Hey there dear swarm intelligence,
I'm on the hunt for an awesome bass tone for recording. The problem is: I'm a guitar player and I don't have a clue what is goin outside of my 6-string world.
My favorite sound would be the one from Jason Newsted on Metallica's Black Album. Let's ignore the fact that it impossible to recreate a 100 percent.
In my opinion the soudn is not boomy. It is more like a deep, gnarly, slightly distorted one that blends awesome with rock/metal guitars.
I already learned that he used Ampeg SVT and a lot of mids to get the attack from the pick and not too much lowend. But I failed miserably at recreating this sound. Which profile comes at least close to that ?
FOr bass distortion, should I use a distortion stomp or gain up the amp itself?
I tweaked a couple of profiles to absurdity and wasn't happy. But I did not try to try out differend cabs yet and I need a starting point.
I already thought about this recording process, but haven't tried it yet:
1. a defined bass tone with not too much mids to get the right amount of ooomph
2. recording a second, distorded midrange sound to get the "gnarly" distorted part
3. blend in a DI sound of the bridge pickup to get the trebly pick-sound blended in.
But as I said: I'm clueless to bass sounds and I want to go the kemper way: just pick the right profile and be happy.
And I had start to get the feeling that the reverb sound is really important too. I neglected that complety for my bass playing until now.
of course the Kemper
Yamaha Hs7 monitors
Shure 840 closed Headphones
Sadly, my bass is a cheap Epiphone Thunderbird