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Tim Commerford's Setup

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stickk, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    NOTE! I know there is a thread similar to this, but that setup thing was missing a few things. This thread is a corrected version of that thread.
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    Tim Commerford's Setup

    1992-1996

    Basses​

    [​IMG]
    -Music Man StingRay
    -natural finish
    -pickguard removed

    -Rickenbacker 4001 (used pre-Rage Against the Machine)

    Amplification​

    [​IMG]
    -2 Ampeg SVT-2PRO Heads
    -2 Ampeg 8x10 Cabinets (these were covered by an American flag that was burned often

    Pedalboard​

    -Marshall Guv'nor Distortion
    -MXR Flanger
    -Dunlop Bass Wah

    1996-2000

    Basses​

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -natural ash finish
    -no pickguard
    -one volume knob, one tone knob
    -Tim rewound the pickups on that particular bass and had Fender Custom Shop make several more

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Sunburst
    -Black Pickguard
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Olympic White
    -Read Tortoise pickguard
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Black
    -Red Tortoise pickguard

    Amplification​

    -2 Ampeg SVT-2PRO Heads
    -2 Ampeg 8x10 Cabinets

    Pedalboard​

    -Dunlop Bass Wah
    -Boss OC-2 Octave
    -Boss DD-3 Delay
    -Homemade Overdrive (made from a broken wah)
    -Custom ABY Amp Selector
    -Aphex Punch Factory

    2002-2006​

    -Same basses used from 1996-2000

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Natural Ash
    -Tortoise Red Pickguard
    -Pickup Selector
    -Gotoh Bridge
    -It appears the pickguard was cut so he could put the thumb rest on easier

    -White Fender Jazz Bass
    -Red Tortoise Pickgaurd
    -Tuned BEAD
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

    [​IMG]
    -Black Jazz Bass
    -Mirror Pickguard
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Black
    -Red Tortoise pickguard
    -Left-handed Precision Bass neck (so the B string would be tighter)
    -Tuned B-E-A-D
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

    [​IMG]
    -Fender Custom Shop Double Neck Bass
    -Cherryburst
    -One neck tuned E-A-D-G, the other tuned B-E-A-D
    -Never been used live

    [​IMG]
    -Custom Ovation Acoustic Bass
    -24 Fret Neck

    Amplification​

    [​IMG]
    -Ampeg SVT-2PRO Head (Distortion)
    -Ashdown ABM 500RC EVO (Overdrive)
    -Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600 (Clean)
    -Ampeg 8x10 Cabinet
    -2 Ampeg SVT 4x10 Cabinets

    Pedalboard

    [​IMG]
    -2 Dunlop Bass Wahs (one for the clean channel, one for the distortion channel)
    -Aphex Punch Factory
    -Homemade Overdrive Pedal
    -Custom ABY Amp Selector
    -Boss OC-2 Octave (the picture above doesn;t show this pedal)

    2008

    Basses​

    [​IMG]
    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Sunburst
    -Pearloid Pickguard

    [​IMG]
    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Natural Ash Finish
    -Maple Inlay Fret Markers

    [​IMG]
    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Sunburst
    -Red Tortoise Pickguard

    [​IMG]
    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -White Pickguard

    Amplification​

    [​IMG]
    -2 Ampeg SVT-VR heads
    -2 Ampeg 8X10 Cabinets

    Pedalboard​

    -Same as the 2002 era pedalboard, except one wah instead of two

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    Miscellaneous

    Thumb Rests​

    -Tim has custom (or homemade) thumb rests on all of his basses. They're long and skinny, and fit in between the jazz bass pickups

    Strings​

    -Tim is an endorser of Ernie Ball Strings

    Bass Detuners​

    -Tim has been known to put Hipshot Bass Xtender on some of his basses

    Straps​

    -Tim uses custom Levy straps that fit around his entire houlder rather than just the clavicle

    Strap Locks​

    -Tim uses Grolsch rubber beer bottle tops as strap locks

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    More Bassists's rigs to come, leave comments and request bassist's setups please!​
     

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  2. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

    Jun 10, 2007
    what kind of microphones does he use in his cabs? I couldn't identify by the pic alone
     
  3. JoshGuardo

    JoshGuardo

    Mar 20, 2008
    Norway
    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Bassmingo

    Bassmingo

    Nov 6, 2008
    Ireland
    can someone tell me how he gets the verse sound on township rebellion from the first album?
     
  5. rezin

    rezin

    Sep 26, 2006
    Madison, WI
    so the custom straps are just really wide?
     
  6. On the bass with the pickguard partly missing you say its a gotoh bridge but it looks just like a Badass bridge.:confused:
     
  7. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    It is possibly a BAII. BAII's and Gotoh's look very similar, and on the pictures I've seen of that bass I haven't been able to verify if its a BA or a Gotoh, so I put Gotoh.
     
  8. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    Yep.
     
  9. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    I believe he's just bending the strings with a hint of the Marshall Guv'nor on.
     
  10. What songs has he played the Ovation on? Just the unplugged recordings?
     
  11. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    Yeah, just w/ the AOL live sessions.
     
  12. Hamrhed

    Hamrhed

    Dec 26, 2007
    Ky
    Great thread- thanks for the info :D
     
  13. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    You're welcome.
     
  14. Strongjag

    Strongjag Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    **** The black jazz with the reverse headstock is a Precision neck, not jazz.

    ****The natural Joe Osborn has maple inlay's for markers, not blocks.
     
  15. You're right.

    I would never have caught that.
     
  16. Strongjag

    Strongjag Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    Sorry, didn't mean to be a dick if thats how I came across. Just this guy was going for complete info and.... well sorry lol.

    /shame
     
  17. Bassmingo

    Bassmingo

    Nov 6, 2008
    Ireland

    really? i swear i can hear some type of envelope effect on it too.
     
  18. You are not! I wouldn't have caught it, but you're right.

    I've never seen that before.

    I've seen people put Jazz necks on P-basses (Which I don't like) but never a P-bass neck on a jazz bass.
     
  19. Maybe his wah pedal being rocked every so slightly?
     
  20. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    Nah it's fine, thanks for the info. Zoidberg, best character ever (especially as Jesus in the christmas special):D
     



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