Ben Shepard tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lo-end, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I want to get a sound like Soundgarden's Ben Shepard on the album Badmotorfinger. Listen to the track Slaves and Bulldozers to get an idea of the sound. Anyone know what bass / amp he used? I think my SVT-II sounds kinda like his tone...
  2. Fender Precision with flatwounds.:)
  3. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Pbass with flats --> SVT (Usually)

    Also cut everything about about 500 a bit.
  4. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC

    He didn't use Ampeg. During "Badmotorfinger" he used Peavey like Chris and Kim. When they switched to Mesa so did Ben.

    Ben used Fender P-bassess with Dean Markley flats. He mostly played with his fingers and sometimes with a pic. Peavey amps/cabs and then later Mesa. He also used a Dunlop wah and Mesa V-twin overdrive (Superunknown and Down on the Upside). What overdrive he used on "Badmotorfinger" I don't know.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    He is one rockin bassist , he also played some Moserites as well.
  6. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    SNL performance. That was a sweet bass.