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smashing pumkins overdrive/distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HELLonWHEELS, Mar 11, 2006.


  1. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    i was wonder what pedal the bassist was using when he recorded "Today" the overdrive tone is so good.
     
  2. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    if this is too much to ask for then where can i find out?
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    usually waiting more than 2 hours is a good start.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For the record, Billy Corgan played bass on that album, so it could be his Big Muff, I'm not familiar with the recording.
     
  5. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    the site is down.Any other suggestions?
     
  6. i also found this on google-

    'While there is not a terrible lot of information on what songs specific equipment was used on, there is a listing of a majority of the equipment at http://spfc.org/band/equipment.html (knackerd for the moment)

    According to the site," the basic sound of MCIS was a Marshall JMP-1 preamp combined with an Alesis 3630 compressor into two Mesa/Boogie Strategy 500 power amps. "

    I also know that Billy used, up until the Adore album, almost entirely strats, and by then he was using his '57 reissue. It has a maple fretboard, and his favorite single coils, lace sensors. It's the one with "I Love My Mom" written on it. Hope this helps!
    http://www.jamesiha.org/gear.php?set=gear
    http://www.mikepo.com/pumpmain.html

    I would think Darcy used an SVT set up to melt people for the bass sound! on the last site listed above she is pictured with a Trace Eliot stack.
     
  7. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    yah that means it wasn't D'arcy's stuff. I think he would have gotten some new stuff for the song or something.