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Who has the most unique tone?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tupac, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Tupac

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    There's a cool idea for a thread. Who has the most unique tone you've heard? There aren't that many tones that haven't been done to death, but Tim Commorford's Evil Empire tone is pretty monstrous. Mostly because you cannot get it without lots of equipment and fiddling.
  2. Jaco Taco

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    Don't know if this makes it unique but John Wetton's tone live with King Crimson is the BIGGEST tone I've ever heard.
  3. vegas532

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    Paul Barker on Ministry's "Filth Pig" and "Dark Side of the Spoon".
  4. RhynoRock

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    I honestly feel that Chris Squire's tone from the legendary Yes album "Fragile" is pretty stand alone, tonewise. There's no mistaking Roundabout. It almost sounds like a clavinet, which freakin rules. And for those of whom that don't know what a clavinet sounds like, listen to Superstition by Stevie Wonder.
  5. micgtr71

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    I will agree with this. Also, Chris Squire's tone is unique.
  6. backup

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    bootsy collins
  7. Colonel_Claypoo

    Colonel_Claypoo Steve Harris nut

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    Steve Harris. Never heard anybody really nail his tone.
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    Steve Swallow and Carles Benavent both get pretty unique tones.
  9. lijazz

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    Geddy!!
    ...and Justin Chancellor.
  10. Mtnman

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    Les Claypool on this (especially in the intro):
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    entwistle, lesh, antony jackson, ray schulman..paul mcCartney, jaco..
    most great players have their own tone..
  12. 4dog

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    Id go with claypool as well,,alot of its in the way he plays
  13. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

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    I disagree. Paul Barker on 'Beers, Steers and Queers' and 'The Land Of Rape And Honey'

    :)
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  15. sok monkee

    sok monkee Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll say Billy Sheehan has his own tone!!!
  16. mycena

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    felix pappalardi and jack bruce for sure
  17. Jothabass

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    For me, Billy Sheenan has an unique tone... Im not into overdriven sound, but his tone its always awesome

    At the other side, Richard Bona and Will Lee has serious thunderous sound too!!!
  18. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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  19. Thomas Kievit

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    Steve Bailey and Les Claypool :)
  20. sven kalmar

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    most great pålayers have theur own tone. thats part of what it is to be great.

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