Alright, our local store doesn't have any Rats. It seems to be not that easy
to get a Vintage Rat in Germany. But at Thomann I can get the Rat2 and the
Turbo Rat (and the Solo and DeuceTone, but they're a bit pricey) - which one to pick?
And are you really sure the bass player of Scapegoat (the first example) is using a Rat?
Well, or that I could get a similiar sound with a Rat. If you compare it directly to the
mentioned songs of Young Widows, Lizard, Shaved Women, etc the Scapegoat-bass sound seems
just a bit more "brutal". Especially the Young Widows-bass seems to have a bit of a modern
touch (but anyway: great record, thanks for the tip!). Reminds me just a little of the sound
of newer distortion pedals (specifically designed for bass guitars).
The Scapegoat-bass has imo a slightly different character. More of an over-the-top overdrive
than distortion. Does that make any sense? Darnit. I really lack the vocabulary to explain that.
Ok, maybe I can put it like that: The Scapegoat bass sounds to me more like a much much more
harsh version (plus more lows) than CREEM's bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42XjvqvCXs
Maybe more "tubey"(?).
Or is the answer to that sound still the Rat?