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Testament Bass Sound

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by vjw757, Nov 11, 2012.


  1. vjw757

    vjw757

    Nov 11, 2012
  2. AndyLES

    AndyLES

    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    The new issue of one of those UK-published Bass magazines has his rig in it. If I recall correctly, it's passive J-bass > Sansamp > Aphex exciter > amp, but don't quote me on that.
     
  3. Register_To_Disable

  4. you can get that sound with a vt pedal and a pick!
     
  5. Don't know his rig, but it does sound like something like this.
     
  6. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    the Heart of Darkness
    Disclosures:
    I'm not a very nice person, deep deep down.
  7. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Oh come on, Anthrax had some good stuff in keeping with the time. They also had some absolute turds, but I can see why they're in the big 4... Well... To be honest I feel like it should be the big 3 and Anthrax just missed the cut, but that's a separate discussion :p
     
  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    the Heart of Darkness
    Disclosures:
    I'm not a very nice person, deep deep down.
    I also think Exodus would be more deserving of that spot than Anthrax.
     
  9. The_Holy_Grail

    The_Holy_Grail

    Jan 9, 2011

    Emg's, probably single coil, a boosted channel and a heavily compressed channel. The guy doesn't use a pick, but boosting a lot of your treble and scooping out your low mids hells a lot. Blend the compressed track into the distorted one.

    If you like Megadeth, don't use the distorted track and play with a pick. David Ellefson.