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Does the bassist for spocks beard use a pick?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassist31588, Apr 27, 2003.


  1. I dont even know his name, but his tone has a lot a bite and is practically the same as Chris Squire's. I assume he uses a ric and I'm just curious if he uses a pic and what bass he uses?
     
  2. But I've heard some Billy Sheehan stuff with Mr. Big, and he gets a similar tone and he doesn't use a pick.
     
  3. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    His name is Dave Meros. I don't know if he plays with a pick or not, but I do know he plays/played with a Ric.
     
  4. I figured he did. That's probably one of the most recognizable tones in a bass, it's so unique. I like it. ;)
     
  5. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    It sounds like he uses another bass also. There is a part near the close of "At the End of they Day" that definatley isn't a Ric. It almost sounds like a Stingray. Anyways, he has a beautiful Ric sound and I really like his playing. He does a lot of very tasteful fills.
     
  6. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    Dave Meros almost exclusively uses a pick.
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Great bassist... very underrated IMO.
     
  8. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
    Most definitely.
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    He is a great player......and it sure sounds like a pick to me.
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Not sure, but I can tell you that Spock's Afro DEFINITELY uses a pick.

    *rimshot*

    Once again...if anyone needs me I'll be over here kicking my own a$$.

    brad cook
     
  11. a bit old, but .. oh well..

    DAve MERos does use a pic and his Ric is modified... it has J-BAss Pickups in the usual Jazzbass positions, and one of the steroe-outputs goes with the J-Pu's and the other one with the Ric Pu'S
     
  12. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Yeah....I picked up their DVD and he plays with a pick most of the time. He also uses his fingers on a couple songs....but mostly it's a pick.
     
  13. Splanky

    Splanky

    Jun 10, 2002
    Gothenburg Sweden
    Nicked of from the Spock´s beard site:
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    Bass: 1982 Rickenbacker 4001 modified with Badass Bridge, 4 pickups: 2 in the usual Rickenbacker positions and 2 in the Fender Jazz Bass positions

    Strings: DR Hi Beams

    Bass Synth: Korg Prophecy triggered by Rolls Electronics Midi Step pedals

    Preamp / effects: Digitech RP-21D (tube preamp / digital effects)

    Amp: Trace Elliot preamp, Balder 300w power amp, two speaker cabinets: one with 1- EV15" and an EV horn tweeter, one with 1- JBL 15"

    For live shows, I go from the bass into the RP-21, then into the amp and mic the amp. In the studio I go from the bass into both a direct box and the RP-21 / POD Pro, then both the DI and the POD go direct into seperate channels on the mixing desk
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    On the latest cd he also play´s some really tastefull frettless lines.
    Defenetly underrated player, very versitile and always makes himself heard without cluttering the song. IMHO!