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Old 01-07-2014, 07:57 PM
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Bass whammy

So with the recent digitech bass whammy re-issue news floating around I began to think to myself how much use did the original get? Im a "tool fan-boy" as some would call it and you know what? Im proud of that and ill wear it as such. BUT! Justin chancellor is the only bassist ive heard make good use of it...sooooo im starting this thread to ask all you knowledgeable effects aficionados to list any and all songs on here that make use of the *bass* whammy!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:33 PM
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Kings Of Leon had a song on a recent album with a Whammy pedal, but I don't know if it was a Bass Whammy. Wish I could remember the name of it, but it a really cool riff. Me personally, I call the Whammy my favorite pedal that I could never find a use for
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:46 PM
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Didn't Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine use one on some songs? Calm Like A Bomb comes to mind although I'm not certain it's a Bass Whammy
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Kings Of Leon had a song on a recent album with a Whammy pedal, but I don't know if it was a Bass Whammy. Wish I could remember the name of it, but it a really cool riff. Me personally, I call the Whammy my favorite pedal that I could never find a use for
Whats the Matter Jimmy couldn't find a place to use a fifth up/sixth up harmony? or Fifth up/Octave up or down harmony?

Maybe you should be playing Stoner/Psychedelic stuff like some people on this board...lol
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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Kings Of Leon had a song on a recent album with a Whammy pedal, but I don't know if it was a Bass Whammy. Wish I could remember the name of it, but it a really cool riff. Me personally, I call the Whammy my favorite pedal that I could never find a use for
Good example. The song is "Closer". Cool track and great bass line. I believe he uses a Boss multi (ME-50B I think) for the pitch shifting but it's the same effect as a whammy.

John Paul Jones uses a whammy type effect here:
http://youtu.be/sGHWxLruLvA

Bootsy used a whammy with Praxis and Brian Cook uses his a bunch on the These Arms Are Snakes albums.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:52 PM
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Didn't Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine use one on some songs? Calm Like A Bomb comes to mind although I'm not certain it's a Bass Whammy
Calm Like A Bomb has whammy on the guitar. The bass effects are overdrive and Wah.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:06 PM
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Whats the Matter Jimmy couldn't find a place to use a fifth up/sixth up harmony? or Fifth up/Octave up or down harmony?

Maybe you should be playing Stoner/Psychedelic stuff like some people on this board...lol
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Anything Doug Wimbish has ever done. Check out this vid around 2:30 and on.

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John paul jones. Wow that was incredible.

I cant believe I forgot about closer. I remember first hearing it and saying to myself "bass whammy!" And then I heard the bass line come in and thought it had to be a sample or plugin. Turns out how does play it and loops it....I think. Still I cant believe more songs arent out there with it. I guess you described it pretty well Jimmy.
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I don't think there are a lot of examples of it being used which is probably why Digitech discontinued it in the first place. I bought mine brand new when they first came out but I think "mainstream" bass players hadn't embraced the use of too many effects at that point.
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Maybe you should be playing Stoner/Psychedelic stuff like some people on this board...lol

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Old 01-08-2014, 07:44 AM
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Look up the band Lightning Bolt. Brian Gibson played his Bass Whammy throughout almost every single song, although I believe he switched over to one of the Red regular whammy's a couple years ago.
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Good example. The song is "Closer". Cool track and great bass line. I believe he uses a Boss multi (ME-50B I think) for the pitch shifting but it's the same effect as a whammy.

John Paul Jones uses a whammy type effect here:
http://youtu.be/sGHWxLruLvA

Bootsy used a whammy with Praxis and Brian Cook uses his a bunch on the These Arms Are Snakes albums.
Isn't "Closer" the one where the bass just does the high whammy part and the synth takes the bass line? I could swear that's what I saw on some late night show.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:18 AM
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Isn't "Closer" the one where the bass just does the high whammy part and the synth takes the bass line? I could swear that's what I saw on some late night show.
Makes sense that they might play it that way live. On album version it sounds like a bass recorded both parts.
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Makes sense that they might play it that way live. On album version it sounds like a bass recorded both parts.
I've never heard the album version. I'll have to check out out. I think that the way they get that wailing guitar sound is the coolest part about that song. Yelling into a hollow body. Neat.
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I saw Lightning Bolt live and the bass player killed it with a wah. If I remember correctly, it was the Boss V-wah. Not sure what settings he used. I use a 105q for brief moments in two songs. If there is a will there is a way.
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I saw Lightning Bolt live and the bass player killed it with a wah. If I remember correctly, it was the Boss V-wah. Not sure what settings he used. I use a 105q for brief moments in two songs. If there is a will there is a way.
We are talking about Whammy. He does in fact rock though.
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