Robert Sledge - what say you?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Peter Squire, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Highly underrated bass player - IMHO

    His work on Ben Folds Five albums is just excellent. He is clearly a player who has used his musical training to play a mean bassline - the way he drops into clever and sometimes difficult keys and meters without a hitch is the first sign.

    Its strange how a player like Stefan Lessard, whilst quite brilliant in his own right, gets so much more attention than Sledge, who was also part of a college radio sweetheart band.

    What say?
  2. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    Great player and great sound. I really like him a lot. He's is a big fuzz pedal influence for me. That and he uses a plectrum in BF5, which I thought was very interesting.

    Capsule review: I like him a lot.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I thought it was sad the way he got slept on. He had some tasty chops, and he was a fuzz genius.
  4. Thanks for the replies, guys.

    Q: We are learning a few of their tracks for an upcoming show, and I was speaking to my friendly bass guy at the local shop the other day. I was trying to find out what overdrive pedal he uses.

    I was told it was a Big Muff.

    Can anyone tell me for sure?
  5. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    Yes, from what I remembered it was a Big Muff, and a quick Google search seems to confirm this.