 6
I don't have gain :upset:
I use this for general rock I guess... It sounds pretty good. For metal I turn down the Highs and Mids and crank up the Bass. I guess it would be like:
Bass: 7
Mid: 3
High: 2
I would have different settings but my amp is small and crappy and when I have the EQ settings up too high it makes it too noisy and, especially when I have the mids and bass up, really muddy. But anyways it sounds alright.

Spazzout22
04-09-2004, 12:42 PM
Personally, I like the Amp to be flat. More on the lower Pickup. Bass about 6-7, Treble about 3-4.

themetalbassist
04-09-2004, 01:03 PM
for slap:
(1)
gain: 9
low:10
mid: 1
high: 9
(2)
gain: 5
low: 6
mid: 7
high: 10

For metal:
Gain: 10
low: 10
mid: 8
high: 8

or

gain: 7
low: 8
mid: 10
high: 8 (for stuff like Tool)

Thunder Fingers
04-09-2004, 01:24 PM
i dont know what my E.Q is... since i dont adjust them on my amp since my bass have an pre amp, i dont use the 8 band eq on my amp... it just stands in a straight line...

markhendrix
04-09-2004, 03:04 PM
Jaco Pastorius sound

for this i basically leave everything to 0 with the bass up full and treble/middle up quarter way.

Sounds good - use it all the time now.

BlackLabelSociety Berzerker
07-16-2004, 04:01 PM
Im trying to get a sound similar to Christian Olde Weber's sound on the archetype album. Example songs are default judgement, archetype, and undercurrent. The set-up i have is:

Head: Ampeg B2R (9 band E.Q., bass, gain, ultra-mid, treble knobs).
Cab: 4x10
Bass: Ibanez GSR200 (might be the problem considering he uses a 5 string).

jpj86
07-18-2004, 03:22 AM
This is what I have for Flea's sound on Blood Sugar Sex Magic:
(on a Warwick Corvette Proline and an Ampeg B2r through 4x10)

Tone: 5
Pickup: Neck pickup.

(Amp)
Bass: 6
Ultra Mid: 8
Treble: 4
The graphic EQ is just used to boost the lows and mid, and cut the highs just that bit more.

This gives me a really nice warm sound that can cut through almost any guitars.

popinfresh
07-23-2004, 04:22 AM
For Les Claypool Sound (Using A MusicMan Sterling):

Pickup Selector on Both Coils in Series
Treble: 4-5
Mids: 9
Bass: 7

I use it when playing things such as Tommy The Cat, Poetry & Prose etc. For something like Too Manny Puppies, I give more treble and take out a bit of bass.

Bass+Fingers+Amp=Groove
07-23-2004, 04:35 AM
mah EQ:

Bass: Nearly at Max. Low mids at Max, high mids, almost at max, highs cut almost completely

on a 3 band it would be bass 7 mid 10 treble 2

Bass+Fingers+Amp=Groove
07-23-2004, 04:37 AM
and i run both pickups and tone wide open.

hoboLICIOUS
07-23-2004, 01:23 PM
my tone!!!
gain: 1 or 2
bass: 5
low mid: 5
hi mid: 5
treble: 5

WOOHOO!

all knobs all the way on the bass

ROM
07-24-2004, 04:26 PM
for rock metal i use
B 7.5
M 2.5
T 0
C 0

to sound like guitar i use
B 10
M 10
T 10
C 10
WITH DISTORTION
Level 10
Tone 10
Dis. 10
Turbo 1

neatobassman
07-26-2004, 02:42 AM
for most of the time I go
Bass:7 Mid:5 High:7

and for a really nice low tone I use two amp and go
Bass:7 Mid:6 High:5 on one amp and Saturation:450 (these go from -16 to 16) Low:12 Mid:6 High:3 on the other amp

Stuff
07-27-2004, 04:47 PM
for everthing

mid scoop on
bass: 9
low mids:4
high mids:9
highs:8

ibanez_k5
07-27-2004, 05:41 PM
hmmmm dont mind me.....when you say, say 9, is that out of 12....i mean like on a clock....ok im puzzled....would the 9 be 3 quarters the way round?

KazooVirtuoso
07-27-2004, 07:08 PM
I haven't tried any of these yet (don't have access to my bass amp at the moment), but I'm sure this will be a big help. I've been playing guitar for years, but now that I'm learning bass, I'm having a hell of a hard time getting a good tone. Especially with the added choices between P/J pickups and the style selector on my Ampeg.

jacksloadedgun
08-03-2004, 11:27 PM
Bass - 10
Low Mid - 6.5
High Mid - 4
Treble - 7.5

Extras
Counter - 6
Boost - 4
Gain (Channel "B" only) - 10

Then When i Play with my Guitar Pluged into my stack, i plug my old Footpedal EQ in the effects loops and use these settings.

50 = -5
120 = -2
400 = -8
500 = +10
800 = +13
4.5 k = +14
10 k = +15
Level - 0

P.rocker
08-03-2004, 11:54 PM
Bass=3
Low Mid=+5
High Mid=1
High=-3

Low_End_Communications
08-04-2004, 07:56 PM
Here is my tone... I'll leave a bit out so I don't give it all away. If not noted, a setting remains the same for any style. 0 is lowest, ten is highest.

Amp
Bass - 10
Low Mid - 10
High Mid - 2 for slap, etc.; 7 for harmonics
Treble - 10

Bass EQ
For deep fingerstyle:
Bass - 10
Mid - 10
Treble - 5
Balance rolled all the way to bridge (I think, I dunno which Way goes to which PU... the bass doesnt say).

For slap and harmonics:
Bass - betwixt 5 to 7, more for slap, less for harmonics.
Middle - 10
Treble - 10
Balance to center for Slap, to bridge for harmonics.

Tap (Simulates Claypool's tone quite nicely)
Bass - 5
Mid - 10
Treble 10
Balance to the center.

