Metal bands with a overdriven, pickstyle bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by NeverIsNow, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. NeverIsNow


    Jun 25, 2013
    Title says it all, through me some names if you know any so I can look them up
  2. anechoic


    Oct 31, 2005
    Shirley, MA
    What's considered "metal" these days? I'd throw Motorhead and Type O Negative out there, who don't sound even remotely similar.
  3. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Do you want overdrive only or any kind of distortion? Almost all metal bass player use some type of distortion, just listen to any band really.
  4. thrasher666


    May 22, 2011
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  6. Fear Factory, At The Gates, The Haunted, just tons of them out there. I never paid much attention to pick/fingerstyle in the bands I like. If it's good, it's good!
  7. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    August Burns Red
    Norma Jean

    I have no idea if they use a pick or not they're just really really good.
  9. NeverIsNow


    Jun 25, 2013
    Any kind of distortion
  10. NeverIsNow


    Jun 25, 2013
    I thought Dustin uses a clean tone that's really treble, I could be wrong though
  11. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
  12. NeverIsNow


    Jun 25, 2013
    Death-metal, Nu metal, core-genres and everything in between
  13. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Does Big Business count?
  14. Harris's isn't that clean if you listen to the solo'd tracks.

    But I digress.

    Pick players in metal who use an overdriven tone...

    Lemmy of Motorhead, to start with.
    Peter Steele of Type O Negative
    Ron from Bongripper
    Dave Edwardson from Neurosis uses both fingers and pick.
    Sharlee D'Angelo of Arch Enemy
    Jason Newsted, of course
    Grutle from Enslaved
    Ted from Amon Amarth
    Tom Araya from Slayer

    The list goes on.
  15. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    Timi Hansen of Mercyful Fate/King Diamond
    Jon Leon of White Wizzard
  16. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Church of Misery. Tatsu Mikami has a FANTASTIC tone.
  17. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Two thumbs up for Big Business and Church of Misery. Two of my favorite bassists right now in the heavy music genres.
  18. Metal (grunge metal?)

    The Ruby Doe

    Not classic metal, but heavy, riffy, rip yer face off grungey stuff. Great pick tones on some of their stuff!
  19. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
  20. billgoodwin


    Mar 28, 2011
    the master - Jean-Yves '"Blacky" Theriault of VOIVOD and his infamous 5-string Liberatore blower bass...nothing compare's.