Christian Olde Wolbers (FEar Factory)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Candiria, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Candiria

    Candiria Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Pompano Beach Florida
    What kinda bass does he play?
  2. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz Guest

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    I believe it's a Fender.
  3. Fender Custom Shop Precision/Jazz hybrids 4 and 5 stringers. Last I read where he discussed what he was spec'ing on them these days, the extra thick bodies and extra big headstocks stood out in my mind. Some are really thick with just a single Bill Lawrence pup and a volume control like so many of the nu metal guitarists are playing.

    Wouldn't want to see them get confused by 2 pups and three controls. :D
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Hey! I are smart! S-M-R...I mean S-M-A-R-T!

  5. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I saw a pic of him playing a Fender Jazz (???) 5 strings....... or it was Precision 5???? sorry don´t remember
  6. Shoot, Brendan, I saw that Pushic you spec'd. A guy would need 4 years of Vo-Tech to figure out the switches on that thang!
  7. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    yeah its a fender custom, its really cool lookin, i heard he went to G.I.T.

    btw theyre not nu metal.
  8. I didn't say they were Nakoa. I compared his basses to nu metal guitarists' guitars.

    Nonetheless, I agree with Bass Player - "....Olde Wolbers, suddenly being on the road with and up and coming nu metal band....". Come to think of it, I've seen their guitarist using a one-pickup, one-knob, wonder slamming out detuned barre chords with a "vocalist" who sounds like he's getting a jalapeno enema......sure seems nu metal to me.

    Anyway, what does it really matter, except to the band and their label???
  9. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.

    i get ya:)

    That new cd, sounds, kinda iffy to me. you do have a point though. sorry!!

  10. Haven't heard it yet. That could put a whole new spin on whatever genre they get thrown into. Hell, did Fieldy ever put out his hip-hop CD this past summer?
  11. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    fieldy does hip hop now?
  12. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Fieldy makes music?

    Sorry! :D:D:D
  13. He was supposed to have a hip-hop release in July. This wasn't some rumor, others had read it besides myself. In fact, there was a thread last spring about it, (funny as all get out, too).

    Kind of a shame, (in a perverse sort of way), he would put down the bass, too. No matter whether how you feel about his playing, there's going to be a lot of bassists in the future who are going to say he was one of their influences. I've seen lots of young guys on TB starting threads asking "how does he get that clicking sound?"

    Developing a pedal that makes your bass sound like a cricket may be highly profitable!
  14. Dude

    Dude Guest Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Christian plays 5 different Fender Custom Shop basses plus a custom made black 5 string upright. I had an opportunity to spend a day with him last December both at the FF rehearsal studio and Christian's home in LA. He's really a cool dude and a great player. Here's a link to a Photopoint gallery which shows all of his gear: