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How to Record Heavy Bass Tone: Can You Tell the Difference?


Heavy Bass Glenn FrickerYouTube studio video mastermind Glenn Fricker’s relationship with bass players is rocky at best: see his tutorial about how to not completely suck at bass, or his lesson on how to record heavy bass for some examples of the vitriol he regularly spews at merchants of the low end.

So this time he’s taking it to the people with a shoot-out via Gear Gods: can you tell the difference between the bass recorded four different ways on the same song? None of the tones on display here are BAD — they all sound fine to me — but, to be honest, I really can’t tell the difference between them at all. Which I think is the point Fricker is trying to make.

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