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The best bass overdrive artist/band,album,song either or or all?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mastershake, May 20, 2011.

  1. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    I haven't seen a thread like this or at least in while so i decided post one. one of my faves is geddy lee from rush in their self titled album 'rush'. its not as over the top as his sound in later albums which i also think sounds good but i just feel that in that particular album his sound just seems to sit in mix well.
    whats your favorite?

    I moved this over from another forum
  2. My Top 3:
    Justin Chancellor of Tool
    Stu Brooks of Dub Trio (especiallly on the Another Sound Is Dying album)
    Ed Breckenridge of Thrice (Hoods on Peregrine esp.)
  3. Rob Deleo from STP...nasty, gnarly OD'd bass tones!
  4. ubercore


    Mar 10, 2009
    Providence, RI
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  6. Cohacq


    May 14, 2010
    Lemmy! Especially how it sounds live. Just listen to the Stage Fright gig... marvelous!
  7. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    Doug Pinnick of King's X. I've never heard a bigger, more over-the-top sound.
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  8. GOX42


    Sep 28, 2000
    rising sun indiana
    Billy Gould...king for a day fool for a lifetime album....it's is how overdriven bass should sound
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  9. AcidFripp


    Jul 12, 2010
    Jesse F. Keeler from DFA1979.
  10. NoiseNinja


    Feb 23, 2011
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Brian Cook - Russian Circles - Harper Lewis
    Ron - Bongripper - Snuff Film and Reefer Sutherland
    Nick Oliveri - Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
    Jesse F Keeler - Death From Above 1979 - Do It!
  12. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Ed Breckenridge - Thrice
    Nick Beard - Circa Survive
    Mel Schacher - GFR
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  13. kenstee


    Oct 9, 2009
    Not sure this qualifies, but listen to Jack Bruce on "Crossroads" on Cream's Wheels of Fire And then there is Live Cream Vol. 2. In fact, his bass on every track sounds on this one sounds amazing as well. I believe it is via a Marshall guitar amp full out not a separate OD per se. But, the overdriven sound is astounding.
  14. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire CD.
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  15. Robert DeLeo has a pretty badass sounding overdrive.
  16. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Claremont, CA.
    Eugene Goreshter's live sound with Autolux. It makes the studio tone sound positively docile.
  17. itsnottruerufus


    Apr 13, 2011

    I also really like Dave Monks from Tokyo Police Club tone, seems like just the right amount of overdrive, not too much, not too little
  18. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Nate Newton of Converge on Axe To Fall. BP magazine recommended the album purely because of the tone.
  19. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
  20. dblbass


    Mar 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Worker Gnome @ Carl Thompson Guitars. Former worker gnome @ Sadowsky guitars
  21. ZanaZulu807

    ZanaZulu807 Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    +100. I'm still trying to get that nasty, trebled punch Billy has. Even though I prefer my tone to have a huge, low, grumbling, punch that hugs the guitar's sound, Billy has this cutting overdrive stabs it right in the gut!

    Check it out in this cover of War Pigs:

    YouTube - ‪War Pigs Faith No More Live Brixton‬‏

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