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Greg Lake rig on Emerson Lake & Palmer??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Nathan N707, Mar 29, 2021.


  1. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    Anybody knows where i can find some detailed information about it?? I just know some equipment that he used live but not in the studio, but both live and studio would help, thanks.
     
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    What year are we talking about? Initially, it was a Jazz bass, roundwounds(Rotosound, I would think), and Hiwatt stacks, all a hold over from his King Crimson days...

    ...then landing on Rickenbacker before moving to Alembic and custom builds...
    74204943-C421-4450-94E1-953B79FC0051.jpeg
    His amp rig evolved into a full range mini PA(that Fender Showman was for guitar, a cherry red Les Paul when I saw them).
     
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  3. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    Bro thanks, i think he used the hiwatts till like 1973? right? i wanted to know what he used after that, thanks
     
  4. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    I never understand his setup after the hiwatts, talking about the amps and cabinets, it's kinda confusing.
     
  5. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    so yeah i'm talking about the rig in 1974- and beyond, both studio and live
     
  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Don’t know if this will help, but it covers some of the PA style rig that he went to...
    Any Questions?
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    In the studio, anyone’s guess. In the 90’s he went to Trace Elliot stacks, adding extra tweeters. Here’s a clip of Lake recording with The Who...
     
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Wait, wut?
     
  8. b/o 402

    b/o 402

    Jul 14, 2015
    DC & MD
    At some point, he also used a Gibson Ripper too.
    Complete discussions in an earlier thread:
    Greg Lake's bass sound
     
  9. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    man thank you you even give more infromation that i ask, i was actually just asking about the merson lake and palmer period but i don't wan't to be boring asking a lot of questions, sorry if i am but what i really wanted to know it's what kind of cabinets is this behind him?[​IMG]
    Screenshot 2021-03-30 17.44.47.png
    From what i read in other threads his rig in elp after the hiwatts (After 1973) was as amp a crown dc300A and for cabinets is
    JBL 4520s cabinet with jbl horns, i just wanted to know if i am right, and if the jbl cabinets is the same as the image above.
     
  10. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    other good photos is this elp1974caljam-jpg.jpg
     
  11. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Oh yeah, the scoop cabs...
    https://jblpro.com/en/site_elements/4508-4520-4530-4550a-4560a-en3-en5-en8-information
    ....seen here:

    Pretty advanced for the time, I have have no idea what the preamp might have been, Ashley SC-40 or Furman? There wasn’t much else available. Entwistle was using a German brand, Stramp, as the control center of his huge pile of Sunn gear around that time. By the second half of the 70’s it was becoming more of a thing to have crossovers, power amps and multiple cabinets, Stanley Clarke, Sting, etc. I saw ELP in ‘72, but I just can’t remember what his rig was, maybe the Hiwatts, still? It was the last tour before they started getting stupid with the circus act stuff, the spinning piano and all that, but Emerson had a forerunner of the keytar that he’d run around on stage with, shooting out sparks, very phallic.
     
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  12. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    thank you very much you really helped me
     
  13. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
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  14. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    i dont know why the text is giant but...lul
     
  15. Nathan N707

    Nathan N707

    Nov 21, 2020
    maybe because is 600 watts
    LOL
     
  16. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    This
    Greg Lake's bass sound
     
  17. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Isolated bass from Karn Evil 9 BSS
    His Black and Trot Fender Jazz.
    He didn't start using his Gibson Ripper until 1/3 of the way through the Get Me a Ladder Tour which can be heard on the Triple Live Album 'Welcome Back' which was obviously released after BSS
    Gibson approached him as he was no longer using his beloved J-200 Acoustic Guitar and was no longer using any other Gibson (Les Paul) and having Zemaitis make custom guitars for him of both electric and acoustic varieties.


    Isolated Bass on 21st CSM
    Also a Jazz Bass here, but his sunburst. This also doesn't include his fuzz bass playing along with Fripp's guitar playing.
     
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