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Your favourite guitar/bass/drum tone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Aug 9, 2001.


  1. Hi people. We've had 'Favourite musician' et al, but now I want to know what tone you dig on a song by a band. We'll just limit this to drum, bass and guitar tones, makes life easier(no synth stuff:rolleyes:.)

    Anyway, say three for each, here are mine:

    Guitar:
    5 Minutes Alone - Pantera
    Body Hammer - Fear Factory
    Dead Battery - Pitchshifter

    Bass:
    Bullet In The Head - RATM
    The Gush - Raging Speedhorn
    Straighthate - Sepultura

    Drums:
    My Own Summer - Deftones
    Get To The Gone - Static-X
    Shake Hands With Beef - Primus
     
  2. Guitar : Taproot / Fear Factory
    Bass : Muse
    Drums : SlipKnot / Fear Factory / Cannibal Corpse
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Favorite bass tone - I have 3.

    Geddy Lee
    Billy Sheehan
    Doug Pinnick, pre-Dogman. Although his newer tone is great too.

    Drums. I don't know. I just hate those big, huge drum sounds that producers spend 12 hours getting, and then 30 seconds on the bass tone.

    Guitar - Ty Tabor. No contest.
     
  4. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    It´s really hard to pick one but I´ll try.
    Guitar-SRV
    Bass-P-Nut
    Drums-This one is tough! I´ve never really thought about it..Except, I remember that I thought the drum sound on Brown Album by Primus was great, a drummer friend of mine hated it.
     
  5. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Talkin about sound, there you go:

    Bass:
    Mine (of course)
    Timmy C (Rage Against the Machine)
    Billy Gould (Faith No More)
    Les Claypol

    Guitar:
    Slash
    Tommy Iommi

    Drums:
    Godsmack
    Lars Ulrich (metallica)
    Vinnie Paul (pantera)

    just to name a few
     
  6. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    dude, its TONY iommi. even I know that and Im only 15 :)

    bass tone: Flea - RHCP, P-nut - 311
    guitar tone: Eddie VanHalen, Slash - GnR, Tony Rambola - Godsmack
    drum tone - Chad sexton - 311
     
  7. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Bass:
    Timmy C (Rage Against the Machine)
    Flea (RHCP)
    Eric Avery (Janes Addiction)

    Guitar:
    Jimi Hendrix
    Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
    Joey Santiago (Pixies)
    Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction)

    Drums:
    Kieth Moon (The Who)
    Steve Perkins (Janes Addiction)
    Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
     
  8. Guitar
    David Gilmour
    Mark Knopfler
    Kurt Cobain

    Bass
    Roger Waters
    Jerry Scheff
    Paul McCartney

    Drum
    Maureen Tucker (Velvet Underground)
    Dave Grohl
    John Densmore
     
  9. guitar
    santana and chris cheney from the living end

    drums
    snare-wise, chad sexton (311) is the ultimate. as far as kick drum, i like the old-school hollow sound as opposed to one stuffed full of pillows. the drummer for weezer has this tone on pinkerton.


    bass
    always a hard choice. p-nut has to be my favorite though, just the right mix of growliness and fatness.
     
  10. Guitar:
    Santana

    Drum:
    Limp Bizkit

    Bass:
    Flea
    Dude from TOOL

    or i reakon Iron Maiden for overall tone of everything
     
  11. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    -Guitar-
    Alex Lifeson
    Joe Satriani
    Michael Shenker
    Eddie VanHalen
    Billy Gibbons
    John Petrucci

    -Bass-
    Chrise Squire - The tone master
    Geddy Lee
    Mike Dirnt
    Karl Alvarez
    Jaco
    P-Nut
    Otiel Burbridge(sp)
    Tony Levin

    -Drums-
    Mike Portnoy
    Bill Bruford
    Bill Stevenson
    Neil Peart
     
  12. APouncer

    APouncer

    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    I really like the electric-bass tone from the Alanis Morisette first album - not so keen on the tunes though! But his tone stands out for me in contempory music.

    Guitar? Well, who's better than Django?

    and Drums - how about Art Blakey on Moanin'.
     
  13. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    drums
    ian paice from deep purple

    guitar
    ginger from wildhearts

    bass
    james jamerson
    dennis dunaway from alice cooper band
    doug pinnick from king's X
    steve harris from iron maiden
    and that guy in the band called Cream
     
  14. Guitar: Godsmack / Pantera
    Drums: KoRn / Slipknot
    Bass: Black Sabbath / MuDvAyNe

    i tryed to nerow it down to 2 for each but there is a lot more ...
     
  15. Guitar
    Robert Smith-The Cure
    Ty Tabor-King's X (Dogman album)
    Big Jim Martin-Faith No More (on The Real Thing album)
    Billy Duffy-The Cult
    John McGeogh-Magazine/Siouxsie & The Banshees

    Bass
    JJ Burnel-The Stranglers
    Doug Pinnick-King's X
    Steve Harris-Iron Maiden
    Simon Gallup-The Cure
    Billy Gould-Faith No More
    John Entwistle-The Who (Live at Leeds)

    Drums
    Mike Bordin-Faith No More
    Matt Cameron-Soundgarden
    Boris Williams-The Cure
    Jerry Gaskill-King's X
    Lars Ulrich-Metallica (Black Album)
    John Bonham-Led Zeppelin
     
  16. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    Guitar:
    Santana
    Paul Gilbert
    The guy from Creed on "Higher"

    Drums:
    Carter Beauford (DMB)

    Bass:
    I can't believe nobody has said Marcus Miller
    Victor Wooten
    Billy Sheehan
     
  17. DDEVIL

    DDEVIL Guest

    Aug 7, 2001
    Guitar:
    - Daron Malakian - System of a Down (peephole)
    - Wayne Static - Static X (trance is the motion)
    - Mike Turner - Our Lady Peace (starseed)

    Bass:
    - Chi Cheng - Deftones (mascara)
    - Sam Rivers - Limp Bizkit (clunk, nobody loves me)
    - Ryknow - Mudvayne (severed)

    Drums:
    - Chad Sexton - 311 (transistor)
    - Abe Cunningham - Deftones (around the fur)
    - David Silvera - KoRn (faget)

    Singer:
    - Chino - Deftones (mascara, digital bath, bqad)
    - Maynard James Keenan - Tool/APC (anything)
    - Jonah - Far (boring life)

    These are my preferances in tone and quality in all music. I like a guitarist with a distinctive tone, a bassist with an original tone, a drummer with an actual GOOD tone (hard to find) and a singer who can actually sing. I gave the name of a song which best displays the players tone or voice.
     
  18. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Cream. That'll take care of all of it IMHO.
     
  19. Drums Elvin Jones
    Guitar Eric Johnson, Robert Fripp
    Bass Doug Wimbish

    I just saw the amazing Living Colour tour. Doug is still playing Spectors through Trace Elliott (and a refrigerator worth of effects). EQ is set: bass and hi-mid cut, low-mid and treble boosted. He uses a lot of "finger-slapping" where you put your right hand toward the end of the neck and with your first two fingers, flick straight down to bounce the string off the board. It's easier than slapping, but sounds fairly the same. Anyway, the Kerrang he gets is just stunning. I remember why I wanted a Spector. I don't know if he has any effects on normally. You can tell when he is using them as effects (duh!) but I don't know if they're there just for that or for general sound processing as well.
     
  20. My favorites:

    Bass:
    John Paul Jones

    Drums:
    Chad Sexton

    Guitar:
    David Gilmour