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Best Recorded Bass Tone and Mix?

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Love the Jar of Flies E.P by Alice in Chains, especially "Rotten Apple",great tone from Mike Inez, who also has a great metal/rock tone on Ozzy's No More Tears....IMO....

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http://youtu.be/KEeFNvvR-ng

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This, fantastic fretless tone.

Possibly not to everyone else's liking maybe.

[url="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/grace-and-gratitude/id208160961"]https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/grace-and-gratitude/id208160961[/url]

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Depends so much on so many factors for me but a few that really stand out -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYhfH59OLC8 - Tone is excellent to me but I do wish it was a little higher in the mix at certain points

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh4YRHTJLAs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsZbL-Akms - The whole mix of this song just stands out to me as everything being perfectly in its place and allowing the whole track to breathe and when the bass kicks in (without the whammy pedal on) it's like a kick in the chest on a good system.

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Without a doubt, the whole of 'Black And White' by The Stranglers. In fact, pretty much anything from JJ 77-82.

'Your Smiling Face' by James Taylor, Leland Sklar on bass. Love it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIWSXGaJQ-A

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not a tone i play with personally but in the big bass scheme of things this little Eddie Offord production has got to be up there in the top ten

[media]http://youtu.be/51oPKLSuyQY[/media]

oh and this little bit of production loveliness from Trevor Horn too

[url="http://youtu.be/vzxZzIiO84Y"]http://youtu.be/vzxZzIiO84Y[/url]

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I've always rated Frank Bello's tone on 'Got The Time' by Anthrax,

http://youtu.be/be7iNHw8QoQ

and John Giblin's sound on Fish's 'Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors' album.

http://youtu.be/WoSOJhN7DMU

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John Entwistle live at Leeds!
Pino always has an exceptional tone on everything he does
James Jamerson is always someone I aspire to sound similar too!

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I have always loved the bass sound on Killing Joke's "Love Like Blood" when mixed with the stunning bass / snare combination on the drums it made for a memorable sound which I think still stands up today http://youtu.be/6NPSNFsZWzs

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The latest (and only?) Haim album has some killer bass playing a lovely precision tone to boot!

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What about the bass tone (and playing) on Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk.

Punchy, in your face, growly. . . . love it.

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Guys thanks for the replies!!


Its cool how we all have our own opinions- I've just listened through all of your ideal bass tone tracks and have to say that none of them jump out at me personally, except the track linked by kennyrodgers! Kenny- wonderful Jazz tone, has that certain tubbiness about it!

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When i was starting out learning bass this was one of the sounds that made me love the bass, especially around 03:40 for the bass and sax solo.



[media]http://youtu.be/e3W6yf6c-FA[/media]

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Another one for Mark Hoppus. I've always loved his tone.
Other favourites for me are Ben Ellis from Serafin, especially on Day By Day. '58 Fender Precision though an old Fender Bassman...

http://youtu.be/KQk8c-GYGO8

Also JC from Danko Jones on Legs. Fender Precision Special through an Ampeg V4B with everything on full...

http://youtu.be/rvOtTkm0QHQ

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Just too many to mention (or remember! :blush: ) but I'm really into Phil Lynott's tone at the moment, and this is (to me) a perfect example:

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqRJtUorPMg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqRJtUorPMg[/url]

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I'm not really much of a Jaco fan per se but I always like the way his tone/style fits into the material on Joni's albums, especially Hejira. Great example of 'serving the song' which is at the heart of a good bass performance.
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsFqFfJh0qQ"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsFqFfJh0qQ[/url]

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Jaco, everytime.

Donna Lee
Continuum
Portrait of Tracy
Kuru
Suite; Golden Dawn (Al Di Meola)
A Remark You made
Teen Town
Havona
Palladium
Young And Fine
Night Passage
Las Olas (Flora Purim)

Its not just the noise, it's the definition.

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