Alex Webster's tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Jeff2287, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Jeff2287


    May 4, 2002
    How exactly does Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse get the bass tone that he does? Listen to "Crushing the Despised" from Gallery Of Suicide and you'll know what I mean.
  2. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    I'll ask him next time he's in the shop....

    ...Alex is a real nice guy, by the way.
  3. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Alex's tone is a combination of 3 things:

    1) his technique/attack

    2) Ampeg

    3) Modulus

    I love the bass part on 'mutation of the cadaver'...I like that staccato part he plays in the main rhythm.
  4. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Shut up!!! You keep rubbing it in and im not buying you sushi. :D
  5. i've talked to Alex when we were blazin a doobie before they went on in LA, he told he puts the bridge pup on and fingers really close to the neck, and i pushs low mids and bass on the eq to get the tone he does.
  6. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars



  7. he puts the bridge pup on? You mean the pick up right?
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Although these days he is using a Spector in the studio.
  9. Elrend


    Feb 24, 2008
    mid scoop
    bash bass
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    This isn't Fieldy we are talking about, this man is actually very talented. Even if you don't like their music, saying he just bashes his bass?! Give me a break. :rollno:

    It's been posted a bunch, but

    There you go, you can ignore the vocalist. Please, post a video of you playing along to that... you know, just bashing your bass.
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Alex Webster interview:

    Some gear talk.
  12. I saw that interview, but, he never really talks about how to get his tone. His tone in Blotted science is totally different from his tone in CC
  13. It's a combination of his attack, tube amps, and active pickups. Here is a picture of his amp for the KILL sessions. It should give you an idea of what he is doing to certain frequencies.
  14. EviscerateNick


    May 9, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: THC GOLD
    the dvd that comes with evisceration plague shows a great close up of the settings he has for his svt4. i asked him a few days ago about his tone and he said that he is actually playing SWR instead of ampeg now. he thinks they sound better than the newer ampeg stuff.
  15. ManOnStreet


    Oct 29, 2006
    wow, i've never heard that Alex play SWR instead of Ampeg, very exciting news
  16. His pickups are made from shredded human scraps :bag:

  17. zao144


    Jul 6, 2008
    Lodi, New Jersey
    I know that on the last few albums he has used a Spector Euro 5, Ampeg svt 4 pro, Ampeg 8x10 cab. I only think he used the Modulus bass on earlier albums. And just attacking the strings. No soft plucking going on there. Alex is just an amazing bass player. I got my three finger technique down from watching watching him live and on the bonus dvd's.
  18. bassike


    Apr 24, 2008
    I was taking a look of the SWR site and I noticed that they have Alex in the artists list.

    Does anybody know since when he started playing SWR
  19. I once asked him and he wrote that his personal choice for sound is the Spector Euro. He widely uses the Quantum because it is an indestructible ultimate gigging machine
  20. \m/cliffB\m/


    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    sorry to revive a dead thread but im siging that