Billy Cox Equipment

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know what equipment Billy Cox used to use with Band of Gypsies. I love that old school sound. I'm pretty sure it was a Jazz but I dont know what he played through. Thanks for your replies!
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I just watched my "band of gypsies" dvd and could not tell what he was using. The stage was dark and small but he did have something stacked up. You should get the "band of gypsies" live at the Filmore east dvd.
  3. Sunn, perhaps?

    probably the same make that Jimi was being supplied with at the time.
  4. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    He played a Fender Jazz, but I do not konw what amps he used.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I'm looking in the book, Live At The Fillmore East: A A Photographic Memoir(pages 51-52)...
    The Band Of Gypsies are shown during a soundcheck-
    Hendrix has 3 Marshall stacks.
    Cox has, what looks like 3 Sunn stacks with 4 Fender Bassman-style heads(maybe they're Showman amps?) + 2 other Fender-style guitar amps(one looks like a Twin, the other is a little larger).
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I saw him with Hendrix, Jazz bass wirh Sunn cabs.
  7. was it standard or e-flat like hendrix ?
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Of course, other concert shots show Billy with various other amps, including Marshalls.
  9. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I read were Billy said they tuned to E-flat.