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Doug Pennick of King's X distortion...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Matt Till, Aug 31, 2004.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    is exactly the distortion sound I want... details?
     
  2. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    he biamps and uses a guitar amp for the distorted part. also 8 and 12-string basses
     
  3. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    yeah his 8 and 12 strings sound like he is playing a mean harpsicord especially in that "Over my head" guitar solo
     
  4. I believe the technical term is "Fiznat". Beermonkey can certainly explain better than I. ;)
     
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    yeah his signal chain is very complicated - there are a couple of spotlights on that in back issues of bass player mag
     
  6. jonathanl

    jonathanl

    Jan 12, 2003
    Orinda, CA
    You can find a picture of his rig here: Doug's Rig

    Although I recently read they (both Doug and Ty) started endorising Randall amps, so his rig might be a little different now.

    Hope this helps.

    --Jonathan
     
  7. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    You can also get an approximation of his sound by using a SansAmp Bass Driver DI or RBI... :bassist: