Thread: Reamping bass through SVT into a Mesa cab?

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    Default Re: Reamping bass through SVT into a Mesa cab?

    The dual Showman head was a standard for bass in the '60s - the Bassman wasn't powerful enough. It was always used with 2 x15" JBLs though, nobody would even have considered using 10s. Was your cab fully enclosed or open back? Open back cabs have a problem with low end cancellation and shouldn't be used for bass - that was a problem with the original tweed Bassman amps and was why people never used them as bass amps after closed/bass reflex designs came out from companies like Ampeg and Standel.
    It was fully enclosed. A KMD 4x10. It makes a good table to set a combo amp on.

    Anyway, in this case I patched the bass track through a distressor and used the dist 3 mode to add a bit of character to it. That seems to help it fit better in the mix

    Now I cheat by recording through the '66 B-15 but I still have to deal with bass tracks that are less than optimal.
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    Default Re: Reamping bass through SVT into a Mesa cab?

    Hmmm... I've been through several similar exercises in the last few years, and I can put it out there that, despite what it says on the label, you're going to spend less money and have a better end result by taking your bass guitar to where the amps are, pick an amp, rent it, and... retrack the bass.

    On paper reamping always seems like an awesome idea, but it just always ends up being an 80%-happy kind of solution to me.
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    Default Re: Reamping bass through SVT into a Mesa cab?

    Not possible. I have repetitive strain injuries, so tracking the whole album was done in small pieces over a long period of time. I am a guitar player and play on a daily basis, but I use super light (8 gauge) strings
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    Not possible. I have repetitive strain injuries, so tracking the whole album was done in small pieces over a long period of time. I am a guitar player and play on a daily basis, but I use super light (8 gauge) strings

    Hire a fricken' bass player.
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    Default Re: Reamping bass through SVT into a Mesa cab?

    Tried that, couldn't find anyone who would play what I wanted.

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