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alkaline trio

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kaboom133, Apr 13, 2004.


  1. kaboom133

    kaboom133

    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    How does the bassist from the Alkaline Trio (Dan, I believe his name is) get that awesome sound. I'm talking about the sound in Goodbye Forever, Snake Oil Tanker, and especially Hell Yes. It sounds bassy, yet really growly and clanky. How does he do it?
     
  2. On David Letterman, the bassist was playing a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass and an Ampeg rig (SVT + fridge). I think the secret is the US vintage jazz pickups in the bass. I really really like those pickups.
     
  3. kaboom133

    kaboom133

    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    I've seen him use a Jazz in the newer stuff, I think he even has some sort of signature bass with some small company that's a jazz. I want to know about his earlier stuff, I think he played a P/J, but i don't know for sure. I'm just lost on how he gets that distinct sound. Oh, and those are great P/U's :)