String Theory – Justin Chancellor

Here’s a fantastic video from Ernie Ball where Justin Chancellor talks about Bass, Strings, Tool and life in general.  Well worth the watch!

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Intension
Intension
4 years ago

What a cool dude. I think he’s the most reclusive of the band, and wish we would hear more from him because he’s righteous.

DRURY
DRURY
4 years ago

I ordered hybrid slinky Ernie ball strings right after watching this. Nice marketing.

Sure sounded like he may have been playing new tool bass parts in that video.

Very cool video

Earthrocker
Earthrocker
4 years ago

Like his Teepee

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
4 years ago

That was great. Such a legend.

hexagone
hexagone
4 years ago

Yeah he is a badass. I’d love to hear the stuff he records at his house. Adam should take his advice on songwriting. Glad he started playing stuff he wrote, at first I thought, no don’t keep playing Paul songs.

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
4 years ago

Very cool. Totally enjoyed that. Immediately loaded everything by Peach, Suns Of The Tundra and even Feersum Ennjin.

hexagone
hexagone
Reply to  jadrianjadrian
4 years ago

Feersum Enjinn, while great, has nothing to do with justin.

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
Reply to  hexagone
4 years ago

The reason I included Feersum Ennjin was because I hadn’t really paid enough attention to Justin’s bass playing. I had always considered the ‘guitar bass’ far more Paul’s thing because he plays that way and he uses a Rickenbacker, which is the most common bass used for that style. Justin primarily uses a Wal, which is not. I never really noticed how similar his sound and approach were to Paul’s. Therefore, I also loaded up on Feersum Ennjin.

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
4 years ago

great vid never heard him say so much.

Maynerd
Maynerd
4 years ago

He really does deserve a pat on the back.
He’s been so prolific in that recording studio of his over the last ten years.

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  Maynerd
4 years ago

Lol

264zn
264zn
4 years ago

Sounded like some ‘new’ stuff in there I reckon?? Nice chat – guys a dead set GC

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  264zn
4 years ago

I thought so at first. I jumped the gun in saying there was new stuff. He plays in order:
Forty Six & 2, intension, Aenema, 10,000 Days, and Schism.

:/

rinkwhopper
rinkwhopper
4 years ago

Must…go…buy…Ernie Ball…strings…

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
4 years ago

I prefer D’Addario strings for bass but when it comes to guitar, Ernie Ball Power Slinky is the way to go. Especially if you want a darker tone and a big fat Drop D sound.

However, I have never tried the strings he’s using so I may end up doing that soon.

The interview was cool. I always enjoy it when Justin has something to say. He’s a very prolific bassist and happens to be my favorite as a matter of fact. I love listening to his creative riffs and contours that he adds in.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
4 years ago

I loathe ernie ball power slinkys.

I’ve never gone back from elixir nanowebs since I switched (almost 8 years ago now). And I’ve easily been able to mimic adams tone when desired.

I reckon eb must have coated/long life strings (cbf to google it), but the standard ones turn to trash so quick… ugh. Still bitter about it.

😉

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  elusivEuphoria
4 years ago

I don’t use Power Slinky to mimic Adam’s tone. I like the gauges and tone. When I was playing gigs regularly I was changing strings once a week so it didn’t matter to me if they had corrosion or not. I also wipe my guitar down every time after playing also and my sweat is not very acidic so I don’t experience a lot of corrosion usually. As for coated strings… Ernie Ball and D’Addario both have them and I’ve tried both and they both suck. They add more treble in my experience and it just doesn’t work with my… Read more »

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
4 years ago

I just recently started using elixir phosphor bronze polywebs on my acoustic. Great tone. I don’t know how to describe it, but they sound bright and meaty at the same time with good harmonic response.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  elusivEuphoria
4 years ago

Yeah Elixir’s on an acoustic… pretty awesome stuff there.

Back to electric, I think I’m going to experiment with Drop C so I’m going to try out the Beefy Slinky’s soon. Wish me luck!

Anybody have experience with Drop C?

DRURY
DRURY
4 years ago

If you play bass, give DR handmade strings a try. I use the low riders. They have amazing sustain and maintain their newness longer than any other strings I’ve tried.

I put some Ernie ball hybrid slinkys on my rickenbacker yesterday and they seem good. Less sustain but more punch so far.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  DRURY
4 years ago

I’ll check those out for my bass.