Justin speaks to Bass Guitar

Justin speaks to Bass Guitar

In another excellent interview, Justin Chancellor talks about Tool with the UK edition of Bass Guitar magazine. He talks about the writing process, his use of various different basses and effects to achieve the sounds you hear on Fear Inoculum.

Perhaps most interesting is discussion of a signature Crybaby wah pedal:

I’m also developing a signature Crybaby wah pedal with Dunlop. It’s going to combine two different character wahs with an engageable distortion effect.

Sounds pretty sweet to me! Looking forward to hearing when this will come to fruition!

You can get a copy of the magazine here.

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Maynerd
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Maynerd

So Hellboi, how has your Speleological interest been going this year?

Obitokamui
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Obitokamui

Great cave discussion. Lol

I really love the bass line in invincible. I always find myself listening to Justin’s bass lines. I think I prefer the mix in 10,000 days. The bass really stands out and they sound like a 3 piece.

Also I’ve been reading the articles and comments since 2010. Great site.

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

I genuinely wondered if Justin and Adam switched tasks, using their own instruments. Then I heard from Adam that indeed Tool does do this. Adam will play bass lines with his lead and Justin will create lead riffs with his bass. I don’t have the ear or guitar knowledge to know when this is happening but it is impressive just knowing these artists love pushing their own limits.

children
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children

I think it is more a result of their experimentation. Adam said in his interview that he or Justin bring in a riff and they both will try playing that riff while the other comes up with something to compliment it. Whichever makes the hair stand up. Danny plays something to bring it all together and music is born. That’s what I gathered anyway..

Obitokamui
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Obitokamui

I really have enjoyed listening/reading the interviews with Justin. I haven’t had the chance to read or listen to an Adam interview yet.

Maynerd
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Maynerd

I’ve been very disappointed with the interviews promoting the album. All very boring. Barely touching on technical details of recording the album. All seem so fascinated with the album taking a long time to happen, and asking excessive and shitty questions about that.

Obitokamui
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Obitokamui

I enjoyed the Ernie ball podcast with Justin. But I do agree that a lot of the discussion has been about why it took so long.