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What does Stu Hamm Use?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Wxp4759cb, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Any one know what effects Stu Hamm uses? On the cd outbound I hear ALOT of reverb, and Delay.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It sounds like studio FX to me, added after/while recording. I don't think he used any FX from his bass rig, if he has any in there at all...

    But I could be wrong here.
  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I saw a RealAudio clip of Stu Hamm explaining his style and he said a little bit about his rig. He said he plays his fender urge II through a hartke rig. I don't remember him saying anything about effects so I'm guessing what JMX had to say is correct.
  4. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    The new album, "outbound" was recorded by Stu plugging into an ART Tube MP mic pre and then straight into pro-tools via a computer. It was done at and by a duo known as Youth Engine in San Francisco. All the 'verb, delays, vibrato (like on Charlotte's Song) and such were added post production. (I got all this from Stu via Bass Player magazine). he would occiasionly put a boss bass OD and Digitech Whammy pedal in front. No amps, or boards were used during the recording. Bass>Tube MP>computer. That's it!
    Live he uses no fx..tho I hear he's been messing with the whammy pedal and OD, so I hear.
  5. fatlad1


    Feb 27, 2012
  6. He has also been using a Digitech BNX3 for awhile now.
  7. db4124


    Oct 13, 2011
    Saw him at a clinic this past winter and he was playing a prototype ibanez active without any pedals into a Hartke backline 4x10 and 1x15 stack.
  8. He's signed with Washburn now. There's a video of him at a clinic where he's playing a Zoom multi, I don't remember which one, but he was talking about using the echo.
  9. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    That would be the Zoom B9.1ut - he makes use of the Z-pedal to control the delay feedback and something else at the same time.

    Stu is one of these guys that has a used a lot of gear over the years, and endorsed a lot too. He endorsed Korg effects for a while, the Pandora and a couple of other multi's had Stu designed patches. He was a Hartke man for years, then started endorsing the Peavey Bam briefly before switching back to Hartke. Then there's the basses themselves, Kubicki, then the signature Fender Urge and Urge II, now Washburn.

    I also seem to recall an internet video of him giving a rig walkthrough from the Satriani Live in San Fransico concert. IIRC he had some kind drive, delay and a bass whammy for octave.

    So I think the lesson to be learnt here is that you don't need specific effects or gear to get his tone. I hate to say it, but it's all in the fingers! Well, to a certain extent. You should be able to cop his tone with any decent gear (P/J bass would be good for a start), and maybe a multi for the more exotic sounds.

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