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Sean Malone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by aristotle chang, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. aristotle chang

    aristotle chang

    May 25, 2003
    I just got gordian knot's Emergent CD and Its a really cool disc. I'm curious as to what tuning Sean Malone uses. it sounds like he plays below a B on some of the songs (could just be a lack of time training my ears) and I was also wondering how many strings he plays on. and while im asking random questions, what are some other good bands in the same or similar style of music that you would all recomend?
  2. Tiwaz


    Sep 22, 2002
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I'm an avid SM fan and I can't recall ever seeing anything stating that he uses anything other than standard tuning.. He could, but I havent heard anything that would suggest it..

    Here's some more of his stuff to check out..

    Gordian Knot ( First CD )
    Cynic: Focus
    O.S.I: Office of Strategic Influence
    Cortlandt ( Not sure if this is under the Gordian Knot monicer or not.).

    Great bassist!!

    As far as similar bands.. Check out

    Tribal Tech
    Spiral Architect
    Zero Hour
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I met Sean malone once, I think it was 1997, he was playing a lined fretless kubucki factor back then, he was awesome.Very nice guy, a freind of mine took his slot in Dreamtime, I will try and get his e-mail for you.:)
  5. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    His email is on his website.


    I've found him to be very cool in our correspondence; very quick to reply and writes a whole lot.

    Really cool guy and one of my favorite players.
  6. Sean_Malone


    Aug 29, 2003
    Thanks everyone for the kind words...I thought I'd chime in to say that I use a 5-string with standard tuning; low B up to G. I used a Kubicki ExFactor fretless exclusively up until the Aghora CD, for which I used both the ExFactor and a GWB1. I've since had a fretted neck made for the ExFactor, and use the 5 string as my main bass. I've always played fretless, but now have a fretted, bringing the ExFactor back into service; but it's only when someone specifically wants a fretted part - I just prefer fretless.

    I have two Grand Sticks, one 5+7 standard tuning though with the bass side up an octave, and another 6+6 standard tuning with a lowered 4th on the highest bass string.

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  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    sean, hey what's up! didn't know you were a member here...welcome aboard...and great music, man...really cool stuff
  8. Sean_Malone


    Aug 29, 2003
    Thanks Neptoon - recent member, nice to see such a thriving online bass community....

  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Welcome to Talk Bass Sean! Great to have you here.
  10. Sean, I am currently in Springfield Oregon with my father....health problems!

    Eugene is very close!

    Welcome to TB.

    ;) Treena
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Hi Sean - Welcome to TB! cool to have you here.
  12. Sean_Malone


    Aug 29, 2003
    wow....thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome...feels a bit surreal to be honest. It's nice to see a friendly vibe in a public BBS; rare thing these days.

  13. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    It's just cool that through this medium we're able to interact with those who influence and inspire us.

    Really glad to see you here!

  14. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    It is refreshing to be on a BB where people aren't debating about "Worst Drummer/Bassist/Guitarist/Album of all Time". I never really noticed it, but TB is probably the most positive music BB I've ever been on.

    Welcome to TB!

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