Thursday, March 11, 2010
Fretless Bass Mic'ing
To add some top end and string noise I am trying some techniques to double the direct input sound (from my Bass Pod XT) with an SM57 mic'ed track. I want a more acoustic type sound from my fretless. I have been playing the fretless almost exclusively now for a few months and yesterday, when I picked up my short scale Bronco Bass to dink around on, it felt very strange. I think I am moving towards being a real fretless player. Takes time. I dig the slides and slurs you can do without the frets. Intonation is always the challenge. Still haven't found my sweet spot for the SM57. The bass work is for my film Rat Rod Rockers! soundtrack.