Henry Bogdan of Helmet

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  1. bassfart

    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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    I NEED to know how Henry got his unbelievable bass tones on "Meantime", "Betty", and " Aftertaste". I've done google searches and have come up empty. Does anyone have any insight into this subject? I know he used G&L basses, but how did he record them?
  2. bassfart

    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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  3. Auspex

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    This thread makes me happy. Helmet is one of the biggest influences for my playing style.

    Would love to hear what he was doing.
  4. AdamR

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    From what I could fine he used G&L basses and SWR SM900s. He must have used a bass driver because SWRs and not an aggressive sounding amp
  5. 10cc

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    They can be aggressive if you push them hard enough. I don't know how they let that drummer continue on with that horrible snare.
  6. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    It was the "in sound" at that time.
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

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    I had a SM500 and hated it. Just way to clean sounding for aggressive music
  8. bassfart

    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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    When I saw them play live in '97 he was using SWR stuff. Those MFD pickups can drive any amp to overdrive.
  9. Auspex

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    Because it was John effing Stanier.

    He can do what he wants!!!!!!!
  10. JimmyM

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    SWR amps didn't sound bad at all when you cranked the gain hard IMHO.
  11. bassfart

    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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    What kind of unit do you think Henry used to drive his sound?
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