Hats Made Of Veal and That New Car Scent

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. by the Abominable Iron Sloth

    What is going on on that bass? Either it's a second guitar or he's using a really-overdriven tube amp.

    Whatever it is, I like it.
  2. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    That is...that is just terrible.
  3. Or even abominable. :meh:

    I can't even distinguish the bass. As with most music of that particular ilk, it's a wave of guitars, screams, drums and low frequencies.
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Ears... bleeding...
  5. BlackMetalAkaz


    Jun 18, 2009
    Wow, I cant help you out but this is a great band. Thanks for showing.

    ...and come on, can't you guys dig anything that's not a standard, clean, warm bass tone? I guess its just a difference of musical preference.
  6. Yes, I can. What I find exceedingly difficult to dig someone screaming their lungs out at me, and a complete lack of mids or clarity from the bass. They say the bass is supposed blend in with the mix, but not to the point that you couldn't pick it out if you tried. Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having a bass player?
  7. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    I love my fuzz bass tones as much as the next guy. I mean heck, I've tried out over 15 fuzz pedals this year (half of them Devi Ever, so there's some extreme stuff there)

    That music just sounds horrid to my ears.
  8. ProCo RAT.

    I have never heard this band before this moment, but from the first notes I can almost assure you it is a RAT of some sort.
  9. I can clearly hear every note the bass hits. I can make out his tone, even.
  10. You have a unique gift. One, apparently, that this group counts on people to share widely.
  11. Not really my preference either, but you can hear the bass. Its the oomph. He is basically playing the same thing as the guitarist/s?. The tone just sounds overdriven. Tubes would get you there IMO.
  12. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    LOL LOL ROFLMAO....now now don't be shy, tell us what you really think..ROFLOL
    my nephew likes this style and I was about to tell my brother, man that's not music...but I thought better because when we (my bro and I) were learning back in the 60's our parents probably thought the same thing about our playing and musical tastes
    ...on with the motley
  13. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    You dudes are nuts, the bass is huge in that mix, even on craptop speakers.

    Could be a RAT. Doesn't sound like tube amp overdrive to me. But I'm just guessing.
  14. I listened again, and I would have to agree. Im taking back my tube comment. Its a bit more gnarly, for sure.

    I would also agree that there is an absolute wall of bass in the track!
  15. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    You know, just because you don't like it, doesn't mean you need to knock it. Especially since the OP didn't ask for your opinion on the music, only what the bass tone might be.

    As for the bass tone, cranked tube amp definitely.:bassist:
  16. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I <3 bands that <3 the Melvins.

    I guess the question is does the bassist always have the same tone? If so, this vid might yield something helpful. If that's the case, +1 to tube amp.
  17. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    +1 to all 'o this, that bass is huge and easy to hear, fuzz pedal through a cranked tube amp would be my first shot, were I to aim for it.
  18. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Three things:

    I could make out the bass fine. It's detuned and distorted, but massive. Sure, it is locked in with the kick and often doubles the guitar but it's absolutely there and distinguishable. Contrast that with the majority of 80's metal (including Cliff Burton) where the bass is mixed out entirely.

    2nd - I do agree with Joe. If someone posts a clip looking for how to achieve a tone I don't think they really need to be hammered for their musical tastes. Personally I dug the music - cool doom stuff. The vocals aren't at all my thing but I would have never mentioned that if the thread hadn't unfolded as it did.

    Finally, I agree with nad. That doesn't sound like tube overdrive/distortion to me either. It might be a tube amp, but there's some added dirt there.
  19. So now that there are people who agree that the bass is clearly audible, I would ask that they compare the tone they hear in these...

    (harder to discern tone, but you might get it)

    All examples of RATs in use. I'm quite sure the original poster's fit featured a RAT, or a similar distortion/fuzz.
  20. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    It sounds like mixer distortion to me. Probably the way they obtained it.
    I used to get this kind of tone live for drone rock with a crate B100 pushed way over the limits.
    Oh, the most revered Wooly Mammoth produced just this kind of tone. Yet people seem to enjoy it.