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Songs with cool use of bass wah?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by phxlbrmpf, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I always thought Refused's "The Shape of Punk to Come" had some really cool parts with the bass being played through a wah wah pedal while still sounding like a bass so I was wondering what other songs there are with wah wah-ified bass in them. Anyone have any suggestions? I might just have to get yet another pedal. :p
  2. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Metallica - Seek & Destroy
    Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Metallica - Anaesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
    Metallica - The Call of Ktulu
    Pantera - Uplift
    Black Sabbath - Bassically (intro to NIB)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Coffee Shop

    That should keep you busy for a while. ;)

  3. RATM-calm as a bomb--my favorite bass wah tone!
  4. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    You read my mind. :bassist:
  5. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Down With Disease- Phish
  6. isn't that a flanger?
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Hmm, I always thought "Coffee Shop" was some kind of envelope filter with an extreme setting.
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I thought that too until I saw this thread... there is too wide a range of wah tones for that to be an autowah setting. Makes sense now, I always wondered what autowah he was playing.

    Man... I need a real wah! :D
  9. i thought he was famous for his DOD FX25B?
  10. King Crimson - Lark's tongues in Aspic pt.1

    Yes - Don't Kill The Whale
    On The Silent Wings Of Freedom

    The Yes ones are auto-wah I believe, the depth of the effect governed by attack.
  11. Pantera---I'll Cast A Shadow.
    Rex and Dime do some a little solo duel. Great stuff.
  12. The whole Weight CD by Rollins Band.
  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Supertransatlantic "Shuttlecock" .... may be a guitar......
  14. PhR


    Dec 13, 2005
    Yes, Squire used
    Colorsound Dipthonizer. Great sound but maybe a bit overused on "Tormato" album. He hadn't used it since, though.

    One track featuring wah-wah pedal is "Survival" off Yes' first album.
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Very true... but that solo has some bits waaayy too good to be the DOD... unless I underestimate it's range/response... which is possible. Plus he isn't confined to one type of effect. Try telling Mars Volta's new bassist (who's name escapes me) to use just one of anything!
  16. i dunno...i've never heard coffeeshop...i know flea also has his 105Q, so it could go both ways...