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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:23 pm 
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I love McCartney's tone. It sounds like, well, bass.


That's exactly right. In my opinion (and strictly my opinion! Anyone is welcome to disagree completely and I'm not saying anyone is wrong), a bass should sound like a bass. That's why I use flatwounds and dial up the lows. With great respect for Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, and others who prefer bright roundwound tone (who have awesome tone in their own right), if you want a trebly tone, play a piano.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:39 am 
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But I don't like playing piano.

And my tone is trebly (more mid-heavy than anything), and it doesn't sound like a piano. Of course, pianos aren't usually overdriven...


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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:54 pm 
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But I don't like playing piano.

And my tone is trebly (more mid-heavy than anything), and it doesn't sound like a piano. Of course, pianos aren't usually overdriven...


haha. It's an extreme comparison I'm making, I know. Quite the exaggeration.

And overdriven roundwounds make quite an amazing sound. Points to you for that!


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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Yeah, as far as classic bands go, I tend to like the bass tone (and playing) in The Who.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Yeah, as far as classic bands go, I tend to like the bass tone (and playing) in The Who.


And John Entwistle is not at all a bad player to follow! Great tone and chops.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaking of sounding like McCartney
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:02 am 
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Yeah, as far as classic bands go, I tend to like the bass tone (and playing) in The Who.


But of course! Doesn't this go without saying?


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