Primus, distortion question.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Josh Raines, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Hi, I am wondering what kind of distortion (or what could get the same sound of distortion) Les Claypool is using on the intro to NIB with Ozzy.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Hancock, MI
    I've heard that Claypool uses a ProCo Rat, as well as MXR Bass DI box. Live, he's using a Bass POD from what I've read in Bass Player magazine.

    But just for NIB, I can get close to that tone with my Digitech Bass Driver set on a nice uber-fuzzed setting. A Muff would get the job done too.
  3. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    i just listened to that a few minutes ago and it sounds like hes using some sort of octave effect with the distortion.
  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Hmmmm lots of different ideas about distortion. Last I knew, he USED to play a ProCo RAT, and currently uses a Line 6 DM4. For that song, he has a bit of envelope filter going on.
  5. haven't heard it, but just FYI he used to use a Systech Harmonic Energizer. I guess it's kinda like a graphic fuzz, or a static wah feeding a fuzz kind of sound.