Brian Gibson: Lightning Bolt?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by stevekim, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. stevekim


    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
  2. Malcom


    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    Brian Gibson has used two basses in Lightning bolt. The first has beat up jazz shaped body with neck, hardware, and electronics from a Musicman Stingray. Lately, as the band has started to get money, he's moved to a pretty Green Stingray. Both have three bass strings with a tiny banjo string replacing the G string.

    Effects are A Boss Super Overdrive, Bass Over Drive, OC-2 Octaver, and a Digitech Bass Whammy. Recently he's added a Line 6 Delay pedal to the mix.

    Amps are a mixed bag. An SVT II, a Hartke something, QSC Poweramp, Crest Poweramp, Two SWR Goliath 4X10's, some other (noname) 4X10, a 1X15 or 18, and a Marshall 1960A 4X12. It doesn't matter too much, since everything gets cannibalized, repaired, and replaced as needed. Besides, at 3200 watts, who's going to notice the tonal nuances of your amp?
  3. They are one loud rockin' band.

    *needs to see them. [even more so than usual because they live in providence which is a 20 minute ride from my house] *
  4. kylejamesbaker


    Jul 7, 2011
    Lightning bolt is the coolest live band ever. I saw them with deerhoof. Such a good show. Brian Gibson's sound is so huge and gnarly. And Chippendale's indecipherable vocals and frantic drumming are so awesome.