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Paramore Rig?

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by TaySte_2000, Dec 5, 2013.


  1. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Firstly congrats on the dep slot, secondly what's the gear plan? Are you just going to use Jeremy's gear while he's on paternity leave? Or are you sneaking some toys in there?

    Also are you going to play slap bass on ain't it fun? If so what multi string coffee table bass will you be doing it on? :hyper: :D

    Congrats to Jeremy on the inbound new born and I believe similar congrats are in order for you too? :bag:
     
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    I'm using Jeremy's very, very sophisticated rig, which sounds quite good. It's similar to my NIN rig...dual redundant, Sans amp-based, MIDI switching, with Ashdown power and two 8x10's. Also his basses, his strings, his tunings, etc.

    I literally flew into Philadelphia on the day of show on Wednesday, put on my in-ears, and walked onto the stage and was handed his bass, and played to a full arena. No rehearsal, no soundcheck. It was gnarly. But somehow I got out alive. Next shows will be much easier.

    Yes, slap bass on ain't it fun, but I'm just rocking one of Jeremy's G3 basses in C# F# B E tuning.

    Yes, my wife is expecting!

    J
     
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  4. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Congrats dude

    As I said on twitter Paramore right now has to be the most fun stage to be on in the world.
     
  5. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Does Taylor roll across your back during Pressure? :hyper:
     
  6. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    I have about two dozen thirteen year old girls asking me the same thing on Twitter. :rolleyes:
     
  7. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Well at least I asked about the gear first ;)

    Gonna get me a Diabolik soon ;) you did me right on the amp and string recommendations
     
  8. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    Congrats, Justin! Awesome news.
     
  9. Bahaha! The last time I went to a P-more show, I was more than glad I took my ear plugs. Not for the FOH, but for the legions and legions of said screaming 13 year olds. The nature of the beast I guess!
     
  10. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
    I feel better about my fill-in situation tomorrow now. Not even close to this stressful. Ha ha ha. :)

    Congrats on the baby!! When are you expecting to take your own paternity leave?
     
  11. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Late April - Late May. Depending on what I'm doing at the time, touring or producing. I still don't know what I'm going to be yet when I grow up.
     
  12. ETThompson

    ETThompson Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Congratulations JMJ! That's great!
     
  13. Congrats JMJ. Congrats on the album (I was never really into Paramore, but this album is something else. Another level. Lovely production. Bass sounds great. )
    Congrats on the incoming new family member too.
     
  14. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Thank you very much, gents! I appreciate the thoughts on Paramore, rodl2005.
     
  15. Mads

    Mads Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Oslo, Norway
    Life is more fun that way;)

    Congrats on the kid :hyper:
     
  16. First, congrats on your incoming offspring. That's gnarly. Perhaps he/she will be blessed with the fro?

    Second, can you do a run-down of the gear you're using with Paramore? How was learning the bass parts? was it planned you'd be filling in and had time to learn the material or was it like a days' notice type of thing?

    Third, does Zelly have the fro?
     
  17. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Thanks. I don't personally see having a child on the way as "gnarly", but to each his own perspective. The Paramore rig is basically Sans Amp PSA 1.1's cascading into Ashdown heads, each driving an 8x10 and a 2x15. Otherwise, I haven't really been paying attention. Learning the bass parts was easy. It's fun playing for my friends, they are such nice people.
    JMJ
     
  18. Actually looked up what gnarly meant, I've been using it in the wrong context for years! sorry 'bout that!

    http://translate.google.ca/translat...earch?q=jeremy+davis+gear&client=safari&hl=en

    This link should answer most gear questions, great videos. Very detailed! Riley seems to REALLY know his stuff. That's a crazy rig!

    How many of the basses are tuned standard and tuned C#?

    And what tuning is Still Into You in?
     
  19. I can answer that:

    C# F# B E, same as ain't it fun and brick by boring brick.

    I've written a paramore bass book, with a few others here:

    http://aidanhampson.co.uk/bass-songbooks/

    Let me know if you'd like a look!
     
  20. Brendan Richko

    Brendan Richko

    Sep 14, 2014
    What I have a hard time figuring out is how he found such rare basses. I mean a C.A.R. G3 with ebony fretboard. Tobaccoo burst with ebony fretboard. A full ebony G3. I'm amazed on how many rare G3's they found.
     



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