Greg Christian (Testament)
I haven't found many threads in search about this guy, probably because Testament wasn't as big as the Big Four of Thrash, but man oh man is he a beast. Not only are Testament's albums quite well produced to let the bass be heard, but he also has a nice round bass tone that doesn't cut through so much as it slips right through. Testament might be the best example of how to produce metal to let bass and guitar have their sonic space.
On top of it all...he's got some serious chops. Fingerstyle chops at that. Not judging pickers, but it's certainly unusual in 80s thrash metal to be a plucker if your name isn't Frank Bello or Cliff Burton.
Some examples of Greg's prowess:
Trial by Fire
Practice What you Preach
And anything else off these albums.
I've heard varying things on how to get his bass tone. I know JimmyM has claimed the SVT capable of nailing it, but I'll reopen the discussion. I've seen pictures of him using Jazz Basses and pictures of him using a MM Bongo, and both are probably capable of creating that great tone. Strings are apparently DR Black Beauties.
Love Testament, probably my favorite thrash band. BTW - they've got a new live album coming out on the 29th and I'm really looking forward to it.
For your viewing pleasure:
Loved Testament back in the day, going to find my CDs and rip them! Good stuff and will watch for the live album
Live album? They have a couple already. Or is there a new one in the works?
New one called 'The Dark Roots of Thrash'. Hoglan!
The new live album will also have a DVD of the show. Looks like it will kick some serious ass!
TESTAMENT is the BEST Thrash band ever to take to a stage.
CHeck out Greg here, he's playing a stock off the rack JS3 Jackson bass, I hear from someone who knows him that he really likes it.
I think I like his funky little intro on "souls of black" the best.
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