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John Alderete

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Ozzyman, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Ozzyman


    Jul 21, 2004
    Does anyone know what bass he plays? He sounds amzing in Racer X.
    Oh, and what amp/cab setup does he have?
  2. Rico_2212


    Jul 6, 2004
    Dietzenbach, Germany
    Peavey Amps Club #64
    I've seen him with a Fender Jazz and an Ibanez. He used to endorse SWR amps.
  3. When Mars Volta played in Puerto Rico he used Fender Jazz Basses and Ampeg SVT Vintage amps...

    it sounded mazing!!! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  4. in his instructional video he plays an off the shelf Fender Jazz bass.
  5. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    In the March '92 issues of Bass Player, it's reported that he "currently tours with several 80's Fender Jazz Basses and a Tobias 5-string, all with Bartolini 94J quadrophonic pickups" and that he's "really looking forward to seeing the new Epiphone John Alderte Signature Bass; it will incorporate my ideas of what a bass should be: a Precision body with a Jazz neck, Bartolini 94Js, a Gotoh bridge, and a graphite nut'".

    I personally don't recall ever seeing any such signature bass on the market, however. Blame grunge if you must. ;)
  6. It's "Juan" now as well.
  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I like Johns....I mean Juan's playing on the new Mars-Volta C.D.! :cool: