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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lateralus_, Apr 17, 2005.
What equipment does the bass player use? I love the tone especially on the new album.
I'm pretty sure a Warwick Thumb.
I think he plays Warwanks. The last pic I saw of him showed him with an Ampeg rig.
Warwick and Ampeg.
Gotta remember that what you hear on a studio produced record may be different than what he plays with live. The sound on the record is also most likely a mix between micing a speaker cab and a direct line in...maybe through a DI box or straight outta his bass or through a studio preamp.
He uses Warwick Thumb NT's, I think. The latest stuff I've seen of him, including the video of Determined from the new CD, has him in front of great big Ampeg fridge-cabs.
That's what he used live in 2001. I'm not sure whether or not he still uses the same setup, but it's probably similar. As for recording, I'm not sure, but I've heard rumors that he used Mesa guitar cabs for his midrange sound on their first CD.
Im obsessed with mudvayne, lol. I actually got to meet them Last tuesday, on the album release day, in new york city.
Anyway, Warwick Thumbs which he customized with EMG pickups for the new album. DR "Hi Beam" Strings, through custom ampeg 8x10 cabinets powered by an SVT 2 Pro.
The videos from the new album, which are on the DVD or the one of determined on the website, show him using his thumb 5. One of them at least, lol.
he might have used svt2 pros in the past, but I've seen them 3 times live with SVT4s
In the studio, he records the bass numerous times...including direct in, through a mic, and through the guitar players mesa boogie 4x12 cabs
when did you see them? ive seen them 3 times as well, however, on their guerilla tour in february, for their show at CBGB, me being stupid, i went and waited by CBGB all day to try and see if i can get a chance to meet them, and although i didnt get to meet them, i saw the roadies unload all the gear, and i saw svt 2 pros. In addition, i was front row for the entire show, and if uve ever been to CBGB u know that the stage is super small, and if i would have reached out my hand i would have touched the neck of his bass. This was February 17th 2005. However, in the past he might have used 4 pros.
I know he does have a number of different amps he uses...I saw them 3 weeks ago, and he had the 4's...the first time I saw them (about 3 years ago) he used the Classic style ampegs, both heads and cabs, and if you say you saw him use the 2's I would believe it...hell if I was sponsored by them I would have every model they have
I don't understand why so many people give warwicks **** about their sound. They have great playability, and just listen to a mudvayne, 311, old Incubus etc for the tone...you can argue that they do a number of things in the studio to enhance the sound, but go see them live and it's still the same (at least with those 3 I mentioned). Now I have heard some people with warwicks sound incredibly bad...but that's due to a number of things...poor technique...not knowing what the hell they are doing with the controls...or not having an ear
i completely agree.. well said. I agree about incubus and mudvayne as well, i havnt seen 311. But i remember seeing mudvayne for the first time, and i said to myself, oh my god, the tone was unreal. i loved it. On the new album he uses overdrive and chorus for some parts... listen to IMN, for the breakdown, it really sticks out, or on Pulling the String, he clearly uses overdrive there.
When i met them i spoke to him for a few minutes, and he was just the nicest guy imagineable.. they all were really cool guys. Really nice.
You Lucky Bastard.
and all you guys beat me to the equipment question
He's my favorite Bassist.
In the new issue of Bass Player it states that he uses:
Basses: Warwick thumb 4 and 5 strings (tuned CGCF and GCGCF) strung w/ DR black Beauties
Rig: Ampeg SVT 4 pro head, Ampeg 8 X 10 cabinet, Avalon U5 DI/preamp
Hope that helps bro.
His Warwicks are also customized...they have Ebony boards, and now EMG p-ups.
Last I heard he was (and always had been) using Lo-riders for his strings.
He also has a Vampyre that he got recently as well. He's got 3 Thumb NT's. Two of them natural (4 and 5) and one that's all black.
I'm surprised this thread has lasted this long without someone pointing out the "search" function
Ah yeah, his vampyre, is he going to use that? i havent seen any pics of him using it yet..
hes got THUMBS!!!! the 2 natural 4 and 5, the 2 black with silver hardware 4 and 5, a 4 totally black (there might be a 5 totally black) and a vampire.
Don't forget he may be using that Vampyre LTD now too.
I rememmber when LD50 came out there was a post of his gear on guitargeek.com - at that stage it said he was using 2 SVT2 PRO's, 2 8x10 ampeg cabs, A dbx 160 compressor and a warwick thumb 5-NT