Tim Commerford's Setup

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  1. Stickk

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    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​

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    -Music Man StingRay
    -natural finish
    -pickguard removed

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

    Amplification​

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    -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​

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    -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

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    -Fender Jazz Bass
    -Sunburst
    -Black Pickguard
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

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    -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

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    -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

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    -Black Jazz Bass
    -Mirror Pickguard
    -Bad Ass II Bridge

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    -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

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    -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

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    -Custom Ovation Acoustic Bass
    -24 Fret Neck

    Amplification​

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    -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

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    -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​

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    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Sunburst
    -Pearloid Pickguard

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    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Natural Ash Finish
    -Maple Inlay Fret Markers

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    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -Sunburst
    -Red Tortoise Pickguard

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    -Lakland Joe Osborn
    -White Pickguard

    Amplification​

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    -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

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

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Bassmingo

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

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    so the custom straps are just really wide?
     
  7. Amitio

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    On the bass with the pickguard partly missing you say its a gotoh bridge but it looks just like a Badass bridge.:confused:
     
  8. Stickk

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    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.
     
  9. Stickk

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    Yep.
     
  10. Stickk

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    I believe he's just bending the strings with a hint of the Marshall Guv'nor on.
     
  11. isher1992

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    What songs has he played the Ovation on? Just the unplugged recordings?
     
  12. Stickk

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    Yeah, just w/ the AOL live sessions.
     
  13. Hamrhed

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    Great thread- thanks for the info :D
     
  14. Stickk

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    You're welcome.
     
  15. Strongjag

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    **** 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.
     
  16. isher1992

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    You're right.

    I would never have caught that.
     
  17. Strongjag

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    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
     
  18. Bassmingo

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    really? i swear i can hear some type of envelope effect on it too.
     
  19. isher1992

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    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.
     
  20. isher1992

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    Maybe his wah pedal being rocked every so slightly?
     
  21. Stickk

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

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