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claypool's bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguy187, Jan 11, 2001.

  1. bassguy187


    Jun 27, 2000
    Nazo, PA
    hey guys do u know what les uses to get that twangy sound?
    i'd really like to know
    so i can find one,
    and buy it
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Les Claypool use Carl Thompson bass. Yes you can have one. It will cost you aroung 4000$ and it will take about 2 years before you get it. Unless you are lucky! ( you know who you are!)


  3. yes and make sure you go out to lunch a lot
  4. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Well, you can't buy Les's fingers.. that's what he really uses to get that twangy sound..
    I am the lucky one the others refer to, and I can tell you that when I play my Carl Thompson, I don't sound anything like Les Claypool.
    It's all in the hands, my friend.
    But.. if you can get a CT, by all means, do it! ;)
  5. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    Wish I weren't looking for a fretless 5, I would love that CT!
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Actually , If you hear him LIVE, he doesnt sound like the records...
    So I think its some kind of pre and post-recording effect added to his basslines.
  8. :eek:

  9. bravotwozero


    Jan 13, 2001
    I've only seen Primus twice but they sound better live as do most bands that don't add some kind of pre and post-recording effects...
    Bands that mess too much with their music in the studio usually sound ****e live, because they can't get the same sound on stage.

    btw this is not a flame =]
    Just my personal thoughts on the matter...
    {standard disclaimer}

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