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Metal bands with a overdriven, pickstyle bassist

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


  1. NeverIsNow

    NeverIsNow

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

    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.
     
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  4. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    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.
     
  5. thrasher666

    thrasher666

    May 22, 2011
     
  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

    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

    NeverIsNow

    Jun 25, 2013
    Any kind of distortion
     
  10. NeverIsNow

    NeverIsNow

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

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
     
  12. NeverIsNow

    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

    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

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    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
    Akimbo
    Sandrider

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

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
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  20. billgoodwin

    billgoodwin

    Mar 28, 2011
    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/
     



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