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Andrew Weiss and his sound

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by imlegend, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. imlegend


    Apr 14, 2010
    Anyone know what kind of setup/effects Andrew Weiss used in his Rollins Band days? Especially on End of Silence.
  2. imlegend


    Apr 14, 2010
    Gosh, such an underwhelming amount of info. Thanks a bunch.
  3. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    I thought he used some kind of Fender P, and a Hartke 4x10 with a Hartke head, and a distortion. Wish I could help more.


    Dec 21, 2007
    Cowtown, USA
    I remember ( both from an old Bass player mag & my own
    memory seeing both GONE and the ROLLINS BAND several
    times) that he had a GK RB800 w/ Hartke cabs. I also believe he used a ProCo Rat and something MXR-
    I remember a Yamaha BB, but forget if or what kind of Fender he might of used. (YouTube is a great tool for this kind of research!)

    Her's a picture of him w/ the Yamaha w/ GONE;


    And a ROLLINS BAND video-

  5. GK800RB Head with something else in his rack (maybe a guitar preamp for the distortion) Harke 4X10 Cabs, 90's pbass with the longer upper horn and rosewood fingerboard. A Fender Precision Plus I believe with a PJ pickup configuration. What type of pickups I don't know possibly stock. For sound effects...sounds like some type of envelope filter w/ a distortion pedal.

    I saw them @ LOLLA in 1991, they opened and NAILED IT very powerfull!!! I also saw them @ the ROXY around the same time, Steven Perkins and Chad Smith went up and did a little jamming. Steven played percussion, congas I believe and Chad played half of Sim Cain’s drums.

  6. bassness


    Jul 16, 2006
    Chicago area
    Tube Screamer or a Boss Heavy Metal II for the distortion. I'm not sure what he used for envelope or delay. I used to hang with him a bit when they came through on tour. Very cool guy.
  7. great199


    Oct 31, 2012
    I came looking for info on what gear he used to get his sound. I saw them a number of times in the late 80s early 90s. Tuned out after Melvin left, I guess Chris bailed too. Andrew had the most amazing dirty bass tone I have ever heard. I remember Flea copping a similar tone soon after Rollins Band got hot. I dont blame him though. I just looked at some video thinking he was using a straight P bass from memory. It does look to be a PJ with the jazz pickup removed. The neck pickups look to be mounted in some kind of black goo lol. He was bad ass,one of a kind and I miss that line up, and I want his tone for some things damn it. Here is the link to the video

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