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Lemmy's sound

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by LukeMan970, Dec 5, 2005.


  1. LukeMan970

    LukeMan970

    Jun 22, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Is there anything in there besides a ric and an amp or does he use some distortion too?
     
  2. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    He uses Marshall 100 watt heads cranked to deafening volumes (putting out closer to 180-200 watts), which gives him the distortion. Nothing else.

    EDIT: He also uses 4x12 & 4x15 cabs as well.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Lemmy rules. He once said, "I turn my amps up to 13. Most guys turn them to 11 but that's not unlucky enough for me."

    Now tell me the guy doesn't rule!
     
  4. 2xMarshall 100w Superbass.
    2xMarshall 4x12
    2xMarshall 4x15 (!)
    Gain, Volume and Mid all at 3 o'clock
    Bass and treble to 0

    Straight from the horse's mouth.
    AND he changed the pickups on his Rics to Barts or old Tbird ones. He once described stock Ric pickups as 'like chewing corrugated iron'. He likes his custom ones however. :)
     
  5. yes, lemmy does indeed rule! one of these days i will be getting a ric....
     
  6. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Upon hearing Motorhead music the desire to consume copious amounts of adult beverages is the typical side-effect.
     
  7. Lemmy > Me

    Nuff said.

    Yeh his tone is wicked. Lots of gain/mids and very little treble or bass.
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Man, what's the deal with this? I wanna get drunk and fight when I listen to Motorhead. And I'm not like that usually.

    The evil powers of rock n' roll. Honestly, Motorhead is the greatest ROCK band ever. Screw AC/DC Screw Led Zeppelin... when I'm talking about pure rock fury... it's Motorhead. That reminds me... Clutch in second place.
     
  9. LukeMan970

    LukeMan970

    Jun 22, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Oh man i'm glad someone else out there likes clutch. Had i been 21 i would have gone to the show they did around here recently. damn me and my age.
     
  10. Another Clutch fan here! Pro-rock and beer forever.