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Silverchair has a distinct sound when they get heavy in their non-frogstomp music. Its very bassy. In the song bridge of the song "untitled" and the chorus of "Spawn again" they have a really heavy sound. Does anyone know what he is doing to the guitars and bass effects wise and/or is he mixing it that way to make it sound so heavy?
Link to untitled --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BllWHwgl78M
LInk to spawn again --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzSxNWNPQY&feature=related

I've heard he uses a micro synth for the distinct heavy distortion. Is the bass using a microsynth? Do microsynths even make a sound like that? Is it just the bass or just the guitar?

I ask because Im looking into buying one if it is, I want to tap into that element of distortion that johns has. It really gets the point across.
If anyone has any answers at all to my broad question thanks in advance.
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Quote by Johnnyonthespot
Silverchair has a distinct sound when they get heavy in their non-frogstomp music. Its very bassy. In the song bridge of the song "untitled" and the chorus of "Spawn again" they have a really heavy sound. Does anyone know what he is doing to the guitars and bass effects wise and/or is he mixing it that way to make it sound so heavy?
Link to untitled --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BllWHwgl78M
LInk to spawn again --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzSxNWNPQY&feature=related

I've heard he uses a micro synth for the distinct heavy distortion. Is the bass using a microsynth? Do microsynths even make a sound like that? Is it just the bass or just the guitar?

I ask because Im looking into buying one if it is, I want to tap into that element of distortion that johns has. It really gets the point across.
If anyone has any answers at all to my broad question thanks in advance.


Wrong forum, but as i'm a Silverchair fanboy I'll answer. On Untitled it's an over driven bass on an Ampeg SVT using a pick near the bridge, i'll go as far as to guessing which bass it was, a Spector. Spawn Again is Daniel using his (at the time) Gibson Les Paul, through a Soldano Hot Rod and at that period of time he was using the Russian Big Muff, which does give a bassy tone and also being dropped to Db Ab Db Ab Db Db tuning. A lot of the low end is coming from the bass itself however.