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Doug Wimbish Effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by giant-robot, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. giant-robot


    Oct 12, 2009
    At 59 seconds on this video, Wimbish has a tone I've never heard a bass handle. There's a list of his pedals on his website but I can't figure out what pedals he's using to get it. The rest of his tones I can piece together, but I want the electric guitar tone he plays at 59 seconds - 1min 28 seconds


  2. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I'd say Digitech Whammy for starters. Some sort of delay and a lot of distortion too.
  3. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Don't forget that he's also working the tuning peg.
  4. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Best guess: Whammy + Sansamp GT-2 + Delay.
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, Whammy, medium distortion and delay.
  6. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow

    working the tuning peg?

    i think it's more like boink. the tuning peg.
  7. +1 to Pitch shift up 2 octaves, distortion, delay
  8. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    Sounds like a chorus at points as well.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    The key to how Doug is getting that tone is the false harmonics that he's using with the Digitech Whammy +1 to Pitch shift up 2 octaves, and subtle distortion.
  10. Gojiras_Hejira


    Feb 9, 2010
    at 1:37 he picks up a little jar of Jam. He always has it on his pedal board.
  11. xLowEndx


    Feb 3, 2008
    Mesa, AZ
    tryin to bring this back..

    I don't have those pedals but still looking at getting one that will give me that cool guitar sound. Are they out there? He seems to only hit 1 pedal.

    Btw, he is definitely not using false harmonics.....
  12. kugelspot


    Jun 8, 2009
    I'm pretty sure that's a Digitech Whammy (IIRC the guitar version)

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    He is indeed using false harmonics during portions of the performance in that clip. And he's also incorporating the use of more than one pedal.
  14. Man, I forgot how much I like Doug.IIRC, he was very much into using guitar effects pedals, since the bass ones were a little too subtle for him.
  15. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    You can get a similar effect with the Line 6 M9/M13. Lots of fun.
  16. judgex


    Feb 25, 2008

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