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Old 11th July 2005 | Show parent
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a trick i learnt from a very kind audio engineer years ago.....
i was having trouble at the time getting good bass sounds.
i was sceptical of this till i tried it...but it worked for me.
he told me to use a guitar with thicker strings (not bass strings - just a bit thicker guitar strings)....and turn the guitar control for tone so it was all bass.
then pump the signal thru a compressor. it requires a bit of fiddling/experimentation. but suddenly i found i was getting bass tracks that just sounded right sitting in a mix with a bit of eqing.
some songs tho' it might not work with. ive also used the same trick with the compressor thru' an amp for punch. all good fun.