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On What Kinds of Material Would You Use a Bass Chorus?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by doc540, Nov 4, 2003.


  1. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Point me to a few exemplary tunes on which bass chorus is used.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tool uses plenty of it.
    it was used a lot more in the 80s...
    there are plenty of songs but i am very very lazy... sorry
     
  3. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Thanks for an answer even if it was lazy. :)

    What about the old Doobie Brothers song "It Keeps You Runnin'"? Seems like that had an effected bass mix.

    Anyone?:confused:
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Tony Levin on Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up"
    Pino Palladino on Paul Young's "Wherever I lay my hat"

    and many more...
     
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Listen to the Police. All of it. It may not have chorus on every song, but you will learn alot about playing cool basslines.
     
  6. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    UK
    How about 'New Years Day' by U2
     
  7. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I use chorus a lot when my jazz ensemble is doing Weather Report covers. Especially Birdland.
     
  8. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    a lot of guns n roses stuff has it.
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm not sure if it's a chorus or a flanger, but Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" comes to mine.
     
  10. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    When I want to sound like Peter Hook, I hear chorus in a lot of New Order stuff
     
  11. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Van Halen's cover of "You're No Good".

    I think that's a chorus, right? Might be a flanger or phase shifter or some other chorusy thing. Sounds great though.
     
  12. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Hey basstriaxis, I bet I could pay my mortgage with the money you have tied up in patch cords.
    :D Do you hook every thing up at once? I played with a guitar player that had like ten pedals or something like that. His sound would crap out at a gig and he would have the toughest time trouble shooting it during a song.
     
  13. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Chorus works great on high, languid fretless solos...
     
  14. Joy Division, Magazine.

    I use it most of the time, it really helps cut through guitars.
     
  15. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    and, of course, The Cure
     
  16. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Tony Butler from Big Country used chorus quite a bit on a lot of their tracks!
     
  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I just heard "Sweet Child of Mine" on the radion on the way home last night, and it sounds like Duff is using a chorus on the high end of his signal.

    A number of Journey tunes have a very tasteful chorus, which also sounds like it is just on the higher frequencies.

    Tom.
     
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I think maybe that was a phase shifter. I may be mistaken.
     
  19. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    NJ
    I think that's the old MXR Phase 90. :bassist:
     
  20. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Really? I have an original MXR Phase 100. I'll have to try it out.

    Tom.