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Duff's bass sound
Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:11 AM
Today I feel he has too "clean" a bass sound...Can't explain it but it just doesn't have that sort of "grit". An example of his classic sound:
It had a dirty, yet groovy, sort of sound...Today it's much cleaner and much more "modern" sounding. Anyone else agree and miss his classic sound? I really think Duff was more important to Guns' sound than some realize. His bass had such a unique signature and was very prominent on the old records. Duff's bass sound was so prominent in old GN'R's records that Metallica actually seriously wanted Mike Clink to produce "And Justice for All..." because they'd heard AFD and how powerful the bass sounded in the mix and wanted that heavy bass sound for "And Justice..."
GUNS N' ROSES = AXL, SLASH, IZZY, DUFF, STEVEN
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:28 AM
the sound of his bass was SO important to GNR.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:34 PM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:58 PM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:17 PM
Step 2: Pick very near the bridge.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:17 PM
This is true.
Duff's sound has a lot of Chorus effect in it. That along with his pick technique make up for his great tone
Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:54 PM
My favorite Duff bass tone/playing was Contraband era.
Same here, it was great on UYI too.
Lately he's just been adjusting his tone to fit into individual songs, for example his part in Gravedancer wouldn't sound nearly as good if he was using as much gain as he did throughout UYI and Contraband
Edited by sweetness, 01 November 2012 - 02:54 PM.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:37 PM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:59 AM
i recall appetite was due to klink as far as bass tone/sound ... i love his tone on UYI especially locomotive
I think in that case it was just making sure Duff didn't get buried in the mix and some discussions on how to make it sound, but doubt it was anything in depth. I'm sure Duff's done interviews about it.
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