System of a down setup

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by tezrez, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. I MUST know what pedal the bassist for system of a down uses to get that tone

    like in the song ariels u can hear it best someone tell me!:mad: :mad: :mad:
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
  3. bassguy187


    Jun 27, 2000
    Nazo, PA
    shavo definately uses a gibson thunderbird now,
    his amp i'm not sure what it is,
    i'd guess it to be an ampeg svt setup.
    but i don't know, but this thread belongs in setups
    not effects.
  4. OK, cos I'm a helpful chap:


    Ibanez BTB 405 and 515
    Ampeg SVTs
    Ampeg 8x10s
    Overdrive(I think...might be driving amps)


    Gibson Thunderbird
    Gibson SG-Z(used in recording anyway. Rickenbacker too)
    Plays cleaner on Toxicity

    This is what I gather from live shots, my ear and interview pics. Also the video on the Toxicity Ltd Edition has some gear parts on it.
  5. I know he uses a SansAmp PSA-1 and Ampeg SVP-BSP for distortion, while recording he used an Ampeg all tube SVT head with ten loaded cabs. I have no Idea what flanger/phasor he used on the opening of Psyco. That fat sound he gets probably mean he uses a tube compressor.
  6. heartagram_ben


    May 11, 2008
    he uses an Ashdown ABM 900 EVO II Head x 4 ABM 810 Cabinet x 4
    (thats his amp btw ) he also uses a Gibson Thunderbird VI
  7. nickbear


    Jun 12, 2007
    surrey, uk
    ive seen them twice and both times he was using ashdown abm 900 heads into ashdown 8x10 cabs and a gibson thunderbird bass. i didnt notice any pedals.