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Dave Schools' Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassksun, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Can anyone tell me what this is?



  2. schmittuml


    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
    Modulus Quantam 6
  3. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Yep, Modulus......

    Dave is one bad m'fer.....I've been to many Panic shows and actually had the pleasure to meet him one time.
  5. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Yeah...that guy can play. I like his tone alot. Nice big tone.
  6. rontalsaurus


    Aug 19, 2002
    Love his playing, don't love his tone. It sounds great when processed as on "Light Fuse, Get Away", but direct from mics at the shows I've heard I'm not a big fan. Too scooped.
  7. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Never seen him live. His work with Gov't Mule turned me onto him.
    Recorded his tone is soooo thick.
  8. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Personally I think his live tone is as good as it is on record. I think his tone always sounds kinda scooped.
  9. minotaurd


    Nov 23, 2008
    can any one tell me what the wood on the bass pictured is?
  10. Probably maple top.
  11. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I've seen Panic a BUNCH of times over the years (first show I saw was '91). Dave is a fine player indeed and, though I've never met him, from the interviews I've seen & read, my guess is that he is one cool dude in person. Probably humble as hell and a blast to be around.
  12. IdealWay


    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    Chechen or Bubinga top
  13. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Love Dave Schools and his tone. Almost saw Panic in Chicago last year, but couldn't swing tickets. Next time...
  14. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    re Schools' tone, to my ears that's a very classic Modulus tone. What sounds perhaps "scooped" is the fact that there isn't a pronounced "bump" in the mids; instead, it's a more even spread. Hence the seemingly paradoxical "scooped but thick".

  15. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Aha! Modulus is it! It takes courage to play with that kind of definition.
  16. Konquest


    Aug 26, 2003
    It is a walnut topped Q6.
  17. BWB


    Aug 30, 2000
    Knoxville TN
    From Bass Player, July 2006


    Love me some Widespread Panic. Been going to 10-15 shows a year since first seeing them in 1988. Only made it to 7 this year though ... an "All Time Low" LOL
  18. Dave Schools is the reason I bought my Modulus (although I got a Q5). His tone is incredible and when he lays it down, he lays it down.

    Here is his rig...at least it was a few years back.


    Took me forever to find out what he used as far as preamp, amps, etc.....

    I have seen Panic more times than I care to admit and traveled the country doing so...but the guy is a madman on bass. I met him after a Gov't. Mule show at Janus Landing in St. Pete, Florida....really nice guy. I wanted to steal his bass........

    Edit: oops, didn't see the link had already been posted...haha
    StrangerDanger likes this.
  19. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Modulus is now on the GAS List:

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