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Has anyone heard from Chris (Mad Subwoofer)???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tecx, Oct 7, 2004.


  1. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    So has anyone heard from him?.. I havn't seen him online in months, and he hasn't responded to my e-mails...

    Alex
     
  2. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Something will occasionally remind me of him and I wonder where he is. Hmmm...

    brad cook
     
  3. I mailed him something almost a year ago, but I haven't seen any posts from him since shortly after that.

    Mike :confused:
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    did you mail him anthrax?



    :bag:
     
  5. The only two letters that come to mind right now are:

    Y, U !!! :p

    Mike :D
     
  6. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I am worried... Chris and I are pretty good pals, and I havn't heard from him either... :(

    Alex
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Could you find him through his band? Pacific Frontal System, or something like that? I remeber thinking he was quite good, but I sort of lost track of his music.
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I thought it was called Live Dub Transmissions...either I'm wrong or Bliss has been watching The Weather Channel too much.

    brad cook
     
  9. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Pacific Frontal System is the name...

     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Oh ok...my bad... I have no idea where I got Live Dub Transmissions.

    brad cook
     
  11. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    That is the header or discription chris gave of it...

     
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I do watch "storm stories" every once in a while. -Just watched one on a hurricane that hit Galveston. City officials tried to bury the dead at sea and they kept washing ashore as they were not weighted correctly.
     
  14. I apologize for resurrecting an old thread, but a recent picture of a DOD FX25 on TB started me thinking about Mad Subwoofer. His posts here turned me on to that box, as well as a numerous other dub-related things. After a quick Yahoo search I found this:

    http://www.myspace.com/dubtet

    The description mentions Pacific Frontal System and the death of bassist Chris Buck in 2004. Sad sad sad.
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's too bad. RIP, dude.:(
     
  16. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Oh man. What a bummer. That's some cool stuff on that dubtet page too. :(
     
  17. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    That IS a bummer man. :( I just thought of Mad Sub just two days ago and again wondered what ever became of him. I wonder how it happened...

    bc
     
  18. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I obviously joined after his passing but like pretty much everyone else here I had no idea.

    But I read quite a number of his posts on effects and found links to his music which I really dug. I actually hoped he would start posting again.

    R.I.P. man.
     
  19. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    Canada.
    Wondering if he'd ever gotten 'round to posting again, I was looking him up just a couple weeks ago which is when I subscribed to this thread in case any news would come forth. Be careful what you wish for?

    Thanks for the info. R.I.P.
     
  20. T Bassman

    T Bassman tysonmaiko.com Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Vulcan, AB, Canada
    Wow I just found this thread. Chris was a very close friend of mine back in the early 2000's. Really innovative and inspired player, and a wonderful human in every way.
    Just to clear the air as far as what happened to Chris, heres a brief synopsis of what happened. Its been years now, so forgive me if all the details arent all crystal clear, but this is as best I recall how things went down.

    When I first met Chris in the mid 90's, he was an entrepreneur involved in a very successful business, and lived a pretty squeaky clean life apart from a perchance for great craft beer (way ahead of his time, his fave was the Pike Place Mrkt IPA from Seattle) and high end Tequilas.

    Somewhere along the line he began experimenting with some hard drugs, and kinda dissapeared from the scene and from many friends for a while (we were living in different cities at this point, so I wasnt really hanging with him like I did when we were buds in the same town, and had no idea. Many didnt). After a while a got a call out of the blue from him, FROM REHAB!

    It was wild, he explained the rollercoaster he had been on with the substance abuse and isolation, and that he had almost completed his stint there and was excited to get out, reconnect, and get his life back on track. I was so stoked for him, offered any support and we made plans hang out as soon as he was out. Within a week or two of discharging from the Treatment Centre, Chris had made the choice to experiment with some substances again, no doubt feeling more confident, healthy and in control again. A day later I got the call that Chris had passed away do to an overdose.

    I hope its not out of line telling this story, and I mean only to create closure for anyone else who was close with him. I certainly mean no disrespect, and dont mean to bring up tragic events without consideration. His death was a real tough one for many in the Victoria BC music scene. It was definitely a cautionary tale for me, and changed my life forever. I still think of him every time I spin any Funkadelic or Jah Wobble stuff. He was an absolute bass monster and master of all things 'pedal' related. Juan Alderete would have loved this guy......RIP Chris( Mad Subwoofer)