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whack-a-bass
07-15-2007, 11:09 PM
I'm just curious

tool's bass player, justin chancellor, has a very unique sound to me....is it his bass that produces that sound, or perhaps special strings? or is it the amp

anyone know?

gywo copta
07-15-2007, 11:10 PM
If I recall correctly he uses Wahl basses or something like that. He also uses a pick. I'm not sure about his amp and effects.

daddrivesaneon
07-15-2007, 11:12 PM
i think that it is just the ways he plays

GuitarSpike
07-15-2007, 11:15 PM
If I recall correctly he uses Wahl basses or something like that. He also uses a pick. I'm not sure about his amp and effects.

Its Wal, and he uses it with a Gallien Kruger amp, he does use a pick, and he also uses a bass whammy pedal a lot, which is how he creates those high pitched sounds, he also uses a mixture of effects such as tremolo pedal (right in two) and flanger. He has a bunch of things that affects his sound.

watchingmefall
07-15-2007, 11:15 PM
It's magical combination of Wal basses, pick, amps, EQ and a gazillion pedals.

MetalUpTheAss
07-15-2007, 11:16 PM
His sound is composed of a Wal bass, which along with very unique pickups/electronics also has two outputs, one a normal 1/4 output which goes into a big pedalboard and GK heads going into Mesa cabs (I believe), and one XLR output which goes thru a preamp straight into the board to provide a clean sound.

GuitarSpike
07-15-2007, 11:17 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v399/psychodrummer734/justin9.jpg

There is his setup its missing some things (bass whammy).

He also runs 2 channels, a dirty and a clean.

IndianRockStar
07-15-2007, 11:44 PM
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Yes that is the one. Its from Bass Player.

If you want the whole article its in this months edition of Bass Player.

whack-a-bass
07-16-2007, 01:40 AM
i see

thats badass

etubrutus123
07-16-2007, 01:30 PM
The key to his tone comes in the bass itself. Wal basses are very unique, and are always made custom. Unfortunately, I dont think the dude who makes them does it anymore.

jesus n me
07-16-2007, 04:30 PM
how many threads can there be on this one topic?

he would be a lot better if he ditched the pick

SublimeGuitar
07-16-2007, 04:31 PM
how many threads can there be on this one topic?

he would be a lot better if he ditched the pick

Why would he be alot better if he "ditched" the pick?

Caustic
07-16-2007, 04:32 PM
how many threads can there be on this one topic?

he would be a lot better if he ditched the pick

GTFO. :)

jazz_rock_feel
07-16-2007, 04:34 PM
how many threads can there be on this one topic?

he would be a lot better if he ditched the pick


Okay, what the hell? If he ditched the pick? What the fuck is wrong with you? He is so good BECAUSE of his pick. The pick MAKES his sound and his lines. GTFO. Beyond that JC has his unique tone that consists of his Wal bass, his GK stack and about 6 pedals, of which I now forget. There was a thing in bass player about his rig but I lost that issue.

kromatik
07-16-2007, 04:34 PM
Why would he be alot better if he "ditched" the pick?


Dude, everyone knows only posers and failed guitarists play with picks...

SublimeGuitar
07-16-2007, 04:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/walbassplayer/justin_gear.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/fork666/A1-joost.jpg

Heres a list of all the the effects.

1. Colorsound Tonebender
2. guyatone bottom rocker
3. boss dd-3
4. boss bf-2
5. boss ce-5
6. sansamp GT-2
7. digitech bass whammy
8. guyatone VT-X tremelo
9. line 6 fm4
10. lovetone ringstinger
11. lovetone wobulator
12. lovetone brown source
13. lovetone meatball(Dinosaur makes it now http://www.dinosaural.com/prices.asp )
14. lovetone flanger

From what I can make out in the rack behind him is...

1 Ampeg B-100R
2 Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600's
2 Gallien Krueger 2001RB-II
1 Korg Rack Tuner
1 Ampeg SVP Pro(?)
1 Mesa Bogie M-2000


His basses are.

