xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

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xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by danv1983 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:15 am

can anyone tell me the main bass chain used on xtc's album "drums and wires"????? thanks! i really like the tone in scissor-man.
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by takeout » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:06 am

Colin Moulding's brain > Colin Moulding's fingers > Wal bass > direct box of some sort.

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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by danv1983 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:45 am

I was wondering more along the lines of what gear was used. mics?, amps?, effects, di's?, compressors, limiters, eq's, etc
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by tony moore » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:51 am

There was an article on Colin in Bass Player a couple years ago. If I remember corretly, he even went into a bit of detail on what basses and amps he was playing in different periods. Maybe go to their website and try searching for a back issue?

But I do remember being surprised at the myriad of basses he has used. I think his favorite at the time was some kind of Vox thru a G-K 12" combo mic'ed...

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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by Rivers » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:06 am

Don't think the Wal made an apperarance till much after Drums and Wires.
I seem to remember a Vox Bass and maybe a older Fender short scale..?Musicmaster?.
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by Coco » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:30 am

Man, XTC is one of my all time favorite bands. I am stoked there is even a question regarding them on this forum. I would love to hear about some of their gear choices, recording chains, stories from engineers/producers ect... Not really much info out there regarding that stuff that I am aware of.
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by danv1983 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:54 am

yes, any info appreciated. tone in the fingers eh, i believe that to an extent - i am interested in finding out more about the gear side of the timbre.
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by lonesome_tone » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:32 pm

dave gregory is a major major guitar geek (in the nicest sense of the word) and has a very detailed website about his collection. although, yea, colin played bass and all, you could probably email dave and ask. i picked his brain about amps once, he was really cool.

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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by danv1983 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:37 pm

thanks lonesome.
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Re: xtc drums and wires,,,, bass chain

Post by danv1983 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:33 am

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