nu metal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    wot effects are generally used in nu-metal? i wanna get a distortion pedal ne way(ibanez if i can if not boss) but wot else is usually used if ne?
  2. One I'd definitely get, (if I didn't have one already), and that some use is the SansAmp Bass Driver.

    That will allow allow you to club people over the head with your B or your dropped-D E string if your amp is up to the job.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Put an almost empty battery in your active bass. :D

    just kidding.

    Choosing a distortion pedal is an individual thing IMO, you may hate what I like.

    There's a big pedal review in this month's Bassplayer magazine.
  4. i play metalcore.. that's sort of nu-metal..
    the distortion-pedal thingy is pure a matter of choice.. i use distortion like 95 % of the time, but i've seen a lot of bassists that play clean..

    allthough i might advise you to get a good limiter / compressor.. during gigs you might get very into the music and smack them strings a little harder than you normally do.. limiter keeps you from annoying peeks :)
  5. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    where could I get one of these and for about how much? it doesn't matter if its in dollars because I found a converter site if anyones interested its (i think :rolleyes: )
  6. Fish - It would be about 117 pounds, based on what I paid without s&h, $170 US (not a special sale price). I got it at Bass Northwest. If you're sure there's not a UK distributor for Tech 21 Sansamp, I guess I'd check with Bass Central, because they're on the east coast and will be as cheap, if not cheaper, than anyone I've dealt with.

    The unit is built like a brick, so don't worry much about anything breaking in transit. I use mine with a wall wart instead of batteries.

    It's like giving Viagra to your sound. :D
  7. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    so dos it make it harder, or louder or what? is there any where I can hear it?
  8. ahpook

    ahpook Guest

    Jul 13, 2001
    sounds great music do them mail order for £189 inc. p&p..expensive, but that seems to be about the price they are, unless you can get one in at your local bass shop.

    i ogt mine last week - very impressive, but i've not finished tweaking yet....
  9. Muttluk

    Muttluk Guest

    Jan 19, 2000
    Oakland, California
    imo, distortion adds some overtones to a bass which comes out when there are heavily overdriven guitars playing with half-stack marshalls or mesa/boogies. I'd advise you get an overdrive pedal, and not distortion. You want the overtones that come out though the mix, and not distortion, which will just make people think you're another guitar. look it up if you dont believe me, there is a difference between overdrive and distortion.

    Like said before, the Sans Amp DI bass Driver, is a great pedal for overdrive. You have tone controlls which will allow you to add or remove lows and highs to get the tone you want. Also, it allows you to add a bit of dirt, which is like a tube just on the verge of breaking up, and you're also able to get a fully over driven sound. Its also a tube eluminator, DI, and Pre-amp. I stoped using it for distortion, stoped using it as a preamp, and stoped using mine altoghter, but wont get rid of it, because if i ever go back to any one of those things, i'll have it.

    p.s I picked mine up for $150 at a store called "Blue Note Music" in berkeley California. I'd recomend that store to anyone who's in the area, the guys know what their talking about, and on a lot of things the prices are better than GC.
  10. Well, since it seems this thread is being revived maybe this will help someone who is sans SansAmp;

    - from the Tech 21 manual; " not only converts the signal," (the instrument signal to a low impedance balanced output), "it gives you the sound and responsiveness of miked-up pro stage rig...It incorporates the harmonics and sweet overdrive characteristics uniquely inherent to tube amplifiers. This is largely caused by what is referred to as "push-pull" symmetrical clipping, a feat whihc a single tube is physically incapable of accomplishing.,,,offers an entire sound spectrum of the most coveted traditional bass amp can also obtain overdriven sounds....."

    In other words, it makes you go BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!!!
  11. Would a Sansamp add balls to my solidstate Peavey TKO 115?
  12. seamus

    seamus Guest

    Feb 8, 2001
    Balls as in volume or power? or balls as in tone?

    It definitely will add a ballsy tone.
  13. Bulls balls.