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Guns and Roses bassist question!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PasdaBeer, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    anyone know what kinda gear the bassist they had used.....i know there was more then one bassist for them over the years, but they sounded pretty similar.

    Just curious if anyone knew much about em, i really dig there tone, and i dialed in pretty close to it, with a lil more of my flavor added : )
  2. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    The Bassist was Duff McKagan. He played Fender Jazz Bass
    Specials, GK Amps and Rotosound "spacer" strings. I think
    he had a signature set of these Rotosounds, which are now
    discontinued, with his mug on the front of the package.
    He plays with Velvet Revolver now. www.velvetrolver.com

  3. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    Cool deal, didnt sound like a jazz to me, must have a pre amp on it to boost his treble real hard.
  4. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    I think they had a P-J pickup configuration and they may
    have been active. I'm not sure.

  5. Kavorka


    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Fender Jazz Specials...

    Fender canned the line so the Fender Custom Shop builds them now.
  7. Duff Mcgruff chicago illinois 60652
  8. I believe Duff was the bassist for the whole run (I don't consider Gn'Rs current line-up to be Gn'R) untill 1997
  9. i think you mean duff Mckagan the bass player for guns and roses and velvet revolver :spit:
  10. outofthedeep

    outofthedeep Guest

    Jan 14, 2004
    East Texas
    Duff said so himself in a magazine article (BP I think) that he hates active Pups.... said he tried 'em one time, the battery was dead, so he went back to passive for good.
  11. nobuhiko takada

    nobuhiko takada

    Jul 1, 2004
    no i think he meant skruff mcgruff chicago illinois 60652!!!!!!!
  12. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    He favored the chorus effect as well.
  13. Duff was and is the only bass player for G'N'F'N'R. :p
  14. lawndart


    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    C'mon Tommy Stinson did a pretty good job as well. He aint no Duff but Tommy rocks just as hard.