claypool's bass??

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


  1. bassguy187

    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!)


    http://www.ctbasses.com/

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

    Zowie!

    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:

    Blasphemer!
     
  9. bravotwozero

    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}
    :)