There you have it. I also use a ****ty little Ibanez 10 W, which I run my amp's distortion channel through to get more grit, but I won't give you OD settings or anything on the lil beast.

tbk
08-04-2004, 10:35 PM
this is my first post so play nice. no two amps sound the same even if their are set to the same setting and it depends on the size and shape of the room. but a good way to find what you like is to turn all the eq settings to 0 including the gain. if you have a master volume then turn it about half way up. then turn your gain up until the signal doesn't sound muddy or as clean as possible. then play something on the high G-string and adjust the high until you acheive the sound you want. I usually play the intro to 46&2 by tool at this stage.then adjust the mids while playing around the A and D strings. now repeat with the lows on the E (and B if you play a 5 string). this seems to work well for me, and starting on the high end of the eq lets you hear what the lows are usually covering up. but after I'm done with that I start looking at the other tonal toys at my disposal. but the more you mess with it the more it all starts sounding the same so if it takes to long then take a break.

CombatRock
08-05-2004, 10:23 AM
for everything i use
bass-10
low mid- 7
high mid-0
treble-0

it dosnt get as deep as it may look

cameo
08-07-2004, 06:18 AM
srry peeps i need some advice
ive got a ****ty little essex(i know its an unkown brand)
but i get a hell of a lot of fretbuzz, is there anything i can do?

Heart-Attack
08-13-2004, 12:46 PM
Hi
Can somebody post some settings for a 7 or a 9 band EQ?
Only some cool main settings like clean, deep or metal sound!
please help....!

Bass+Fingers+Amp=Groove
08-13-2004, 01:38 PM
why dont you try some and find ones you like?

Heart-Attack
08-16-2004, 04:33 PM
I don't know what all these buttons in a 7 band EQ mean! And until now I cant find some good setting, because to find the "right" setting out of thousands diffrent combinations is a bit to hard for me! I know that there are no perfekt settings, but some good settings would helb me

....sorry for my "strange" english!Im German

Larrivée-6-string
08-16-2004, 05:38 PM
I don't know what all these buttons in a 7 band EQ mean! And until now I cant find some good setting, because to find the "right" setting out of thousands diffrent combinations is a bit to hard for me! I know that there are no perfekt settings, but some good settings would helb me

....sorry for my "strange" english!Im German
Right click & Save As...
http://www.trace-elliot.com/settings/7BANDs.pdf

bassman9985
08-22-2004, 01:07 PM
On my Peavey amp, I have two other buttons I haven't seen mentioned yet: Bright and Contour.

I can't find the manual, so can someone help me out and explain what those buttons do to my tone?

morpcat
08-22-2004, 11:48 PM
On my Peavey amp, I have two other buttons I haven't seen mentioned yet: Bright and Contour.

I can't find the manual, so can someone help me out and explain what those buttons do to my tone?

The bright button will likely increase the high midrange too add a little high end clarity. The contour button probably adds a scoop contour, in other words, it will drop out mid frequencies, and should make a nicer slap tone. It might add other contours, but this is the most common.

ibanezsndgr24
08-27-2004, 10:39 AM
Hi,I have a Fender Bassman 60 combo, and it's controls are a lot different. I have the controls Bass: -15 to +15, Mid Level: -15 to +15, Mid Freq: 150 to 15k and Treble:
-15 to +15. I also have a enhance switch. I'm looking for a Heavy metal or Nu metal tone for my amp. Thanks in advance.

jermandubber
09-04-2004, 07:23 AM
this is my first post so play nice. no two amps sound the same even if their are set to the same setting and it depends on the size and shape of the room. but a good way to find what you like is to turn all the eq settings to 0 including the gain. if you have a master volume then turn it about half way up. then turn your gain up until the signal doesn't sound muddy or as clean as possible. then play something on the high G-string and adjust the high until you acheive the sound you want. I usually play the intro to 46&2 by tool at this stage.then adjust the mids while playing around the A and D strings. now repeat with the lows on the E (and B if you play a 5 string). this seems to work well for me, and starting on the high end of the eq lets you hear what the lows are usually covering up. but after I'm done with that I start looking at the other tonal toys at my disposal. but the more you mess with it the more it all starts sounding the same so if it takes to long then take a break.
tbk dood what i do, also what the sound engineering guys at the recording studio told me was good to do. they went to school for it so i expect they be learning something. this theory can translate to any instrument you are using... also same on mixing boards if say you are a dj. and everything is different for each different amp, some are similar though, and the things a room is made out of and shape and all that have alot to do with the sound you get. also the distance you are from the amp. its all about finding the middle ground.

trev913
09-04-2004, 06:58 PM
Mine varies a lot, but I try to keep bass betwen 4 and 7, mids right about 5 and treb around 4. Presence and volume remain up most of the time and I generally favor the bridge pickup without any tone control or anything. If i'm lucky, I can usually dial in something that will sound somewhat okay on the neck pickup, which I've mussed around with enough.

Son of Skywalker
09-06-2004, 03:51 PM
i dont have gain.... i have presence :S

I too, have presence. WHY? :(

xxxwookie
09-17-2004, 08:33 PM
oh yeah, when i play spinal tap i put everything on 11.
:lol:

If I'm working with harmonics, I need a fairly good ring so I have my treble up to 10, cut the bass to about 6 and have the mids around 8

I always try to keep the gain down

Standard set up. I use it for when I can't be bothered to set it to something specific and just jamming.

Bass- 10
Mid- 6
Treble- 9

A deep bassline with a softer sound

Bass- 10
Mid- 4
Treble- 4

Something jazzy with high end

Bass- 6-7
Mid- 8
Treble- 10

I have a mid-shift button on my amp but I'm not entirely sure what that does :confused:

BassBud
09-18-2004, 11:21 AM
I use a Hartke HA3500 350 watts, it has both a tube and solid state pre amp, I have both set at 2 right now, don't know if that the best or not, the compression knob is at 3, then it has a 10 band EQ ranging 30Hz,64Hz,125Hz,250Hz,500Hz,1KHz,2KHz,3KHz,5KHz,8K Hz, I think this may be my problem. then it has the contour low pass, and high pass, low pass is at +10 out of 18 and the high is at -10, then the master volume. Ran through a Hartke 4x10 cab.

