Are Three Days Grace using bass distortion?

On the Transit of Venus album, I don't hear any bass except an electronic-sounding line. I've plugged a bass guitar into a distortion pedal and it sounds very much like that. Is Brad doing this?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Most likely. I haven't heard the album in question, but it's pretty common for hard rock bass players to use overdrive, distortion, and/or chorus pedals to achieve a slightly-nastier sounding tone. If you want to get really wild, get your hands on a synth pedal or a bass wah. Smooth all these things out by running a compressor at the front of your effects chain, and you can come up with some pretty wild sounds!

    Good luck with your bass playing (and gear hunting)!


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