jeff ament in pearl jam songs

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by backspacer, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. backspacer


    Feb 18, 2010
    i just cant stop wonder in which pearl jam songs jeff use in effects and in those songs what pedals he use????

    all the 10x i can give
    thank you, thank you, thank you

    (sorry about my lame english skills)
  2. That's a very broad question, as I think he changes it up quite alot. You might want to narrow that down a tad.

    Also, he often uses 8-string bass guitars (like at the start of Jeremy). They have a unique sound that no pedal can duplicate.
  3. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Really? Try either a Micro or full size POG.
  4. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    he uses distortion in many songs. More than I initially thought. I've seen PJ a few times but never been able to see Jeff's peal board though...
  5. Actually, I believe Jeremy was played on a Hamer 12-string.
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  6. J Hud

    J Hud

    Feb 18, 2006
    Close, but no.
  7. J Hud

    J Hud

    Feb 18, 2006
    To clarify, that "no" would be my "opinion".

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  8. The full-size POG can get much closer than the Micro, because of the detuned slider. When you play a 12-string, the strings in each course slightly detune from each other to produce a slight warble.
  9. Jeff has never recorded with and 8 string.
  10. backspacer


    Feb 18, 2010
    this is the 2009 tour board in the previous tours he has whammy to...

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  11. Getaway Driver

    Getaway Driver

    May 31, 2009
    Omaha, NE is down so I can't link you to his gear page, but it's all there... His signal chain is wicked complicated and he's kinda like Tim Commerford... He's got ALL KINDS OF GEAR and gets some pretty basic sounds. For him, the sound he gets is, in my opinion, 1/2 the bass and 1/2 his fingers. He likes Jazz-pickup equipped basses (but recently switched to Mike Lull P-basses) and plays uncommon configurations like 12-strings, a fretless Wal, and an EUB. I know his board has a few EQ's and a bass whammy (among several other pedals), but where those other effects and the whammy gets used I have no idea.
  12. backspacer


    Feb 18, 2010
    first of all thank you very much to all of you.....
    i'll know its weird question but it will really help me
    just pleas pleas post what ever you know.....
    i'v all ready tried most of the pearl jam forums:crying:

    thanks again(and sorry about my English)
  13. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    He mostly uses different types of distortion. Some of the other different sounding bits come from him using different types of basses, like the 12-string, his fretlesses, or his electric upright.
  14. LaklandBass


    Jan 26, 2005
    on ten he used a fretless 4 and a fretted 12 string. i was told long ago that he used an 8 string as well but i really dont know if thats true.
  15. tmart937


    Jan 20, 2006
    That would mean Jeff never recorded Jeremy. :bag:

    The intro is played with a 8 string. Also a 12 string is played in the into on a separate track. Although I think the 12 is only used for the harmonics. Must be nice to have a 8 string and 12 string that you only use for about 25 seconds.
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    EAW Micro Wedge's! Uh, schwing! :bassist:

    Sorry, probably only the other sound people will understand where I'm coming from.
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  17. takfar


    Dec 21, 2008
    uh.. what's with the photoshopped cats?

    Anyway. Jeff pulls out a lot of interesting tones, and his lines interact with Stone's to really hold the songs together, but he rarely steps into the foreground, soundwise. It's interesting to me, as a bassist (and tenclub member), to read he's actually working with this many effects... I had always been under the impression that his sound was mostly different basses and an overdriven Ampeg.
  18. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    Easy to reproduce with a VB99. 8 or 12 strings.
  19. Something that no one has brought up is that for a good portion of Pearl Jam's early-to-mid career he used an SWR Interstellar Overdrive as his main preamp and Overdrive/Distortion (he was one of the company's Beta testers for the unit - listen to "Go" off of "Vs." for a great example of the "stella" recorded). Along with that he was the primary "pusher" for the development of SWR's "Goliath Sr." 6x10" cabinet, of which he used custom versions with no horns because of his use of various OD/DS boxes. I believe he still uses custom models that are outfitted to look like older cabinets, with Blond Tolex and Fabric Grill Cloth as opposed to the standard "Rat Fur" and Chrome Grills of that series of SWR speaker cabinets.
  20. Berme


    May 11, 2001
    That distorted tone in the song "Go" is awesome. It sounds like a Rat to me, but I could be wrong. It seems to have a slight flanger or chorus in the "Versus" recording, also. It's a predecessor to Justin Chancellor's tone in Tool.