Does anyone else use this amp? I can't seem to find that perfect sound, I've been told that I should be able to reach any tone I want with this amp, so I'm thinking that I must not have everything set up quite right, seems like I get my lows where I want it and then my mids are off or the highs. I play a lot of shows and it sounds different in different rooms, I don't want to have to tweek it all the time, I'm looking for some setting that will work wherever I'm at, I know it will vary a little. But with all the knobs on this amp, I'm pretty sure I don't have something set right. I play kind of funk rock type stuff, sublime, rhcp, etc... can anyone tell me how they have theirs so I can try it? thanks.

TomJoad
09-18-2004, 03:22 PM
For everything I use:

Low/Bass-10
Mid-0
Trebble-2 or 3

mickthemuso
09-20-2004, 08:29 AM
people that drop out the mids completely and boost the living f u c k out of the lows and highs are called "bedroom players". meaning they dont know wat it means to play live. so, if u want any chance of ppl remembering ur bass line, set everything to 12 o'clock and then adjust as per necessary after that but dont drop the mids, that is wat cuts.. . when playing metal, have highs at about 8 this gets out the nice "ghunk" sound..also a SansAmp helps the sound.. also dont rely on ur eq.. in metal, if u want the sound.. go a 1200W head on top of an 810 fridge.. then ur f u c k i n talking. cheers

AndrewHarris
10-01-2004, 05:19 PM
does anyone have a good thrash metal tone or something close to steve harris

i have 8 eq levels on my peavey 300 watt combo really weird stuff

Anxious
10-01-2004, 08:11 PM
does anyone know how to get the tone that bad brains gets, or the adicts. its really chunky. download a song from one of them, i need your feedback.

AndrewHarris
10-01-2004, 09:14 PM
turn up all your lows and high and get rid of your mids thats how i did it, but thats more of an lcb tone

Anxious
10-02-2004, 02:14 PM
icb?

AndrewHarris
10-02-2004, 03:10 PM
Lcb, lower class brats

Anxious
10-02-2004, 08:47 PM
i still cant get the tone, itll take me years of experimenting

neatobassman
10-17-2004, 03:46 PM
I hate it when people don't mess with there tone. My fellow bassist friend was playing his Ibanez through this little kustom bass amp and it sounded like ****. But then I started messing with the tone to help make it sound better he said stop, and he is one of those guys who just doesn't give a shit about the tone and will play with it sounding like anything. So when he got finished playing, I took the bass from him and started changing the EQ and the settings on the bass and made that thing sound so nice.

Just thought I would put this in here to encourage people to mess with there tone. and also I'm really bored and just rambling on now.

AndrewHarris
10-30-2004, 12:36 PM
does anyone know a good eq for cutting through 2 guitars....i have an 8 band eq

neatobassman
10-31-2004, 04:38 PM
does anyone know a good eq for cutting through 2 guitars....i have an 8 band eq

having them turn down? lol. If they don't have enough respect for you to turn down, that's sad.

Anyway, I wish I had an 8 band eq, then I could answer your question

blizzard
12-21-2004, 04:30 AM
does anyone know a good eq for cutting through 2 guitars....i have an 8 band eq

if they boost the bass on their guitars boost your treble and if they boost their treble boost your bass.

CabbageStabbage
12-21-2004, 12:02 PM
The way I play when I'm playing alone is:

Bass: 3
Mid: 6
High: 4 1/2 or 5

In a group it's:
Bass: 3
Mid: 6
High: 7

I don't see how people boost the bass. It actually makes the low notes hard to distinguish. Mid boosting all the way!

neatobassman
12-21-2004, 02:25 PM
I thought I would post more of my settings.

slap
low:4 mid:6 high:7 and then mess with the settings on my basses.

picking
low:8 mid:7 high:4 and alot of bridge pick up

and some random one I liked
low:6 mid 8: high4

MasterOfCeremonies
12-21-2004, 04:40 PM
On my lakland I have
bass-10
mids-5
treble-10

and then on my amp I have
bass-6
mids-2
treble-6

it may seem like a random combo, but i like it

jamesr
01-17-2005, 02:42 PM
Bass amps are designed to sound good. EQ should be used to solve problems in the room you are playing. Also remember your sound is different 20 feet in front of your amp. I always keep my eq flat, and make small adjustments as needed depending on the place.

musky
03-17-2005, 05:07 PM
What would the E.Q be for Ska, like Madness?

exit
03-18-2005, 04:02 AM
Bass amps are designed to sound good. EQ should be used to solve problems in the room you are playing. Also remember your sound is different 20 feet in front of your amp. I always keep my eq flat, and make small adjustments as needed depending on the place.

If you like the sound of your cab and bass thats good, but what if you want to hear some more mids or lows?

A good cab with a good EQ can give you lots of different tones that can make your bass very versatile

LewsTherin
03-18-2005, 08:39 AM
Bass amps are designed to sound good. EQ should be used to solve problems in the room you are playing. Also remember your sound is different 20 feet in front of your amp. I always keep my eq flat, and make small adjustments as needed depending on the place.


what you say is true, except that your amps natural sound isnt always what your looking for. With my 115 combo, for example, a flat EQ sounds like arse slapping, so i need to change it.

What I usually do is i set my EQ how I like, disrgarding room acoustics, then adjust for room acoustics

rh15951
03-18-2005, 11:26 AM
bass - 6-7
mid - 5-5.5
high - 3-4

neatobassman
03-19-2005, 05:56 PM
Bass amps are designed to sound good. EQ should be used to solve problems in the room you are playing. Also remember your sound is different 20 feet in front of your amp. I always keep my eq flat, and make small adjustments as needed depending on the place.

like everyone else had commented, the amp is MADE to sound good, but it may not be what I think is good. And also, if you change the tone, if gives you dynamics in your playing, make different songs sound different, enhance a certian style you're play or technique, and to compinsate for variations in rooms and other such things.

