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Bass players with dark overdriven tone ala Geezer Butler

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shoulderpet, Jan 12, 2017.


  1. shoulderpet

    shoulderpet

    Sep 24, 2015
    Hi all

    Having recently got into overdrive and the bass playing of the great Geezer Butler i was wondering which bass players had a similar ish tone , that kind of dark overdriven tone that you don't hear on many if any albums today , suggestions ?
     
  2. consectaneus

    consectaneus

    Sep 23, 2016
    That tubey, overdriven sound was popular with a lot of 60s bands. I don't know if it was out of choice, or just the limitations of bass amplification, but I'm thinking the blues rock trios Felix Pappalardi (Mountain) and Jack Bruce (Cream). Allen Woody (Gov't Mule) consciously tried to revive that sound in the 90s. I dig it. It thickens the sound in a trio.

    BTW, all those favored Gibsons with big neck humbuckers.
     

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