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KORN?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ApocBizkit2, Dec 11, 2000.


  1. ApocBizkit2

    ApocBizkit2

    Nov 26, 2000
    Hey how do i tune my bass for Korn play? what do i need to have that sound?
     
  2. I think Korn's bassist a plays Warwick, and those kind of have a sound of their own. You'll probably have a hard time replicating it.
     
  3. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    the tuning is ADGCF and he uses ibanez basses
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    he also is very proud of the fact that he cuts out all of the midrange of his tone. just very high freq and low Freq.
     
  5. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Not really a whole lot actually. First he plays an Ibanez custom SR 885. To get the sound it would be helpful to have a amp w/ a 9-band graphic EQ and just drop all midrange on it as well as your bass(fingering is super low, slapping super rattily), tune ADGCF(on some basses your B string might start to flop,adjust your bass accordingly), also a tremolo or bass synth pedal might be helpful fo covers.....Later

    P.S. of course all this is if you actually want to play exactly just like Fieldy!?!
     
  6. i think you also have to wear adidas sneakers
     
  7. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Hey what are you trying to say? I wear adidas sneakers.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You also have to wear your bass at your knees, play it like an upright, and have a shaggy beard.

    Oh! Almost forgot. It also helps to have lots of tatoos.

    :D
     
  9. jimstick

    jimstick

    Dec 8, 2000
    you have to lose all of your talent,all of your tone,and all of your marbles to play like Korn.
     
  10. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    From the man himself (Sep 00 BP mag):

    "I might record with a special instrument like a Rickenbacker, but live I just like my bass to match my outfit."

    That's where the adidas sneaker come in.

    :D
     
  11. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
     
  12. jumbomatumbo

    jumbomatumbo

    Dec 13, 2000
    to sound like korn is quite simple. lose all concepts of what music should sound like, try to model your music exactly opposite of what sounds good, down tune your guitars so low that you completely forget how to play normal music and add so much dissonance that it doesnt even sound like you are trying to get the right notes. if you manage those basics, while adding terrible vocals, i think youll be set.
     
  13. jimstick

    jimstick

    Dec 8, 2000
    YES!!!!! Exactly my thoughts!!! MTV brainwashes these teenagers into thinking that KORN is real music. The "bass player" tuned down so low that it sounds like a rubber band flapping around. Good thing that these kind of bands won't last that long. A couple more years and some other garbage will come along.
     
  14. oo0o00o0oo

    oo0o00o0oo

    Apr 30, 2000
    Chicago
    MTV makes me want to smoke crack...
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  16. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Wow... there's a lot of Fieldy bashing going on in this here thread... cool!

    Kids seeing Fieldy will want to emulate him and learn how to play back-asswards. He's very good at what he does, which is go WHACKA-WHACKA-CLACK but that's not playing bass, it's some weird... percussion thing.

    (although to play devil's advocate, he does have some cool lines on the second album, like Porno Freak and Lowrider)

    [Edited by superduck on 12-20-2000 at 09:20 AM]
     
  17. oo0o00o0oo

    oo0o00o0oo

    Apr 30, 2000
    Chicago
    Bad, I think. Its a a song by Beck (not Jeff Beck ;) )
     
  18. to play like korn all you have to do is buy a crappy ibanez 5 string, it must be black. take all of the strings off, then buy one low b-string, string gague doesnt matter. Tune it so it is about at a low G, so you get that great clicking horrible sound. Dont waste your money putting more strings on the thing because you dont need them to play korn. and the bass must be black because you must at all times wear black with a black bass.... Yeah umm it was fieldy that said "it doesnt matter what note you play, as long as it sounds good.. yeah uh huh, korn will always in my mind be very very bad for you.
    Chris
     
  19. "Yeah umm it was fieldy that said "it doesnt matter what note you play, as long as it sounds good.. "

    And it was Hambone that said "It doesn't matter who you talk about as long as it goes in the right forum"

    And that's just where this one's going...
     
  20. I'm sorry hambone, is that in the wrong forum? i was just prooving that fieldy has no clue what he's doing as a bassist or musician.
    chris