The Forgotten Bassist
05-23-2005, 08:00 AM
oh yeah, when i play spinal tap i put everything on 11.

:lol:
I can beat you, one of my amps go to 12, mahahahaha

EADG
05-23-2005, 03:54 PM
The art of a good slap tone...

A sterile Stu Hamm "dry" sound goes something like this:

High - 5
Mid - 6.5
Low - 2
Gain - Anywhere above 5


Then again, in funk, a lower sound always sounds great.


High - 3
Mid - 6
Low - 3.5
Gain - 4-5

OutOfPhase69
06-03-2005, 04:56 PM
Jazz (can work with other stuff too)

Bass:8
Mid:6
Treble:7
PuPs: Both full

Cranked MoFo

Bass: 10
Mid: 10
Treble:1
PuPs: Neck-6 Bridge-10 Tone-0


Note: I also use my bass amp for guitar, in those instances I use the jazz setting.

I like that "transparent sound" posted earlier, very interesting.

6erAnimeBassist
06-08-2005, 07:42 PM
I have a 4 band EG (Low,Low mid, high mid and treble). IF anyone could help me i really cant find a good enoguh slap sound. I want a victor wooten type slap sound(im aware alot of you don't like his tone however, i do). Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks

mepr18
06-11-2005, 09:22 PM
i've got a question... my amp's Low/Mid/hi mid/high goes form -15 to 15 + so if i wanna try some equalizations previously posted... i should take de -15 of my amp as 1 on the previous equializatios.. or should i use the real value ex. if it says Bass-1 should i put it on -15 o 1 i my amp??? i hope i made myself clear jeje

Sid Ramone
06-12-2005, 02:05 AM
this tone is similar to lemmy from motorhead's tone is set your distortion pedal that the right setting (which i will provide)

Bass: 3
Midrange: 9
Treble: 6 or 7

and i use a boss DS-1 set to this setting for distortion:
Tone: 3 o'clock
Level: 3 o'clock
Distortion: 3 o'clock

the setting i provided also sounds good without distortion and using a pick.

And does anyone know how to get the tone the bassist of Doom has on the "Police Bastard EP"?

Sid Ramone
06-12-2005, 02:08 AM
i've got a question... my amp's Low/Mid/hi mid/high goes form -15 to 15 + so if i wanna try some equalizations previously posted... i should take de -15 of my amp as 1 on the previous equializatios.. or should i use the real value ex. if it says Bass-1 should i put it on -15 o 1 i my amp??? i hope i made myself clear jeje

my amp is the same way, basicly -15 is equivalent to 0, and +15 is equivalent to 10. 5 is equivalent to 0.

filthyriffs
06-12-2005, 06:32 PM
Currently I'm running my bass through a Roland CUBE-15 Guitar Practice amp, because my stack is at my friends house where we practice. I have it on these settings:

Channel: Clean
Bass: All the way up..
Middle: About 10 o'clock
Treble: About 2 o'clock

I play pop punk.

neatobassman
06-13-2005, 01:13 AM
I've noticed though, with a new amp, you have to change your settings. Like I just got an SWR LA 15, and I completely changed my EQ and all around sound on both of my basses. With this bass I really make my 4 string thump and boost the mids to hightlight and orangy twang my Spector can have.

Now, I got from my bass, to my old amp (Fender Frontman 25B) to my SWR, and use the SWR as somewhat of a power amp.

New tone for spector

on bass:All neck, almost all bridge, bass past halfway, treble before halfway.

on Fender amp: Bass-5, Mids-7, High 4.5

on SWR: everything flat

podbassist
06-15-2005, 09:31 PM
Cliff Burton:

amp- Mesa Boogie with 4x12 cabs

tone

Low-7
Mid-7
High-5

Other Items:

Anesthesia- Distortion
For Whom The Bell Tolls- Distortion and Wah

podbassist
06-15-2005, 09:33 PM
Jason Newsted:

Amp- Ampeg SVT

Tone:

Low-5
Mid-7
High-7

Other-
Sad But True-5 string tuned down one step
Untill It Sleeps- Fretless

britishgeetah
06-18-2005, 10:02 AM
I have two mid knobs and you guys are just posting one, what should I do?

spenser93
06-18-2005, 10:04 AM
Goood slap eq?

neatobassman
06-18-2005, 02:12 PM
Goood slap eq?

since I'm sure you are too lazy to look hear, or experiment, here's the most common one.

Bass:7
Mid:4
High:7

or any variation of that. You just need scooped mids to get that classic slap tone.

britishgeetah
06-24-2005, 07:24 PM
oh gee, thanks for answering

WHoRRID
06-25-2005, 12:47 AM
either turn both mids down or vary em... i have 4 too(hartke1400) my 2 most commonly used eqs are:
Lows:+9db
LowMids:-7db
HighMids:+11db
Highs:+3db
i like this the most^^^
second
Lows:+10db
Lowmids:-10db
Highmids:-7db
Highs+12db

JamesXKillXyou
06-25-2005, 05:47 PM
have a question... now most ppl are stating there amps eq's which is fine and good

but the main sound comes from the bass. So maybe ppl should honestly be posting there bass as well and what position there pots are. A good estimate or you can use clockwise refferences.

only because when i had my squire and i came here for a few ideas... they didnt work out to well and i have a nice rig just my bass was a bit **** so... there yah go.

Toggle Switch
06-26-2005, 12:47 PM
Rage Against the Machine anybody?

ak50324
06-28-2005, 12:55 PM
bass-5(my current practice amp distorts a ton...it should be at 8)
treble-7
mids-3
gain-7

(on bass)
tone-7
volume-7

As you can see...I like the #7 :)...when i get a new amp and bass I will change this a lot...

johniecid
07-10-2005, 11:07 PM
could anybody suggest some settings i could try...im expierementing trying to find a tone that jus makes people's mouth water...well in my style that is...

some of the bass player's who's tone i love are...
#2 from anti-flag (especially on the BYO split with Bouncing Souls)
Hunter from AFI (any of the albums he is on)
Brian from Bouncing Souls (the album Anchor Aweigh in particular)
Joe from Rise Against (tone on "Revolutions Per Minute")
*they all play jazz basses through ampegs (#2 cycles through the basses he uses but this was the time he was favoring a jazz)

i play a MIM Jazz with vintage 62 PUP into an Ampeg SVT-350H through an Ampeg SVT-610HLF

Thanks...

