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Dandelion

How do I get this tone Chaps? The Cult Live At The Lyceum.

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Look at the youtube vid, The Cult Live at the Lyceum.

The Stingray tone. But with what? Chorus and some delay perhaps?

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Ahhh, one of my all time favourite live recordings. Usually can't stand Stingrays but Jamie sounds absolutely monster here

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[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1483873961' post='3210702']
Sounds like compression and chorus to me.

Goth bass, right there :)
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This. Jamie was one of my main influences in my early bass playing days.

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[quote name='kendall' timestamp='1483894546' post='3210923']
This. Jamie was one of my main influences in my early bass playing days.
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Simon Gallup for me....similar sound and set-up.

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[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1483873961' post='3210702']
Sounds like compression and chorus to me.

Goth bass, right there :)
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Chorus is an effect, compression is processing. Neither are tone.

Blue

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[quote name='Dandelion' timestamp='1483873354' post='3210698']
[media]http://youtu.be/zN1QMkqsbiM[/media]
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It's been years since I saw that video, I saw them 4 times on the Love tour, my favourite band of the time!

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1483906473' post='3211057']
Chorus is an effect, compression is processing. Neither are tone.

Blue
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Ok,I didn't mention tone, nor say anything about whether compression and chorus are effects or processing.

Not sure what you're getting at....did you mean to reply to the OP ?

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[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1483911592' post='3211122']


Ok,I didn't mention tone, nor say anything about whether compression and chorus are effects or processing.

Not sure what you're getting at....did you mean to reply to the OP ?
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Well the thread reads, "How do I get this tone" I wasn't sure why chorus and compression were mentioned as they don't give anyone tone.

Blue

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Okay. Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks for the replys thus far.

To clarify,Can anyone offer myself any advice with regards to achieving a similar sound to the bass in the video?

I can hear a chorus effect, but is that all?

Ta.

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1483933980' post='3211222']
Well the thread reads, "How do I get this tone" I wasn't sure why chorus and compression were mentioned as they don't give anyone tone.

Blue
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Yes, that's what you said earlier. Edited by ahpook

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[quote name='Dandelion' timestamp='1483950301' post='3211258']
I can hear a chorus effect, but is that all?

Ta.
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I think you're hearing a very Stingray sound, which can almost sound like two basses playing at the same time - the trebly 'click' and then more usual bassy sound.

Have a listen to 'Kyoto Song' at 21.40 ....a similar bass sound maybe ? That's compression & chorus, maybe some flanger

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b3hWPm4oS0[/media] Edited by ahpook

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[quote name='Dandelion' timestamp='1483873114' post='3210693']
Look at the youtube vid, The Cult Live at the Lyceum.

The Stingray tone. But with what? Chorus and some delay perhaps?
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Pre-EB StingRay, brand new strings, Boss CE-2 chorus pedal and you're there! :)

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Great thread. Check out equipboard.com for details of players gear. Simon Gallup is listed, that should help.

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[quote name='Dandelion' timestamp='1483873114' post='3210693']
Look at the youtube vid, The Cult Live at the Lyceum.

The Stingray tone. But with what? Chorus and some delay perhaps?
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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1483933980' post='3211222']
Well the thread reads, "How do I get this tone" I wasn't sure why chorus and compression were mentioned as they don't give anyone tone.

Blue
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Chorus and compression are tone shapers...which i think is what the OP was asking.

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[quote name='McBass' timestamp='1483985320' post='3211724']


Chorus and compression are tone shapers...which i think is what the OP was asking.
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In my opinion chorus and compression are effects and have nothing to do with tone. Tone comes from your fingers.

Maybe the proper question should have been "What effects do I use to get my bass to sound like this?"

Blue

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1484141516' post='3212963']
In my opinion chorus and compression are effects and have nothing to do with tone. Tone comes from your fingers.

Maybe the proper question should have been "What effects do I use to get my bass to sound like this?"

Blue
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I refuse to get drawn into this nonsense again.

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1484141516' post='3212963']
In my opinion chorus and compression are effects and have nothing to do with tone. Tone comes from your fingers.

Maybe the proper question should have been "What effects do I use to get my bass to sound like this?"

Blue
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Everybody knew what he meant. Tone and sound are interchangeable in common usage I would say even if it doesn't meet the definition.

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Back to the sound. I agree a dollop of chorus and compression. Tones in the plectrum. Edited by Low End Bee

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[quote name='Low End Bee' timestamp='1484147814' post='3213044']
Tones in the plectrum.
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Oh, you are toooo baaaad :)

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1483933980' post='3211222']
Well the thread reads, "How do I get this tone" I wasn't sure why chorus and compression were mentioned as they don't give anyone tone.
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Yes they do.

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Back on topic ... Jamie used Boss pedals, so matski's suggestion of a Boss CE-2 is a good one. When Jamie joined Death Cult (shortly to become The Cult) as bassist, he switched from lead guitar and gave most of his pedals to the bands guitarist Billy Duffy. He still uses most of them to this day.

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