Peter Steele's live setup

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sartori, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. I'm not trying to cop his sound, but I'm curious to know what's in his live rig, including his bass (which appears to be some sort of custom instrument with a Ric style body, though I'd like to know more).
  2. Looks like it does,

    That's the best info I can see anywhere, really. Googling might reveal more.
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  4. the ric shape bass, its a custom made fernandes bass with sustainer system, he also plays a Washburn M-10 with a MM style Pickup.
    For FX he uses mainly a Boss CH-1 and A boss DS-1 and another bass flanger.
    i forgot what kinf os amp he uses, i know his rig consist of a preamp, powerr amp, compressor and who know what else..
    oh and 4 4x10 Pavey Cabs
  5. That information really isn't very specific and tells me little about the bass itself. You keep assuming I haven't looked on here. I have and found the information insufficient to sate my curiosity.
  6. SkulliesBass

    SkulliesBass Retired Yeti Tracker Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Long Island N.Y.
    I grew up down the block from, and played at Ace London studios where Type O rehearsed in Brooklyn. I'd still go there without my band, when my buddy Mike was working the desk and listen to Type O rehearse from outside the room. I remember Pete used these massive cabinets with 18" speakers and speaker horns on top. They played so f 'ing loud and Pete never sang while they practiced. Oh good times.
  7. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Took this from some other forums

    BTW not a fan, just bored on a Friday night :p so I know nothing more than this
  8. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    he's still using a washburn m10 bass live. he still records with his old '83 alembic spoiler. that is straight from johnny kelly. in the rack next to him he's got peavey max preamps and peavey poweramps. lately he's been using 3 810 (or 812) cabinets. on youtube he had a newer green fernandes. not sure which model. that ric-looking fernandes with the custom shape, i'm not sure has seen the light of day for years.
  9. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Claremont, CA.
    I'm intrigued by the concept of a Green there a link?
  10. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i'll try to find it when i get home...i think it's one of the rock AM a search on there for type o live rock am
  11. anechoic


    Oct 31, 2005
    Shirley, MA
    Isn't this the bass, which, as a part of its regular maintenance, gets a fresh coat of black and green Krylon before each tour?
  12. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    no, that's the washburn m10...which also gets red for the carnivore gigs...the fernandes is a bright green, sort of like the guitar that kenny has been playing since dead again came out...i totally forgot to look for that youtube vid last night
  13. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    here it is...i'm sure everyone with a search function has found it already though
  14. Kinda late but here's a good pic of Pete with the green Fernandes

  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Stumbled upon this thread while looking for info on Pete's basses. I wonder if the bass the OP is asking about is Peter's Alembic Spoiler? The only bass I didn't see mentioned in this thread...
  16. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    possibly, but the spoiler hasn't been used live in a super long time...from what i understand, though, the spoiler is the only bass he used to record with
  17. thombo


    Aug 25, 2006
    Denver, CO
  18. I was originally talking about the bass visible in this video. But thanks, all.
  19. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Pete was an aqauintence of mine, he told me that the Fernandes Sustainer was the key to his sound. It really sounded awsome.
    He had a very self depricating sense of humor, he could always crack me up.
    He could be a right bastard too! In that Rock and Roll kind of way.