2 24-fret Mach II 4 strings w/ birdseye maple facings
1 24-fret Mach II 4 string w/ birdseye maple facings and greenburst finish
1 24-fret Mach II 4 string w/ American walnut facings
1 Ernie Ball Stringray 4 string

edit: This is from ToolTabs to state my sources.

indie-bassist
07-16-2007, 04:39 PM
Dude, everyone knows only posers and failed guitarists play with picks...
I really hope you're joking.

Edit: And I also hope the person below me is joking too.

jesus n me
07-16-2007, 04:39 PM
picks are for girls

Caustic
07-16-2007, 04:40 PM
Screw all that, I want to know where he got his flip-flops.

picks are for girls
Support your claims or leave the internet.

jesus n me
07-16-2007, 04:44 PM
picks are for guitar too

Waters?
07-16-2007, 04:47 PM
I find it funny, that I did 46&2 to warm up before a gig and my guitarist was like "dude you cant play symphony X".
There is somthing about his playing that makes him unique, maybe its cuz he stands out more than other bass players.
Tool themselves have a very unique sound, that makes em a great band.

anarkee
07-16-2007, 04:53 PM
picks are for guitar too

*Reported*. You're trolling, son.

Confused4930
07-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Justin Chancellor is a genius when it comes to effects.

jesus n me
07-16-2007, 05:36 PM
i just read the rules, sorry i though i was an asshole, but apparently im a troll. i just think bass players (especially good ones) should not use picks.

SublimeGuitar
07-16-2007, 05:39 PM
i just read the rules, sorry i though i was an asshole, but apparently im a troll. i just think bass players (especially good ones) should not use picks.

Well its good you have opinions :)

whack-a-bass
07-16-2007, 07:19 PM
anyways...thanks for the info guys

its irrelevant
07-16-2007, 09:13 PM
I kinda think its more just a combination of EQ and use of pick--like, I know he uses the pedals a lot, but to get his clean sound, it just takes a nice amp, clever EQ and a pick--I've got a somewhat similar tone with my bass, not perfect copy but its similar and I dont use pedals.

kromatik
07-16-2007, 09:32 PM
I really hope you're joking.



Yes, I was joking, I myself use a pick when I think it suits what I'm playing.

Confused4930
07-16-2007, 09:46 PM
Yes, I was joking, I myself use a pick when I think it suits what I'm playing.

I hope you honestly were joking....


Justin's tone would be **** without the pick

Revelation
07-16-2007, 11:27 PM
ya justin is the one bassist i don't want to switch to fingers...while a lot of bassists i wouldn't care either way i think his sound is so perfect that he should stick with it.

watchingmefall
07-16-2007, 11:33 PM
^ Totally, another one would be Chris Squire.

Emergancy Exit
07-17-2007, 04:05 AM
the ampeg preamp is a SVPCL pro and on the bottom of the rack i'm pretty sure one of them ( i think the other one is too) a stero crossover

also another unique part of his sound is he mixes his signal with mic'ed cabs and his bass split to a preamp and then DI'd to the board and he blends the two signals together (i'm asumeing the ampeg SCPCL )

he probably only uses maybe two effects at a time (well he does go crazy sometimes) but the situation he is in now probably is like this "well i play schism with this effect ... and in the grudge i use this effect so i have to keep it there" and so he proably only uses X pedal for maybe 3 songs and some of the pedals all the time and some pedals for 20 second warbles here and there and others for maybe a 20 second warble he only uses in one song.

in the new bass player magazine it diagramed his setup and it only showed like 7 pedals for his main sounds in this mag i found out about the bass into pramp DI'd plus miced speaker after bass head setup

0-n3gativ3
07-17-2007, 08:52 AM
lol never say JC should ditch a pick or you will get banned(i dunno if this was the reason, but was good enouph).
no one ever told victor wooten to ditch the fingers and start using pick.
thats just simple stupidity(im portuguese, sorry about the bad english).
everyone has the right to choose what to play with.
i started playing with finger, though was the best way to play , was all about fingers, but when i heard tool, theres was a bright light :D.
most of the songs are so ****ing simple, but yet so ****ing cool :D.
and a poser is someone who says that bass should be played only with fingers hes the one who doesnt know sh*t about playing bass but yet plays just to get attention, i play bass for love not "to be cool".