Metal bands with a overdriven, pickstyle bassist

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


  1. NeverIsNow

    NeverIsNow

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

    anechoic

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    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

    thrasher666

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. kleinenenten

    kleinenenten

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Location:
    Florissant MO
    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

    Duckwater

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Location:
    USA, Washington
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    August Burns Red
    Norma Jean

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

    NeverIsNow

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Any kind of distortion
  10. NeverIsNow

    NeverIsNow

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

    JellinWellen

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Location:
    Houston Tx
  12. NeverIsNow

    NeverIsNow

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

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Media:
    1
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Does Big Business count?
  14. Sartori

    Sartori

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    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

    JellinWellen

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Location:
    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. Supporting Member

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

    AaronVonRock

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2013
    Location:
    Bangkok
    Two thumbs up for Big Business and Church of Misery. Two of my favorite bassists right now in the heavy music genres.
  18. BioWeapon

    BioWeapon

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  19. CrayZee_One

    CrayZee_One Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Queensland Australia
    Metal (grunge metal?)

    The Ruby Doe
    Akimbo
    Sandrider

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

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bethel CT
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
  21. billgoodwin

    billgoodwin

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Location:
    Roanoke,VA
    the master - Jean-Yves '"Blacky" Theriault of VOIVOD and his infamous 5-string Liberatore blower bass...nothing compare's.
    http://www.theriault.net/

Share This Page