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Famous Big Muff bass lines

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bigchiefbc, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Guys, what would you say are the most famous/iconic bass lines that used some variant of the Big Muff?

    I know Cliff Burton used one for Anesthesia, the solo in Orion, the intro to For Whom the Bell Tolls, etc.

    As for Muse, what tracks are thought to be just Big Muff (i.e., no synth)?

    Also, I know that Robert Sledge used one in a bunch of the BFF songs (One Angry Dwarf, Battle of Who Could Care Less, etc etc)
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Well, you already mentioned Robert Sledge, but personally I think the song that best shows him using his Big Muff is Army.
  3. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Lots of Dirk Lance lines have Muff all over 'em. "Morning View" in particular, even though didn't totally love the songwriting as much.
  4. Mr_Pleb_Mgoo


    Apr 20, 2010
    Hysteria sounds like it's got no synth to it.
  5. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Two more muffy Sledge jams: Kate and Song for the Dumped, which features the sound of his bass coming unplugged.
  6. Yeah, I forgot about Army. Good call.
  7. kaputsport talked to Chris himself, who verified that Hysteria has the Deep Impact blended with the Muff.
  8. rr5025


    Nov 12, 2008
    Supermassive Black hole might be just muff, same with Citizen Erased. I also think Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want might be just muff. Those are off the top of my head I'm not really familiar with the other guy though.
  9. Thanks, I'll give those a listen.

    By the way, I'm not just looking for those three guys. I was just saying I already know that those three used Muffs. I would love to hear about more guys that I didn't even know used a muff, or that I just forgot.
  10. xray


    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
  11. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
  12. pandaman37

    pandaman37 Banned

    Sep 17, 2009
    Clovis, CA
    wolfmother has no bassist, i thought.
  13. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    They do. It's currently Ian Peres.
  14. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    Citizen Erased is more than a Muff... I think Deep Impact into Muff...

    Back then, they didn't play to backing tracks, or have a keys guy (Morgan).

    United States Of Eurasia is muff...

    Same with New Born...
  15. im not sure about the new wolf mother bassist but the old one (chris ross) used an NYC muff and an english muffin
  16. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    if an english muff'n counts then the dude from the raconteurs uses one .
    Mark Stuermer (sp?) uses one with the killers, or at least used to!
  17. hall1k


    Jun 14, 2009
    The dude from the Raconteurs is Jack Lawrence iirc. Not trying to be smart, just thought I'd save everyone a google.
  18. JacobE


    Jul 19, 2008
    they do in the original line up the the bassist swaped between keys and bass,

    i think its the same set up now with the new line up to
  19. Mr_Pleb_Mgoo


    Apr 20, 2010
    That would explain why I had so much trouble getting the tone right then, could never get the low-end tight enough with the muff distortion!
  20. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Exit Music (for a film) by Radiohead. I believe the bass fuzz is a muff -- awesome bass line.

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