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Sevendust

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Candiria, Oct 10, 2001.


  1. good band,but their bass player makes me mad sometimes,he plays like 1 note throughout a whole song sometimes and he doesnt do much ever...hows he play how he plays (if anyones seen him) he like thrashes at the fretboard when hes playing instead of playing where hes supposed to,hows he do that so hard and crazy without hitting other strings and sounding like crap?
     
  2. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    I love Sevendust, aside from the bassplayer.
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I really like Sevendust, especially that song with Skin as a guest.

    But I don't expect to find an inspirational bassist in their genre.
     
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I definitely like their singer!

    Their performance of "Waffle" on Conan O'Brien was great. Definitely sounds better live than on CD; they really should've made the rhythm guitar a lot louder on the recording. The ambient noise created by the tapped note and volume swells really changes the feel when it's louder, and it's great.

    Their bass player has surprising good tone live, too, for how low he tunes with the light strings he uses. I just don't like how he plays it...
     
  5. whats he play?
     
  6. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    I don't know what it is, but here's a pic
     
  7. anyone?
     
  8. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    i like 7 dust, i think the bassist is good at his role with them too. i read that he has several different basses, the one he was playing in the pic in the article looked like a les paul bass, i also remember him saying when he was asked about his strings, that he may as well be using telephone pole wires, as he uses an extremly heavy guage,

    ps: i agree with Angus on the singer, that guys good, he can actually sing
     
  9. yup

    Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) and Adam Clayton have played it in their times....
     
  10. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    I actually thought it looked like a Les Paul, but wasn't sure that there was such a thing.....
     
  11. Erich Zann

    Erich Zann

    Aug 14, 2000
    I beleave it's an Epiphone, as their guitarists are endorsed by that brand (I think). He also uses a p-bass. (into an SVT of course:))

    I realy like the band, but they use way to many effects. I saw one of them on guitar.com, and the dude kept saying "I wish I had the effect, but..." before playing every riff. It sounded fine without them tho.

    And, of course the singer's good. Up until Sevendust
    he was singing in an R&B band!
     
  12. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Nono, like telephone wire because they're LIGHT, and with his tuning, they flop around a lot. He uses a .125 to tune to Ab...that's smaller than I use to tune to B!
     
  13. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida

    man i know what i read and he said he used a heavy gage in this article i read. If I can find it scan it and post it
     
  14. I saw them a year or two ago, and thought they had a good sound. The bass player was playing his Les Paul bass and it was just about dragging on the floor. The same one he plays in the video for "Denial". The video was kind of weird because they were in some sort of cage(?) with peopl hanging and sitting everywhere.

    jtbp
     
  15. that's odd...
     
  16. Erich Zann

    Erich Zann

    Aug 14, 2000
    Yeah, thought so to. I always thought of epiphone as a kind of inferior gibson, But it's all they use.
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The lead singer and this drummer I know are friends from waaaaay back. He asked the drummer to come on board for this band that he was putting together, but the drummer declined, because he thought his cover band was going places. :rolleyes:
    Chalk it up to another bad career move!:eek:
     
  18. Hey warwick, how do you know all these bands that made it big? Didn't you know Stu Zender?
     
  19. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I met him about a week before he left Jamiroquai. As for the guy in Sevendust, he's from here.