Asyd309
07-11-2005, 08:26 PM
All those fellas do indeed play jazz basses, cuz they have that certain fender growl to it. Starting with your tube gain in your amp, turn that up til around maybe 3 or 4 o'clock. Try turning bass up to 2 or 3 o'clock,keep mids down to 9 or 10o'clock, and then treble up to 2 or 3o'clock. Tweak to taste. Also keep in mind, the MIM Fender Jazzes have passive pickups. These players are pros for the most part and most likely own the American series Jazz, which feature active pick-ups. If you still can't seem to get that growling low end, I suggest investing in a good pre-amp, such as the Tech 21 RBI. That thing'll get your growl, for sure ! I know, because I own one !

johniecid
07-11-2005, 10:23 PM
any suggestions for the 9 band EQ and/or the horn on the back of the 610? thanks by the way!

phobiaholic
07-12-2005, 12:51 AM
argh i read 5 + pages of this and no one answered this question: "what is presence?"

argh, you bastahds.... do share your knowledge.

Sid Ramone
07-12-2005, 04:01 AM
argh i read 5 + pages of this and no one answered this question: "what is presence?"

argh, you bastahds.... do share your knowledge.

from what ive read, pressence is usually used to to compliment the room you're in and its acoustic. Well thats what ive read, i could be wrong though

Anarchy&Peace
07-12-2005, 06:05 PM
for the nine band eq afi anti flag tone play through the bridge pick up and turn the tone on the bright are good starters the strings that i would use are ghs infinity steel

johniecid
07-12-2005, 06:58 PM
uhm, that has nothing to do with the 9 band EQ...

cameo
07-12-2005, 08:58 PM
Hey All :wave:
Gotta question I need answering...
I'm thinking of changing my bridge pickups from Ibanez DXJ soapbars, to some Fender Jazz bass (bridge) pickups, is there any difference in size of these 2 pickups? And how do I change them over?
Thanks heaps!
Cam

cameo
07-12-2005, 09:02 PM
Does anyone know what gives fender jazz basses that growl, is it the pickups? Electronics? or what?
Cam :thumb:

Anarchy&Peace
07-13-2005, 01:48 AM
uhm, that has nothing to do with the 9 band EQ...
shut the f'uck up i'm giving you tips you could at least be nice about it
as for the jazz bass i'm sure its a mix of the pick ups and maybe the size of the body

phobiaholic
07-13-2005, 10:21 AM
http://line6.com/spiderII/SpiderII_settings.pdf

i havn't tried them all, but for the most part (on my amp) they don't sound all that bad.

apacherosepeacock
07-13-2005, 01:06 PM
http://line6.com/spiderII/SpiderII_settings.pdf

i havn't tried them all, but for the most part (on my amp) they don't sound all that bad.

aren't they designed for guitar :confused: to be used with that particular amp :confused:

johniecid
07-13-2005, 01:09 PM
shut the f'uck up i'm giving you tips you could at least be nice about it
as for the jazz bass i'm sure its a mix of the pick ups and maybe the size of the body
thats fine..but your "tips" had nothing to do with what i was asking nor did half of it even make any sense

cameo
07-13-2005, 07:29 PM
Hey All
Can someone answer my question? :angry: :confused:
I'm thinking of changing my bridge pickups from Ibanez DXJ soapbars, to some Fender Jazz bass (bridge) pickups, is there any difference in size of these 2 pickups? And how do I change them over?
Thanks heaps!
Cam :thumb:

johniecid
07-13-2005, 10:53 PM
it seems to be the same size as a standard jazz pickup. i see you having two options either measure your p-up and compare it with the measurements of a fender jazz p-up or take it into a shop and ask them...also...why are you posting this in the EQ thread?

phobiaholic
07-16-2005, 10:58 AM
aren't they designed for guitar :confused: to be used with that particular amp :confused:

yeah i know, but ..

2rri
07-16-2005, 11:48 AM
Jason Newsted:

Amp- Ampeg SVT

Tone:

Low-5
Mid-7
High-7

Other-
Sad But True-5 string tuned down one step
Untill It Sleeps- Fretless

how do you know that? Is it a website for famous bassists EQ settings?

cameo
07-17-2005, 04:30 AM
it seems to be the same size as a standard jazz pickup. i see you having two options either measure your p-up and compare it with the measurements of a fender jazz p-up or take it into a shop and ask them...also...why are you posting this in the EQ thread?

Sorry 'bout that what threat sould I hav put it in?

neatobassman
07-17-2005, 03:26 PM
how do you know that? Is it a website for famous bassists EQ settings?

that's what he uses to get a tone similar to it.

Anarchy for the UK
07-19-2005, 09:39 AM
anyone know mike dirnt's (from the older green day albums) or flea's?

neatobassman
07-19-2005, 04:46 PM
anyone know mike dirnt's (from the older green day albums) or flea's?

if you look hard enough, you can find it, because I think 50 billion people have asked that in this thread, and all have been answered, so look before speaking.

metalkingtiger
07-26-2005, 08:12 PM
For metal I use Lamb of God's settings which would be boost the high and bass an cut the mid down to 2 or 3.

pitchfork
08-02-2005, 04:01 AM
Does anyone know what paul simonon from the clash uses

Mild_child
08-09-2005, 09:32 AM
Does anyone know what paul simonon from the clash uses
oh yeah, i'd like that.

