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shavo of system of a down

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by nvilla, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. I just want to know what everybody thinks about savo from system of a down.
  2. I think Shavo kicks ass. He has some pretty cool bass lines (Spiders) and he has an awesome stage presence. But that's my opinion.
    well I'm outz..

  3. No, im sorry the guy sucks IMO. He never plays anything interesting and lets face facts his is by far the least talented member of the band.
  4. I think he has a VERY good tone. and i LOVE the bass he uses.
  5. You should check out the intro line to "Spiders", it's really cool. But hey, if you don't like that kind of music, nothing he does will impress you right?
  6. now that you mentioned it Freaky..what's his tune anyways?
    I remember it was somethin' like...
    C/F n'someother things I don't remember at the present moment
  7. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I don´t know about his talents, but I love SOAD. I think his tuning is CGCF..
  8. I dunno..he does have his share of rather "complex" bass lines (once again..Spiders), but even though he has some some simplistic lines I mean..they just fit into the sound, it's sorta hard to picture songs like Sugar with a "Sam River-ish" bass line (even though it'd sond rather interesting)
    I still think Shavo is cool and he kicks

  9. he is not a very talented bass player, atleast not by what he plays. Is tone is decent on the cd but lacks live. I think he plays an ibanez so he drops a couple points for that. He does come up with some decent lines that fit the music and has an AWESOME stage presence. Kind of creepy but no outrageous or annoying like the fools in mudvayne (why does everyone like Ryknowasjjhotalentlessigiiojnsiosswhatever from mudvayne anyway????)
    system of a down as a whole is awesome but individual they are all sub par
  10. Ely


    Jun 8, 2001
    Huntsville, AL
    On the inside of the Toxicity album cover it shows him playing a Gibson T-Bird...
  11. yes but he used to play an ibanez... i think...
  12. he has a kick ass goatee.....and he has a freaky look in his eyes...kinda like Daron (the guitar player)
  13. i don't think that because of an instrument played that someone's ability should be judged. Great example would be Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Yes they may be guitar players, but they are incredibly talented, yet they both play ibanez. So to say all of the sudden that they suck, or they are worse because they play ibanez would just be absurd, and so it's the same in this case.
  14. and yeah..I remember seeing him with an Ibanez, in the Sanitarium tour
  15. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Shavo kicks butt....... simple-yet-efective lines, that is what bass playing should be........

    By the way...... he use to play Ibanez BTB (think) basses on sanitarium tour, but on the Chop suey video he uses that killer T-bird..........
  16. MrFortuneCookie: "i don't think that because of an instrument played that someone's ability should be judged. "

    i didnt say he sucked because of the ibanez. i like him as a bass player. the ibanez remark was completely tongue in cheek.
  17. In response to ImNotGeddyLee, I'll tell you why people like Ryknow:

    He's actually an extremely talented musician who has vast amounts of knowlege when it comes to theory and the technical aspects of his extremely fast playing. In my book, he actually ranks in the same league as Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, or even (gasp!) Jaco.

    He is much deserving of a better band. The "drummer" sucks (even worse then other drummers), the "singer" only screams obscenities, and the guitarist is knowing of little more than one chord.

    I think Ryknow should put out a solo record that mixes metal, R&B, and jazz in a strange fusion. He could do it.

    Anyone else agree?

    PS: Shavo's OK.
  18. liran


    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Umm, I didn't really think the drummer is that bad, I mean he's no Billy Cobham or Micheal Walden, but he is a pretty decent rock drummer.
  19. not to start a huge argument here but i have never heard anything very impressive by Ryknow and yes i did listen to the whole cd. You may be right because im sure there are hundred of musicians (especially bass players) that are so much better then their music allows.
  20. An interesting point about ryknow is that he has never taken a bass lesson in his life.