Mark Fain meets the YELLOW 500 TL
Bassist Mark Fain has toured and recorded with some of the world’s biggest names in country music. With an extensive background that also covers bluegrass, gospel, rock and jazz fusion, the Tennessee-based master musician and producer is constantly striving to achieve the best possible bass sound. Currently working on a bass record of his own, and keen to “get the best sound ever”, Mark recently explored Schertler’s YELLOW 500 TL preamp during the recording process.
“I did a little shootout between the Schertler TL and my Neve. I used my Telefunken U47 and Earthworks mics, and a vintage Western Electric ribbon mic. The Schertler (not just saying this) is the best mic pre I’ve ever heard on my double bass. The sound is HUGE, not bass heavy or bright, but big sounding and very clear. It seems to make my bass sit better in the mix too. I’m sure it will sound amazing on all acoustic instruments. I have a fiddle player coming over next week to overdub on a little project I’m producing and I can’t wait to hear it on him.”