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  1. Whenever I audition for a band or jam with my friends, I always get asked the same question: "What's your tone like?"

    The answer? "Depends". As of now, I have three tones for my bass, provided via my Line 6 Lowdown 400 amplifier:

    The first is a typical fretless tone, provided with the R&B channel. I use this tone if the band has two guitarists, which allows me to fill out the EQ. Mostly bass and mids, as treble tends to make it sound gnarly. For an example, listen to this song:



    The second is a very clanky and rattly tone, thanks to the Brit channel. The bass is reduced, and the mids and treble are boosted to taste. I tend to use this when the guitarists have a ton of distortion or bottom end on their guitars, because the additional bottom end from the bass would just sound muddy and undefined. For an example, try this vid:

    (I wish I could sound as good as he is ._.)

    The third is a very distorted, raw sound from the Grind channel. I tend to leave the mids and bass flat while turning the treble up a bit, which allows the pick noise to cut through. I usually only use this tone if the band has one guitar player, because this is supposed to replicate the sound of another guitar, albeit a octave lower. The best example I gan give is this video (not mine, but a rough aural idea):



    And I'm STILL not in a band. Fucken schedules ;_;

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    2. Technician

      Technician

      Mr. Freeze said:

      Yeah, that's the problem: everyone wants to practice like 3-4 times a week.

      If your not interested in practicing with a band on a regular basis I suggest you don't bother. Casual bands are usually older members because they are already accomplished, skilled musicians who only need the bare-minimum rehearsing to function as a group.

      How spastic is your work schedule? meeting 3-4 times a week for a couple of hours is not much. Especially is you have a nine to five.

    3. Mr. Freeze

      Mr. Freeze

      Technician said:

      If your not interested in practicing with a band on a regular basis I suggest you don't bother. Casual bands are usually older members because they are already accomplished, skilled musicians who only need the bare-minimum rehearsing to function as a group.

      How spastic is your work schedule? meeting 3-4 times a week for a couple of hours is not much. Especially is you have a nine to five.


      It's not that I don't WANT to rehearse that often, it's that my schedule forbids it. I work 40 hours a week, and my schedule is always different. This proves problematic when bands say "Well, we practice x y z days from x to y hours...". Even if I don't think it's a bad deal, they think the opposite.

    4. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Mr. Freeze said:

      Finding...dare I say it?..."casual" bands is a nightmare. Either they all suck or they're all blues or something.

      Wouldn't you have to practice a lot to not suck?

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