Maybe

Bass- 5
Low Mid-7
Treble- 8
Hi mid- 5
meaty...yet bright

Mild_child
08-10-2005, 10:23 PM
oh yeah, i'd like that.

Maybe

Bass- 5
Low Mid-7
Treble- 8
Hi mid- 5
meaty...yet bright
any better suggestions for Paul Simonon?

Mild_child
08-24-2005, 05:22 PM
well this thread went dead :(

AcerbicCunnt77
08-27-2005, 12:45 AM
resurects
3 eq cos im dumb and thats all I have

pixies like "hollow boom"
bass-1
mid-10
high-2


/resurects

neatobassman
08-27-2005, 12:14 PM
resurects
3 eq cos im dumb and thats all I have


I've ectauly read the parametric EQs (like the one you have) can be more acurate in dialing in a tone then a graphic EQ. I read about it in BP magazine.

neatobassman
08-27-2005, 12:17 PM
Here's the article...

http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=24&storycode=9881

JamesXKillXyou
08-28-2005, 07:09 PM
i havent read the article. but im pretty sure its mainly because ppl dont know how to use the Graphic eq's properly. I think the graphics are as accurate as you can really get to shaping tone. Pots just seem easier. having both pots and Graphic eq's on your head is your best bet.


I kinda posted something simlar b4. I forgot about this thread =/ and im sorry so if any mod wants to take down my original thread they can do so.


I need a secondary tone other then the one i love to death that i found. Im sure what you give me ill tweak took me awhile to come up with my bass tone that i love with the on board eq and the amp.

anyways right now I have this deep bass sound that doesnt get over bassy and has presence of a bit of highs but just at the right combination so its amazing. Ofcourse I cant use this for everything

So I was looking for an awesome Rock tone I can use as a backup. Im not to fond on high mids. Id like a Mellow tone but a bit growl behind it. I say a bit because idk what my ampeg and shecter are capable of in terms of growl some head/ basses just cant do it. But yea. thx.

neatobassman
08-28-2005, 08:28 PM
i havent read the article. but im pretty sure its mainly because ppl dont know how to use the Graphic eq's properly. I think the graphics are as accurate as you can really get to shaping tone. Pots just seem easier. having both pots and Graphic eq's on your head is your best bet.

.

Well, it actually the opposite. With the Parametric, it covers a bunch of frequencies, but with the Graphic, it only control the frequencies that it gives you. If you read the article it will make more sence.

JamesXKillXyou
08-29-2005, 12:18 AM
Ok I read it, Ive learned some stuff now. But, Im confused. What does he really mean when hes saying the Q at .7 or etc. The Q he is talking about is on the knobs (parametric) right? well exactly how do you move it .7 of a point thats almost not moving He also says .3 or .2 I mean??? I hope im reading this wrong what will that do? honestly.

I do like the points he makes about certain frequencies not being good for passive or how he says treble can really pin point your sound just right at certain frequencies if you use them. And how mids can totally ruin your sound hahaha so true. Im still trying to learn how to use mids just right to get a second tone. But hey, My ampeg has none of the frequencies he says

instead of 6-7 I have 8, instead of 5-6 I have 4. Instead of 20-30 I have 40... This is ofcourse on the graphic. I have 3 parametric knobs. does that mean this will cover the ones left out or is ampeg just being ampeg which is why they have what ppl may call a limiting sound or the "ampeg" tone.

Klander Brigade
08-29-2005, 06:48 AM
Metal on my SWR Combo

Gain - 12 o'clock
Aural - 2 o'clock
Bass - 3 o'clock
Mids - 1 o'clock
Treble - 11 o'clock

I try to match those settings on my bass.

tomtom
08-31-2005, 03:08 AM
oi, is gain the same a presence?

neatobassman
08-31-2005, 12:33 PM
Ok I read it, Ive learned some stuff now. But, Im confused. What does he really mean when hes saying the Q at .7 or etc. The Q he is talking about is on the knobs (parametric) right? well exactly how do you move it .7 of a point thats almost not moving He also says .3 or .2 I mean??? I hope im reading this wrong what will that do? honestly.


The Q is how far out from the center frequnecy you can control. But you can only control that on true parametric EQs. Most EQs that we have are semiparametric. We can only change the volume, not the Q.

BassPlayingPineapple
09-10-2005, 11:09 AM
Anyone got any good eq settings for my 5 band EQ (Bass, low mid, mid, high mid, treble)
Looking for quite a deep funky sorta sound (but not muddy)

faelun
09-10-2005, 12:57 PM
hey can anyone tell me how to get an eq to sound like fieldy? if it helps i have a lamer 10 watt amp and i have an Ibanezz Gsr205

shadow316
09-13-2005, 08:49 AM
On my Laney stack:

Just for others info, Bass/Treble knobs go from -5 to +5, Low Para-Mid frequency goes from 100 to 1K, Hi Para-Mid goes from 400 to 4K and the levels on both Hi and Low Para-Mids go from -5 to +5.

For pick play:

Bass: +4

Low Para-Mid:

Frequency: Just under 1K
Level: +2

Hi Para-Mid:

Frequency: Just over 1.5K
Level: 0

Treble: -0.5

For finger style/slap play:

Bass: +3

Low Para-Mid:

Frequency: 125
Level: +1.5

Hi Para-Mid:

Frequency: Just over 1.7K
Level: -1

Treble: -1

For slap play i generally boost the treble a little.

I play both with a Fender Jazz with both p'ups on full and half closed.

Hammerofjustice
09-13-2005, 03:47 PM
Anyone got any good eq settings for my 5 band EQ (Bass, low mid, mid, high mid, treble)
Looking for quite a deep funky sorta sound (but not muddy)
its been said before manytimes but cut the mids boost the lows and highs

neatobassman
09-13-2005, 11:32 PM
hey can anyone tell me how to get an eq to sound like fieldy? if it helps i have a lamer 10 watt amp and i have an Ibanezz Gsr205

You wont be able to get his tone with a 10 watt amp. What Feildy does is Boost Bass and Highs, with no mids at all. and the 10 watt amp wont be able to handle that much bass and have it sound good.

