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Korn's bass player.....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Apocalypse, Oct 4, 2001.


  1. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    I have been playing bass for about 2 months now. I am getting pretty good. I am new to this forum and I have a big question. I am learning how to play slap bass (sort of) and I was listening to KoRn one day when I noticed something. Fieldy (korn's bassist) uses some kind of pedal to make an electronic clicking noise. I know it if the bass, and I really want to know how to make it. I believe it is a pedal that he uses, but I don't know. Does anyone out there know what kind of pedal he uses and what the effect is called. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. here's a little tip on how to not get flames every where you go on this forum. never ever mention fieldy's name ever again and you should live for a much longer time than if you go on like this. and it's not an effect it's just the fact that his technique sucks ass. and to call him a bassist is an extreme missuse of the word.
     
  3. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    he just eq's out all his midrange. he explained in depth how to get "his sound" in a bass player magazine a while back - the ole' smilie face eq.

    oh, and welcome to talkbass. :)
     
  4. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    dude, chill with this crap, please. that's not what we're here for, right?
     
  5. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    Are you crazy? Fieldy is awesome. So you are saying that it is just that he slaps the strings against the neck or something? No, no, it can't be that. Listen to certain songs like, "Lets get this party started" or "Got the life". Does other people not like fieldy either? I don't understand that.
     
  6. sorry about that. but i thought we were here to express our opinions but anyway i'll stop don't want to start sounding like a jerk
     
  7. Your getting to a ruff start here on TB, to get that clicking noise scoop out the mids just shut them off 220-900Hz and pump up the highs and lows drop tune to ADGBE or for four tune to ADGB, then wear a pair of Adidas, pump about a three pounds of ink into your skin and spank the hell out of your bass.
     
  8. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    Umm....hey john turner, is there anyway I can find that on the internet or anything? can you tell me the issue or anything, I would REALLY like to read that article.
     
  9. some one get this kid a different influence quick! just kidding i'll stop now. to each his own, there's a seat for every butt.
     
  10. just for a little back round to show you that i'm not a complete ass. when i was beginning i used to like fieldy too, in fact he was the only reason i wanted to get a five string so i could look up tabs and play korn songs... i'm serious so i understand that this isn't all that bad and will probaly change especially considering how fickle people are.
     
  11. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    Well voodooChile, don't get me wrong. I don't think Fieldy is God or anything, I am just really curious as to how to does his bass. I bass players like Flea, who actually do know how to play bass. I hope people don't hate flea here too.
     
  12. Here's some links.
    <a href="http://www.kornweb.com/biography/ra.phtml">1</a>
    <a href="http://www.guitarcenter.com/interview/fieldy/fieldy_standard.shtml">2</a>
     
  13. Fieldy has created a paradox for me: The man has NO chops or theory or left hand technique. But he has redeemed himself to me by creating an entirely new sound, which is expressive (in an angry sort of way), distinct, and original. I have HUGE respect for bassists (rather, musicians of all types, instruments, and genres) who dare to be different. It is a great thing to see these days.

    He just slaps real hard by the neck, and (again) uses "smiley face EQ".

    And if you want to learn how to slap, don't listen to him if you want to get it right. Pick up some Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Flea, Stanley Clarke, or ESPECIALLY Marcus Miller. Find someone to teach you or get a good video. Slapping will soon make it's way into your hands.

    And welcome, recent TalkBass member.......
     
  14. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    Oh yeah, one other question though, about the presence. I don't what this is. I have a RMS practice amp and the last knob says presence. What is that? I can tell the difference with it on and off, but i don't know what it does. Is there a way to buy a pedal the increase the presence a lot so that you can just tap the string and make an electronic noise? Just a thought.
     
  15. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    :D

    that's cool, VC, no worries.

    oh, and APAIROLIPS, go check out the www.bassplayer.com website and do a search on fieldy, they will probably have the information you seek.

    and just fyi, there's a bunch of guys around here who don't like fieldy. don't let them get you down. ;)
     
  16. actually most people here hate flea too. if you want to learn some really good and proper slap some things you should listen would be that mentioned above along with victor wooten, jonas helborg, a little bit of michael mannring i think is slapped but you could listen too him if you really want to get your mind blown, and john patitucci.
     
  17. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    Thanks a lot for the links Big feet and thanks for your help john turner. I have looked around and I guess I understand now. Ummm....btw, what is the smileyface eq? what is the difference between that and others, and where can i get it? Thanks a lot.
     
  18. if you have a parametric eq set it so that the highs and lows are boosted and the mids are cut so that they look like a happy face. then there's the w formation, the frown and a bunch of other things you can do for it.
     
  19. To get that clicking noise scoop out the mids just shut them off 220-900Hz and pump up the highs and lows +5dB, It looks just like a smile face thats on a graphic EQ.
     
  20. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    Oct 3, 2001
    I see thanks. I just read something about a graphics equilizer. ummm....what is that?