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Sunn O)))

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by necropain, Nov 29, 2012.


  1. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    I am refering to the band Sunn O))) not the amps.

    im a fan of Sunn o))) and i think their sound is awesome anyone know how i would go about getting such a deep dark distorted fuzzed out sound?
     
  2. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
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  4. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    There are some effects listed there but I think they are more for the vocals and maybe to add a bit of atmosphere. Overall they achieve there sound from detuning, tube amps, and a lot of speakers.
     
  5. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    i just wanna know how to make my bass sound like that
     
  6. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    you right joevictim you do experience it
     
  7. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    I just listened to several of their songs on YouTube and I don't get it. Sure the tone is righteous, but there is nothing to their music. Just strumming through some chords and all the songs sounded pretty much the same to me. Very little variation. I can't believe this group is getting "critical acclaim" in the press.
     
  8. EvilJekyll

    EvilJekyll

    Dec 23, 2011
    NJ
    +1
     
  9. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Pittsburgh
    Someone likes music that you don't. More breaking news at 11.

    For stoner and doom tone advice, you'll get a bigger response in this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f28/stoner-doom-bassists-thread-part-37-ancient-alien-fuzz-936354/
     
  10. Kilometers

    Kilometers

    Nov 7, 2012
    Sunn O))) is a band you definitely have to spend a lot of time with to appreciate. That said I understand why someone wouldn't be a fan.

    OP, get an ebow and enjoy literally infinite constant sustain on those droney thick notes.
     
  11. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp

    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Where's that Boramir meme!?!? "One does not simply listen to Sunn O)))!" Lol
     
  12. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp

    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    You can start with some sort of muff-styled fuzz but you're gonna be lacking a big part of what makes up their sound (multiple, cranked up tube amps).
     
  13. Absolutely mindblowing band. HUUUUGE fan of them, as far as getting that tone? No idea, I think thats part of what makes Sun o))) such a great band. They are shrouded in mystery both tonally as well as musically. Like posters above me, you experience them.
     
  14. Gabeja15

    Gabeja15 Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    Brooklyn, New York
  15. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    so heres the thing im not trying to sound exaclty like Sunn o))) what im trying to do is get a similar type of sound.
    so i wonder do you guys think octave down+fuzz=basic of that sound then add things such as dark reverb and a little delay probably some really slow wah?
     
  16. MRDOOM

    MRDOOM

    Jul 16, 2009
    California
    Sunn o))).jpg
    A better idea of what their setup looks like
     
  17. You're not going to sound like Sunn. You don't have a robe.
     
  18. falconspatriots

    falconspatriots Oh Word Supporting Member

    May 3, 2011
    connecticut
    +1
     
  19. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    1. i do have a robe

    2. how is it that i post a thread basically wondering what fuzz would be good for this and also wondering if i would need and octaver or something to get a sound thats hellah thick and hella fuzzed out and hella low that is similar to sunn and yet i just get a "you need to really get into sunn" "you dont have a robe" "you need a thousand amps to sound like them"(exageration i know) 1 none of you know what amps i have and that didnt answer anythings

    honestly way to not answer a question guys
     
  20. mc_muench

    mc_muench

    Sep 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI



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