Worship Bass Guitar Tone 101 – Direct Boxes & Pedals

  • Written By 
  • David Curran

Having great bass guitar tone is extremely important in not just worship music, but any style of music. Bass guitar is a foundational instrument in the band, so having great tone is crucial to the sound of the overall mix.

Bad bass tone can muddy up a mix and make it hard for the sound engineer to find a spot for the bass to sit perfectly and still be present.

In this 2 Part Video Series, David Curran (Elevation Worship & Lauren Daigle) sits down to talk you through bass tone for worship and how you can use direct boxes and pedals to get that perfect sound.

He goes through finding the perfect DI box for you and your church, and then walks you through his personal pedal board that he’s used for years on the road and in the studio with Elevation Worship. Watch now!

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Click the link above to get instant access to part 2 of this video where David goes even deeper and talks through pedals, as well as his personal bass pedal board and why he has it set up the way he does.

Direct boxes mentioned in the video:

  • RADIAL PRO-DI
  • TECH 21 SANSAMP BASS DRIVER
  • AGUILAR TONE HAMMER
  • NOBLE PREAMP DI

The example song used in the video is Overcome by Elevation worship. You can get the full tutorial for this song and hundreds more at WorshipOnline.com. Start a free trial today!

What is your current bass guitar setup? What pedals and/or direct boxes are you using and why? We’d love to know! Let us know in the comments below!

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