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Old 11-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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Ministry Bass Overdrive/Distortion

Anyone have any idea of what overdrives and distortion Paul Barker used in Ministry? Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:48 PM
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Love ministry! Actually really curious about this too. I think he uses a B:Assmaster, but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:50 PM
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Paul Barker has his own company called Malekko Heavy Industries...He gave me a b:ASSMASTER and that is THE sound
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Paul Barker has his own company called Malekko Heavy Industries...He gave me a b:ASSMASTER and that is THE sound
Josh and Paul perfected it. I was about to say the same thing.
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Paul is an awesome guy, incredible player, and their products are amazing!
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And furthermore, it's still not Ministry without him!
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Paul is an awesome guy, incredible player, and their products are amazing!
I concur. My wife loathes the music of Ministry, yet even she adores Paul! I think he'd be a whole lot cooler if he'd sell me one of those EB-750's, though.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:36 AM
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Hah! I think those play kinda clumsy, but obviously they work great for Paul. I personally, love Ministry, but you'd never guess it from what I do for a living...Paul seems to like my band and that makes me happy
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Hah! I think those play kinda clumsy, but obviously they work great for Paul. I personally, love Ministry, but you'd never guess it from what I do for a living...Paul seems to like my band and that makes me happy
Paul's not alone in that.

As for the EB's, I'm a sucker for hollowbodies and I love the way those look.
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Paul Barker has his own company called Malekko Heavy Industries...He gave me a b:ASSMASTER and that is THE sound
I thought I knew that but didn't want to be wrong.

Must get one now.
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Yea, I'm not sure if I've ever heard a B:Assmaster on any Ministry album. Didn't he design that pedal after this then career with Ministry?

I'm listening to albums: Animositisomina, Filth Pig, Houses of the Mole, Dark Side of the Spoon..
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Yea, I'm not sure if I've ever heard a B:Assmaster on any Ministry album. Didn't he design that pedal after this then career with Ministry?

I'm listening to albums: Animositisomina, Filth Pig, Houses of the Mole, Dark Side of the Spoon..
The pedal is an exact replica of Paul's beloved Maestro Brassmaster aka the distortion you hear on Filth Pig, DSOTS, etc. Josh Holley, for the record, is the actual designer. Paul is half owner of the company, though.
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"malekko is a new boutique company founded by good friends josh holley (noteable musician and synth enthusiast) and paul barker (professional studio musician and former bassist / song writer of ministry).

paul barker has relied on the maestro brassmaster for years to give his bass a unique sound not found anywhere else. using his trusted brassmaster as reference, josh and paul have worked hard so that the malekko b:assmaster sounds exactly like the original.

the malekko b:assmaster also includes a number of much needed modern updates : "pop-less" true bypass, uniquely recessed led, smaller sturdy alluminum enclosure, top of the line components, and virtually indestructable lexan graphics."

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get a B:Assmaster! you won't be disappointed...
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Wouldn't you know it...the time of year that I'm broke, I find out Barker's selling a bunch of old gear.
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Wouldn't you know it...the time of year that I'm broke, I find out Barker's selling a bunch of old gear.
Ebay?

Time to google!
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Since I apparently missed an announcement on facebook, I'll let a hint of a cat out of a bag. If you've been disappointed with Ministry's direction, be prepared for an album that will be dropping in March or April...it's a great one!
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I feel really silly now for not realizing the connection between Barker and the B:Assmaster.
Is the Brassmaster the fuzz that's at the beginning of Lava on Filthpig? That sound has been imprinted into my sonic memory since High School.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:32 PM
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Yep, that's the sound
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