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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by peteroberts, Dec 27, 2001.
electric bass only...provide examples if possible
Geddy Lee and his rickenbacker tone rules!
i´m also a fan of these tones:
-Nick Fyffe of Jamiroquai (with a Zon)
-Marcus Miller (Slap tone)
-Eric Wilson (sublime)
right now I am digging:
Me'Shell: 'Peace & Passion' great tone!!!
Richard Bona: on Mike Stern's 'Voices'
I'm sure I'll think of others as soon as I hit 'Submit'...
John Paul Jones
Paul McCartney (Post "Pepper's")
donald duck dunn
john paul jones
robert de leo
Nick Fyffe w/ Zon
Edit: I forgot P-Nut!
And Steve Bailey, and Gary Willis, and Michael Manring, etc...
Tones I like but would never use:
Oteil Burbridge (sometimes)
Ryknow (live on DVD...much better than CD)
For tone, Colin Greenwood (of Radiohead). He has a good, straightforward sound.
Examples: well, almost any radiohead: Creep for his 'ray sound, Life In a Glasshouse for his DB stuff (interesting) most any of ok computer, the bends, amnesiac for his P-bass stuff
Cliff burton - RIC 4001 (kill 'em all sounded the best IMO)
Traa Daniels (live with P.O.D.) - Warwick (he played at least 3 different high-end Warwicks last time I saw them) awesome Growling, woody, jazz bass type tone.
I've only heard one tune with Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), but his tone on that song ("Fight For Your Mind (Live)") is absolutely wonderful. That has to be my favourite.
Marcus Miller (slap and fretless)
Jimmy Haslip (quasi-acoustic electric)
Victor Bailey (classic J growl)
Anthony Jackson (plectrum stuff)
Roscoe Beck (blues and organ stuff)
best tone.... John paul jones was awesome in zepplin. he cut, but didnt have any Harshness in his midrange. its a great tone. then we have justin chancellor from tool. very awesome tone. its like he has the mids boosted, lows boosted, and highs boosted. its like he just cranks all tone knobs forward. although im sure he doesnt. i think he has the best balance.
Edited by Angus for improper content. You've been warned.
1)Sting on the early Police stuff
2)Mike Mezaros of The Smithereens
3)Whoever played bass on Jeffrey Osborne's "Stay With Me Tonight"
7)Other examples I can't remember right now...
my 3 cents OF AN EURO!
For cutting through like a chainsaw through tissue paper, my vote goes to Matt Freeman.
For a good all around P-bass tone, Mike Dirnt's "Nimrod" stuff works for me. It just sounds...good for some reason.
my 2 favorite tones,but VERY VERY DIFFERENT are..
eric wilson from sublime-deep and rich
matt freeman from rancid-cuts through like a knife
Sure we know about the jazz and funk tones, but a lot of rock players have good tones too
Geezer Butler got a really good tone when playing along with the guitar in Black Sabbaths Iron Man.
Timmy C of Rage Against the Machine has to have one of the best distortion tones I have heard, actually dubbed RATM tone.
Shavo of System of a Down has a very good fat tone that has real syrup.
Dorain 27 has a really good frown tone, a really good example of midrange and precision along with a great fingertyle funk on "Backbone."
Oddly enough Twiggy from Marilyn Manson has a really good tone! Raucous top end and lots of thick lows.
2. Flea (on the song Knock Me Down, from Mothers Milk)
That's about all that is coming to mind right now, my mind kinda went blank.
By the way, that is a Spector that Flea is playing on the song Knock Me Down, right??
HA HA HA HA. i didnt even say anything mildly offenseve. Whatever.
GOD BLESS THE LIFE CENSORS!
I'd say Geezer Butler and Jack Bruce