Justin Chancellor

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Justin Chancellor
Justin chancellor tool roskilde festival 2006 cropped.jpg
Justin Chancellor appearing with Tool at the Roskilde festival in 2006.
Background information
Born(1971-11-19) 19 November 1971 (age 42)
London, England
OriginLondon, England
GenresProgressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal
OccupationsMusician, Book and record store owner
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsTool, Peach, Isis, M.T.void
 
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Justin Chancellor
Justin chancellor tool roskilde festival 2006 cropped.jpg
Justin Chancellor appearing with Tool at the Roskilde festival in 2006.
Background information
Born(1971-11-19) 19 November 1971 (age 42)
London, England
OriginLondon, England
GenresProgressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal
OccupationsMusician, Book and record store owner
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsTool, Peach, Isis, M.T.void

Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor (born 19 November 1971) is an English musician formerly in the band Peach[1] but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.[2] Since settling in the US, along with his engagement in his musical projects, he and his wife Shelee Dykman Chancellor used to run a store called Lobal Orning in Topanga, California, dedicated to music and literature "that shaped and changed" both of them. The store closed in 2008. He started M.T.Void music project with Piotr "Glaca" Mohammed from Sweet Noise. In October 2012, Chancellor featured as bass player on the song "In the Spirit Of.." on The Fusion Syndicate album, released by Cleopatra Records.[3] His track also appears on the 2014 album, The Prog Box.

Early life[edit]

Chancellor was educated at Tonbridge School in Kent, England, where he was the bass player for a school band named Slice of Life and used to perform a cover version of Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night in the dining room of his boarding house. The band released an eponymously titled tape featuring a song of the same name (Slice of Life). Chancellor went on to study at Durham University. Later he went on and joined the band formerly known as Peach.

Peach released an album and supported Tool in the early 90's in England. In September 1995 Tool were looking for a bass player and Justin moved to the United States to be in the band, and has remained with them since.

Equipment[edit]

Basses[edit]

Amplification[edit]

Formerly used

Effects[edit]

A DunlopTV video suggests that the Guyatone BR-2 has been replaced by a Dunlop MXR Bass envelope filter, however this is unconfirmed.

Distortion(dirty) channel-(Comes after the modulation signal is sent to clean amplifier (8x10), the modulated signal is returned to the grit/distortion channel then sent to the dirty amplifier(4x12))

Misc Effects-Live "play" extra pedal board

These pedals have not been confirmed to be used on any recordings, but have been seen on his board in studio snapshots.

Guest appearances[edit]

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