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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by NeverIsNow, Jan 30, 2014.
Title says it all, through me some names if you know any so I can look them up
What's considered "metal" these days? I'd throw Motorhead and Type O Negative out there, who don't sound even remotely similar.
Do you want overdrive only or any kind of distortion? Almost all metal bass player use some type of distortion, just listen to any band really.
Fear Factory, At The Gates, The Haunted, just tons of them out there. I never paid much attention to pick/fingerstyle in the bands I like. If it's good, it's good!
Truckfighters aren't really metal but their bassist/singer has possibly my favorite heavy distorted pick tone.
August Burns Red
I have no idea if they use a pick or not they're just really really good.
Any kind of distortion
I thought Dustin uses a clean tone that's really treble, I could be wrong though
Death-metal, Nu metal, core-genres and everything in between
Does Big Business count?
Harris's isn't that clean if you listen to the solo'd tracks.
But I digress.
Pick players in metal who use an overdriven tone...
Lemmy of Motorhead, to start with.
Peter Steele of Type O Negative
Ron from Bongripper
Dave Edwardson from Neurosis uses both fingers and pick.
Sharlee D'Angelo of Arch Enemy
Jason Newsted, of course
Grutle from Enslaved
Ted from Amon Amarth
Tom Araya from Slayer
The list goes on.
Timi Hansen of Mercyful Fate/King Diamond
Jon Leon of White Wizzard
Church of Misery. Tatsu Mikami has a FANTASTIC tone.
Two thumbs up for Big Business and Church of Misery. Two of my favorite bassists right now in the heavy music genres.
WHY has nobody mentioned Periphery? Nolly is actually a member here, IIRC!
He did a rig rundown for youtube and his sound is ultra gritty, I really love his tone.
Check it out! Gear Rundown - Nolly of Periphery - Live Rig 2013
Metal (grunge metal?)
The Ruby Doe
Not classic metal, but heavy, riffy, rip yer face off grungey stuff. Great pick tones on some of their stuff!
the master - Jean-Yves '"Blacky" Theriault of VOIVOD and his infamous 5-string Liberatore blower bass...nothing compare's.