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Justin's Gear

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by TaySte_2000, Mar 27, 2008.


  1. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

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    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I Compiled this from various threads and things and figured it would be useful and save people asking question that might be answered.

    I've written it as if Justin said it which for the most part is true as it just various quotes and things.

    Lists of other gear used - From Bass Player Magazine

    Amps & Cabinets
    Ampeg B-15R flip-top tube combo
    Ampeg B100R solid-state combo
    Ampeg SVT tube head
    Ampeg SVT-810 cabinet
    Aguilar GS 112 cabinet
    Mesa/Boogie Walkabout amplifier
    Mesa/Boogie 1x15 cabinet
    SWR Redhead combo

    Studio Rack
    API 560 graphic EQ
    API 525 compressor
    API 312 mic preamp/DI
    Empirical Labs Distressor compressor
    Line 6 Bass PODxt Pro
    Moog Three-Band Parametric EQ
    MXR M-80 Bass DI+
    Tech 21 SansAmp Bass RBI

    Enjoy
     
  2. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

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  3. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

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    Added a new pic with the Starfire and moved some things around so the match the pictures better
     
  4. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

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    Added some info on "Other basses" that I found over at Bass Player
     
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  6. eshears

    eshears

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    Here's a few more gear pics I found from http://www.gibsonbass.com:


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    Gibson RD Artist, Guild B301, Starfire, Fender Jazz and 1979 Wal Pro IIE



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    Ebony Ripper and late 90s natural Thunderbird



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    1969 and 1974 Ampeg B-15's



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    Wal, Fender, Guild, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Hofner, etc, etc
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    That's the hottest picture of the bunch! I WILL have one of those 70's B-15N's by the end of next month! My wife went way over-budget on our new house, so I no longer feel bad when I buy new gear that I don't really need ;)
     
  8. jro

    jro

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    Justin, Do you still have a Fano Rhythmstar bass? I'm a big XTC fan, especially Colin Moulding's bass playing. He played a Fano and a Vox Apollo on their last albums and read your review of a Fano also. Figuring out what Colin played caused me to buy a Wal long before they became unobtainable.
     
  9. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    I have a Fano Rhythmstar, yes. It's pretty damn cool, I don't play it enough. Sounds great, plays so easy. Great midrange voice.

    JMJ
     
  10. irvinz

    irvinz

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    has too much gas
    with the amount of gear you have, im sure lots of basses dont get enough attention =p
    man i wish i had that life
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Dude, I went over 15 years playing professionally with only one bass because it was all I could afford. You can only play one at a time. Yeah, it's fun now to own a few basses for variety, but owning a buttload of basses won't make or break you. People hire Justin for his playing first.
     
  12. irvinz

    irvinz

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    has too much gas
    oh yes. by life i mean the talent as well =p
     
  13. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    +1. No one cares about my bass collection but me. Rick Rubin or the Dust Brothers or Butch Vig don't bat an eye when they see cartage rolling in with three giant trunks. It's actually pretty standard for myself and my peers. I do have too many basses, and mostly, let's get real, they are not really that important. I could get by with two or three if needed, butthat'snevergonnahappensogivememylaptopbacktoIcangolookonebay!!!!!!!!!!
    :D

    Seriously though, there are some clients who hire me because I HAVE specific basses. One guy loves my Ricky, another T-Birds, another wants my whole collection of hollow bodies and junkers over there when I do a session.

    JMJ
     
  14. jro

    jro

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    Well at least you can justify them because its your living. I have no reason to have more than one (ok, two) other than my ocd-ish short attention span, crow like tendencies. Look! Something Shiny!

    Hopefully my wife will believe they are a good investment a while longer.
     
  15. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

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    This is the best word ever made up
     
  16. Jazzman

    Jazzman

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    What do you do, bring a cargo-van to recording sessions? (This is a serious question. ;))
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    It's so good that I'm going to steal it and use it when he's not looking ;)
     
  18. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

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    Really? Of all the things you could steal from JMJ when he's not looking you're going to take a word? :eek::eyebrow::confused:






    :D
     
  19. irvinz

    irvinz

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    yeah. now if i lived around him =p...
     
  20. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    I use a cartage company. Most of my gear is stored there, too.

    http://loncohen.com/storageframe.html
     
  21. kevteop

    kevteop

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    I was wondering whether you do all maintenance on your basses yourself. That's that question answered - thanks.

    Wish I had a bass butler. Or the need for a bass butler.
     

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