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Who's your effects hero?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by remcult, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. remcult

    remcult Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    New Jersey
    It can be more than one hero, but whose use of effects do you love and/or find inspiring? It can be anyone, from someone you took lessons from to Geezer Butler to someone who (gasp) plays a different instrument

    I'm very inspired by Tim Lefebvre's use and choice of effects, but in practice don't actually find that a lot of the music he makes grabs me. Here's someone who overlaps with him in the pedals she uses, but I like how she uses them more

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  2. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Juan, Bootsy, Claypool, Trevor Dunn.
  3. Zackary Rizer / Proton Lenny
  4. cardinal


    Jan 13, 2016
    I'm sure this makes me lame somehow, but for me it's Justin Chancellor, Tim Commerford, and Christopher Wolstenholme. I enjoy how they use FX for emphasis and mood throughout the songs.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Old guy checking in. This will seem vanilla, but... John Entwistle was my tone epiphany. That's still relevant because OD/distortion is an effect.

    I especially love his Fender (Live at Leeds) and Alembic periods. He pioneered the clean rig / dirty rig tone that I've been chasing for decades. I love the multiband pedals that have come out fairly recently because they can allow a single rig to approximate that enormous multi-rig tone.

    I also enjoy Entwistle's later (Buzzard) period where his gear and FX got a lot fancier, but I try to keep things simple, so I just stick with distortion (sometimes multiple distortions stacked) and occasionally comp.
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  6. remcult

    remcult Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    New Jersey
    Not at all, those guys are killer
  7. remcult

    remcult Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    New Jersey
    That totally counts!
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Since you allowed other instruments, it's a 50/50 tie between Bill Frisell and Robert Fripp.
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  9. yeah, Bill Frisell is tops on my list as well.
  10. TheDirtyLowDown


    Mar 8, 2014
    Lots to choose from... for bass, Tony Levin's compression / octave sounds on fretless (with a pick, I believe) are really great:

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  11. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
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  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Me too.
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  13. Frodolicious


    May 29, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    Roger Waters and John Entwistle!

    Edit: Forgot Justin Chancellor and Michael League!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
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  14. lucas303


    Mar 11, 2019
    Al Cisneros
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    This isn't even a fair contest. Julie Slick by a country mile!
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  16. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Justin Chancellor for me. Big time. But also Claypool, Timmy C, dude from Living Color (I can't remember his name atm). Anton Dang, Nick Thieneman, Brian Cook, Justin Medal Johnson. There are a ton of guys actually. Those are the first ones that come to mind though.
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  17. AlvarHanso


    Jun 20, 2011
    Michael the G is soft Gordon. Entwistle is my overall bass hero, and his effects rigs were insane prior to his passing, but Cactus, Cactus, Cactus!
  18. dalo

    dalo Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    John Davis, Tim Lefebvre, and Mike League are my favorite bass effects users.
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  19. lucas303


    Mar 11, 2019
    Oh also Chris Squire
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  20. AudioTaper


    Sep 23, 2018

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