HateBiscuit
09-22-2005, 02:32 PM
For Progressive Jazz

high: 10

mid: 10

bass: 1

but i boost the bass on my active pickups

bass nerd

HateBiscuit
09-22-2005, 02:33 PM
Anyone know how to get Paul Hinojos' tone? He's the bass player in At the Drive-in. I'm pretty sure he uses a P Bass.

lord_abortion666
09-22-2005, 09:39 PM
Anyone know any good settings for Nikki Sixx? I'm Looking for older stuff like Shout at the Devil.

Shinobi_sniper
09-23-2005, 01:33 AM
I crank it to 11

Mild_child
09-23-2005, 07:57 PM
bass nerd
wtf?

Mild_child
09-23-2005, 08:02 PM
can someone post something in:

bass
lo mid
hi mid
treble

that's all my amp has

BassPlayingPineapple
09-24-2005, 05:42 PM
Hey, could someone give me an idea of how to get the same sort of sound of Matt Freeman in Maxwell Murder, if it's any help i have an ashdown 180 electric blue amp and a cort action bass.

sixxbassist90
09-24-2005, 08:21 PM
Anyone know any good settings for Nikki Sixx? I'm Looking for older stuff like Shout at the Devil.
You cant even hear the bass in hi songs? i guess a thunderbird muddy tone?

BradyEB
09-27-2005, 06:21 AM
Hey there
Anyone else play Mesa Walkabout Bass Heads? If so post your EQ. I'm quite keen to see what everyone else's settings are.

metalkingtiger
09-27-2005, 07:34 PM
I need to know how to get a bass sound like John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin.
My amp has bass, treble, mid and presence.

NoOsH
09-28-2005, 05:46 PM
ok, i have a question, in the beginning cods said that everyones amp has a gain nob... mine dosent, i have a volume, bass, lo-mid, hi-mid, treble and the on switch... my amp is kinda old though, its and old crate, im borrowing it from a friend of mine until christmas when i get my own.....

tomtom
10-01-2005, 01:59 AM
hi dudes.
my old eq setting is getting a bit boring. i have a 4 band eq (bass, mids, treble and presence) and want something that can be used for rock in general. i also want something with a bit of bite, really edgey.

Hardinge
10-03-2005, 11:16 AM
oh yeah, when i play spinal tap i put everything on 11.

lol

dragonzmad
10-05-2005, 10:28 PM
I have a pj bass and I cannot find a good setup for a punchy yet bassy sounding sound for my E string. I have the perfect tone for slapping on all strings except the for E string.

I have a fender bxr with a 12inch driver in it.

Is it best to use 10s for a punchier slap tone?
I have low, high, low mid, high mid, and a mid scoop button

neatobassman
10-05-2005, 10:46 PM
I have a pj bass and I cannot find a good setup for a punchy yet bassy sounding sound for my E string. I have the perfect tone for slapping on all strings except the for E string.

I have a fender bxr with a 12inch driver in it.

Is it best to use 10s for a punchier slap tone?
I have low, high, low mid, high mid, and a mid scoop button

on the bass have the J all the way up and the P almost all the way up, and have the tone all the way up. Then on the bass have the low mids boosted.

dragonzmad
10-06-2005, 01:33 AM
on the bass have the J all the way up and the P almost all the way up, and have the tone all the way up. Then on the bass have the low mids boosted.

I do not have my amp with me at this moment but I tried this on my other amp and it isn't deep (bassy) enough. If I add lows, the lows sound too compressed and not punchy at all. I'm thinking maybe my fender combo just isn't the right setup for the sound I want.

MuRd0K
11-27-2005, 11:06 PM
Let's resurrect this thread a little...

This is my main tone.

Gain - 3
Bass - 7
Mid - 6
Treble - 3

Slap:

Bass - 8
Mid - 1
Treble - 7

Pick

Bass - 7
Mid - 3
Treble - 8

neatobassman
11-27-2005, 11:40 PM
I do not have my amp with me at this moment but I tried this on my other amp and it isn't deep (bassy) enough. If I add lows, the lows sound too compressed and not punchy at all. I'm thinking maybe my fender combo just isn't the right setup for the sound I want.

What amp was it?

Chiner
12-10-2005, 01:26 PM
This thread was really helpfull! But on my Samick-amp i got
Volume | Master | Bass | Mid | Treble |
Can someone explain for me what the diffrence between Volume and Master is, is something compareable with Gain?

Thanx

BassPlayingPineapple
12-10-2005, 06:18 PM
I think master is probably gain, if that helps :thumb:

whiny_axl
12-11-2005, 12:19 PM
Does anyone know a good Enwistle tone?

Hardinge
12-17-2005, 04:09 PM
Does anyone know a good Enwistle tone?

i second that

and does any one know a good Jean Baudin tone

neatobassman
12-17-2005, 10:48 PM
i second that

and does any one know a good Jean Baudin tone

for Jean, you need a custom Conklin. lol. Only way I could think of.

ak50324
01-01-2006, 09:29 PM
Does anyone know a good Enwistle tone?


Depends...I like to use full mids, 5 trble, and full bass, with tone up or down dpending on if you want a fat P-bass tone or a sharper Rick like tone(think live at leeds)

pitchfork
01-07-2006, 04:16 AM
Does anyone know what eq entwhistle used?
I use bass 8 mids 6 treble 9 and have mid scoop engaged, i find it helps me cut through more.

Your Tourniquet
01-07-2006, 05:03 AM
Could anyone put up some good settings for a 7-band EQ? I have 7-band EQ pedal and I'm really confused... The settings in the Boss manual really aren't my kinda thing. I just want something... balanced

mitchseek
01-10-2006, 12:24 AM
hey i have a ashdown mag300 head,5 band eq,can someone siggest sum eq settings 4 a nice warm metal sound?
cheers

PainKiller8191
01-10-2006, 11:33 AM
Does anyone know what eq entwhistle used?
I use bass 8 mids 6 treble 9 and have mid scoop engaged, i find it helps me cut through more.
how does a scooped eq help you cut through.....?!?!?!

pitchfork
01-13-2006, 01:58 PM
It just does okay :P, you wanna tell me his eq or not?

