Influential Effect Usage

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by insomniac2295, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Who influenced you to first really get into effects?

    The influence that pushed me over the edge into effectdom would be Colin DeKuiper, the first bassist from Russian Circles. Him and the guitarist, Mike Sullivan, had a huge impact on me effect-wise. I still use and borrow lots of tricks that they used which were so influential to me.

  2. Dick Tree

    Dick Tree

    May 26, 2011
    Normal, IL
    Cliff Burton... I bought the Digitech Death Metal distortion pedal around the time it came out because it was very cheap and I wanted to play Pulling Teeth. I think I was about 12 or 13 years old.
  3. FaithNoMan

    FaithNoMan Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Fern Park, Florida
    Billy Gould got me into using a slight overdrive, but it's not really an effect, per se.

    The Edge, from U2 got me into delay. With the percussive, metallic bass tones I like and using a pick, I figured it's perfect for bass as well.

    Plus, the rhythmic part about delay can definitely be used in a bassline, if not too complicated.

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  4. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    Toss up between Bootsy and Graham.
  5. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    The distortion channel on my friend's crappy KMD guitar amp when I was 13. I was jealous, but more importantly, I was in love.
  6. wolffman


    Oct 2, 2008
    Philadelphia PA
    Beta Tester: Red Panda Labs
    i hate to be this guy but...

    I'll still play anyway- Dan Kurtz of The New Deal. IMO He has the best tone of the jam/live electronica bass players. He got me into playing bass again, jam bands, and ultimately playing effects. Great synth sounds. Seems like he's relatively unknown around these parts.

    Most recently it's been Clay Parnell of brothers past. All in all the talkbass community has been the most influential- thanks guys.
  7. Gaaaahhhwwww!!! I knew there had to be a similar thread on here. I did a breif "look-at-the-first-page" search and didn't come up with anything.:rollno:
  8. spiker


    Nov 29, 2008
    Central Coast NSW Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Puretone Bass strings
    Tim C
    Dirk Lance
  9. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Les CLaypool
  10. Claypool for me as well
  11. No one. I thought to myself "Why should synths have all the fun?" and went from there. After that is was all about getting different sounds out of my bass that still fit the bass role but had different and fun characteristics to them. It was kind of like cooking; "Yeah, this tastes great but if I added this, could it taste even better?" Since getting into effects there have been plenty of players whom I love that use effects but they weren't what set off the initial spark.
  12. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    Geddy Lee: crunchy tone and awesome chorus
    Flea: bass wah-wah, phaser
    Graham: phaser
    Bootsy: everything else!, synth bass
    Chris W: fuzz,synthesis,octaver
    Pino: octaver
    Juan Alderte: bass synth, prog-bass
    Tim C: wah-wah, crunchiness
  13. Aphonso Johnson, Percy Jones and Ralphe Armstrong
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I started with effects, and only picked up bass years later.
  15. FaithNoMan

    FaithNoMan Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Fern Park, Florida

    I don't know if that was intentional, but it was hilarious.
  16. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Juan Alderete - the biggest influence all around
    Timmy C - mostly for dirt sounds
    Flea - mostly for his tone and envelopes
  17. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Dr Dre, MCA, Mark Brydon from Moloko, and most of the Big Beat bands of the mid '90s.

    Funny that there's only two actual bass players in there, and both are better known for doing other things.
  18. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    I can't pin point any one really. Lots of players influenced me. I just know one day many years ago I took my first hit of effects and have been chasing the dragon of tone ever since :D
  19. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    NIN song "With Teeth" inspired me to explore using bass fuzz.

    Roger Waters influenced my use of phasers and delay.

    The whole history of rock and metal music has influenced my overdrive and distortion tones.
  20. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ennio Morricone. Depeche Mode. Devo. Van Halen.

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