Lou Hannoe

Superhero Rock Bassist

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Loud and with attitude! Top-shelf bass playing that adds something special to your song.

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Interview with Lou Hannoe

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: The right tool for the right job! I typically blend low and high-tech tools in my work because both have their place.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: First and foremost would be some kind of solar panels, since none of my gear will work without electricity...! I'd bring my custom bass, 'The Anomaly', along with my favorite tube compressor, recording interface, and my laptop. Everything else can be done well enough in software!

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Clanky! I love hearing the bass snarl when you really dig into it, whether that be fingerstyle, with a pick, tapping, or slapping.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: When you think the song is finished, it's really important to step away from it for at least a day (ideally longer). When you come back to it and listen with fresh ears, you'll know right away if it really is finished, or if there's more work to be done.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: In my heart and soul, I'm a rock musician and loud noises are my area of expertise.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: High-energy bass playing with attitude! I like to melt faces and/or assist others in doing the same.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I primarily record my basses through a tube compressor, direct into the recording interface. Depending on what the song needs, sometimes I will also add effects pedals to the signal chain.

GenresSounds Like
  • Les Claypool
  • TOOL
  • Death From Above 1979
Gear Highlights
  • 'The Anomaly' - Custom Fender-style active P/J with whammy bar
  • Musicman Sterling
  • Warwick Corvette Fretless
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  • New EP with Rival Order!Oct 15, 2020

    Excited to be in the studio working with this fine group of humans again. This time around, we're working on a 5-track EP covering a range of metal sounds, from classic to modern.

    Should be a fun project!