Rogue Six
03-28-2006, 12:57 AM
I'm going to need this thread in a day or two. I just ordered an Ibanez GSR200 and a Behringer 300Bx or something like that. I'm crossing over from being a guitarist.

Az_Holl
03-28-2006, 02:15 AM
It just does okay :P, you wanna tell me his eq or not?
Ive got a photo of one of his old amps in the John Entwistle bass collection book and he has bass-4, treble-6 and there isnt a mids knob at all...

Chris K
03-28-2006, 09:56 AM
Could anyone put up some good settings for a 7-band EQ? I have 7-band EQ pedal and I'm really confused... The settings in the Boss manual really aren't my kinda thing. I just want something... balanced

Leave it flat then.

pitchfork
04-01-2006, 02:45 AM
Ive got a photo of one of his old amps in the John Entwistle bass collection book and he has bass-4, treble-6 and there isnt a mids knob at all...
Cheers i'll have to try that late.

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wicked_child
04-28-2006, 10:03 AM
This thread was really helpfull! But on my Samick-amp i got
Volume | Master | Bass | Mid | Treble |
Can someone explain for me what the diffrence between Volume and Master is, is something compareable with Gain?

Thanx

i guess you have a multi channel amp. volume adjusts the loudness for that channel and master adjust the loudness of all channel.

neatobassman
04-30-2006, 07:11 PM
Ha, I just went back and looked at all my old settings for my EQ. It changed alot. I used to tweak my EQ for everything, now I just leave everything flat, turn up the mids and adjust according to the room and my mood.

Lets talk about how you're approach to tone has changed.

sunshineplaysbass
06-04-2006, 12:58 AM
Question guys, my EQ has Bass, Mid Bass, Mid Treble, and Treble. Also the knobs range from -15 to +15. -15 being all the way to the left, and +15 to the right? How do i adjust for this?

Zedthephish
06-04-2006, 07:13 PM
Lets talk about how you're approach to tone has changed.

I was fortunate enough to get a better amp, so my EQ changed as a result of having good amplification. :thumb:

I've always had a soft spot for that dub-style bass that Chi Cheng(of Deftones) has, so I got for that as my clean, and my dirty has always been that sort of Mexicola(QOTSA song) fuzz. its been pretty consistent since day one, I think.

mutant!
06-05-2006, 08:23 AM
Question guys, my EQ has Bass, Mid Bass, Mid Treble, and Treble. Also the knobs range from -15 to +15. -15 being all the way to the left, and +15 to the right? How do i adjust for this?
OK. Where 3-band EQs (bass, mid, treble) have three bands like this:
|-------|-------|-------|
Yours is more like this:
|-----|-----|------|----|
You see? So when people say, for example, boost the bass and the treble and lower the mids, you're going to have to boost the bass and the treble, and lower both the middle controls. Or when they say boost the bass and the mids but cut the treble, you boost bass and low mids and cut high mids *a little* and cut highs. You just have to adapt. Your EQ affects the same frequencies as others, it's just divided differently.

When people say "bass is on 5" then they mean it's on halfway. (On your knobs, at 0.) 0 for them is -15 for you, and 10 for them is +15 for you. It's all relative.

mfb
06-14-2006, 03:21 PM
My regular EQ, since I haven't posted it in here yet:

Traben 5-string bass:
Volume- 10
Blend- 60% J pickup and 40% MM pickup
Gain- Varies on power I need
Tone- 5
Mid- 2

Brice 6-string bass:
Volume- 10
Blend- 80% Neck Soapbar, 20% Bridge Soapbar
Bass- Flat
Treble- Slightly Boosted

Gallien Krueger 400RB-IV Head:
Input Volume- 4
Contour- 0
Presence- 3
Treble- 4
Hi-Mids- 2
Lo-Mids- 8
Bass- 6
Boost- 7
Master- 6

snoop-au
06-16-2006, 09:54 PM
Yamaha TRB1005 Fretless 5 string (active) with D'addario flatwounds:
Volume: 80%
Blend: 50/50
Bass: Flat
Mid: Slightly boosted
Treble: Slightly cut

Lab Systems C115 combo:
Vol: 25%
Bass: Flat
Lo Mid: 80% boost
Hi Mid: 10% boost
High: flat

Mid voicing: 80% boost
High voicing: 10% boost

Compression: None

... tho still tweaking

neatobassman
06-18-2006, 12:31 AM
I love the shift from scooped mids to nothing but mids. lol. read the older posts in here and see what I mean.

snoop-au
06-18-2006, 08:57 AM
he he well I have flatwounds - I need all the mid help I can get, although sometimes the nothing-above-50Hz works too.

tomtom
06-22-2006, 08:12 PM
okay, i have been browsing this thread, and gain has come up a lot. just wondering, would gain be the same a presence? my eq has treble, middle, bass and presence and no gain ...

mfb
06-22-2006, 09:08 PM
First, tell what kind of amp it is, because companies label different things the way they want to, and on my amp (Gallien-Krueger) Presence adds "bite" and "attack" to the tone, by boosting treble and I would guess the higher harmonics.

Also, what do you hear happen to the signal when you turn the knob up? Actually, set everything on the amp flat, then adjust the knob up and down, what do you hear change in the tone?

PainKiller8191
06-25-2006, 01:25 PM
lately while playing in my metal band i've found i get a much better tone for the music by adding a bit of treble, i mean it's made a huge difference in the overall sound, and while i still had a full-round tone, i also had a really nice bite on top of it

neatobassman
06-26-2006, 12:46 AM
okay, i have been browsing this thread, and gain has come up a lot. just wondering, would gain be the same a presence? my eq has treble, middle, bass and presence and no gain ...

presence is really high frequencies and gain increases the input signal.