Amp Designer for bass

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Amp Designer for bass

Postby jtees » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Hi all

I just bought a bass guitar and was wondering if anyone has had much success using amp designer with a bass guitar... if so, which amp models within amp designer do you recommend?

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Postby jgro002 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:48 pm

I haven't tried it myself, but if I was going to I'd start with the large tweed.

Assuming that the large tweed is based on a Fender Bassman (which was originally a bass amp, it was just 'adopted' by guitarists) that seems like it could be a goer. I'd probably change the mic to the condenser model and move it back from the speaker for a mellower tone (depending on musical style of course - if you play punk or metal you might be inclined to do the opposite).

I've also heard of people having success with playing bass through Orange OR-120 and OD-120 amps. Assuming that the Sunshine Stack is based on one of those, that might be good for a grittier sound.

Other than that the old axiom 'use your ears' is good - if it sounds good it is good so try them all!!

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Postby Rockdude9k » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:04 am

I've also been surprised by Logic's rather simple but effective "Bass Amp" plug-in. You might want to start there.
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Postby Kent Sandvik » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:18 am

Yes, you could key in a lot of good sounds with the Bass Amp plugin.

Another good thing to download is the free CabSVT plug-in from Airwindows (sigh, my secret to good low-end bass sound is now out...) A dash of the Logic compressor with A_U setting and you are done.
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Postby David Nahmani » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:54 am

+1 on the "Bass Amp" plug-in. Don't let the GarageBand interface fool you.
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Re: Amp Designer for bass

Postby Mr. V » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:46 am

Just curious... does anyone know what famous DI box is emulated by Bass Amp DI?

I'm giving Bass Amp some new respect, especially given how good it sounds using a DI model with a bass amp IR in SD. :D
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Re: Amp Designer for bass

Postby shivermetimbers » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:53 am

jtees wrote:Hi all

I just bought a bass guitar and was wondering if anyone has had much success using amp designer with a bass guitar... if so, which amp models within amp designer do you recommend?

Cheers



Which bass and what type of pick ups?
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Re: Amp Designer for bass

Postby jtees » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:57 pm

I got a fender jazz bass with passive pickups. It was the only left handed bass in the shop I went to which made my decision really easy haha. I ended up buying the ampeg plug from ik multimedia. Sounds good.
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