Joined: 17 Jan 2009 Posts: 397 Location: Doogie Howser, MD
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:09 pm Post subject: Re: King's X/Galactic Cowboys Bass Grind
Big fans of both groups, and their obvious connections. Legendary guitar sounds, but I am really interested in the bass sound. I owned a Hamer 12 string, and I ran in to a lot of phase cancellation.
I once read an interview with Sam Taylor where he said that his go-to KX bass tone was a blend of three tracks of 12-string (each through a different amp tweaked to accentuate a separate chunk of EQ, highs mids or lows) and one track of 4-string (recorded direct and compressed, mostly lows).
Multi tracked and the 12-string is essential for the tone. Don't forget the pick as well. If you want a fun unique pick for bass, try one of the metal ones. But you have to play very cleanly as the tone really sticks through with a metal pick on a bass. _________________ RM4, RT2/50, LynchBox Combo
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