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Well, this is certainly a kind of distortion, but not the kind you get with a fuzz pedal. Fuzz and distortion pedals are characterised by sharp transistor clipping. Rather, the kind of distortion that you hear on old, loud records such as fire comes usually from tube amps that weren't originally meant to sound much distorted at all, but were taken to their ...


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I think the best definition of a bass growl is A strong fundamental combined with a strong midrange overtone. Bass growl is typically found in acoustic standup basses which have wound strings. A strong pluck (pizzicato) will cause the wound strings to rattle against the fingerboard, causing the growl. The wound strings seem to be essential for this ...


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Without having a proper clip to listen to, I would guess that it is either a overdriven amp or an effects pedal creating that. In a band situation I always found that a fully overdriven bass was too overpowering to be used other than for solos or other distinctive parts (such as the opening from All Around The World by Red Hot Chili Peppers), however ...



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