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My main rig - what's yours

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bracchus, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. bracchus


    Mar 4, 2010
    I think I'm at a good place as far as setting up my main rig. I have the Fender American Deluxe Jazz V - SWR 700 WORKINGPRO - Eden D410XLT cab and Zoom B3 effects.

    If you don't have anything else to do, share yours (main rig only)
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    My Hofner club - ampeg ba108.....that's it.
  3. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    Stingray 5H, Aguilar Tone Hammer, Creek Headphone Amp, 1964 Ears Quads.

    My backup is 2x DNA 112's and an Eden 300T or WTX-500.
  4. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Mesa Carbine M9 amp, two TKS W2126 cabs, Darkglass B7K preamp.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    A bass - most often one of:

    Sadowsky UV70 5-string with Pope Flex Core preamp
    Fender American Jazz Deluxe FMT V
    Fodera Viceroy bolt-on 5

    An amp, most often one of:

    GK MB800
    GK MB Fusion 800
    Glockenklang Blue Soul

    A cab, most often:

    Bergantino CN 212
    but occasionally Bergantino AE210 or AE410
  6. Bass depends on the gig but probably the Deusenberg Starplayer or my humble but lovable MIJ P Bass.

    My bigger gig amp is a Mesa M-Pulse through a Berg HS410 but I usually get by with a MBF 500 --> HS 210
  7. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003

    99% of the time, it's the Sadowsky Vintage 4 string
    I have a recording session coming up that I'll use my 75 fretless Precision.
    If I'm gigging in France, I use my 80's Squier Jazz MIJ out of convenience.

    Strangely enough, my main amp these days for my regular Monday night pub gig is a Schertler Jam 150 Pro. 150 watts into an 8 inch speaker. It sounds so warm. I run vocals through it as well.

    I have Roland CB100 that is a great amp. Roland is well known for making great keyboards, pedals, guitar amps. I ever ever considered Roland for bass amps. Mne was bought as a rehearsal amp and it's seen more gigs than my Markbass set up.

    The big amp is a rare Markbass head. Rare in North America. It was out here long before Markbassa came to the states. I run it into an SWR Bassic 2-Way. Haven't used this set up in over two years.
  8. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Main basses are an 05 Upton Hawkes upright, 09 MIA Precision, 76 Precision with PJ pickups, and 95 P Lyte with EMG's. They go into a series of pedals, then into an A-Designs REDDI tube DI, and then into whatever Ampeg amp and cab I feel like bringing, usually a new V4B or Heritage SVT-CL, into a Heritage 810e or two SVT 210av's.
  9. Status / Warmoth Jazz with EMG X s, Boss GT10B , Mesa M-Pulse 600, Barefaced Big Twin 2.

  10. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    2010 Rickenbacker 4003
    Ernie Ball volume pedal
    Diamond Fireburst
    Boss CE2 chorus
    DOD 575A flanger
    Boss DD3 delay
    Keeley compressor
    SWR Bass 350
    SWR 4X10 cabinet and/or Peavey 2X10 cabinet
    Moog Taurus III bass pedals into PA
  11. beyondhelp


    Dec 9, 2012
    City rig:
    Fender active Jazz into MXR DI + into Orange Terror 1000 -into two Orange sp 2x12's
    When there is a 8x10 backline I bring my Ampeg Svt 4pro and DI from that.
  12. GigJones


    Jun 10, 2009
    I just played a gig, last night, with my main rig:

    Marcus Miller 4-string Fender Jazz -> Mark Bass Little Mark III -> Epifani UL410

    It sounded great.
  13. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    This is usually what I use:

    2011 MIA Fender Jazz Deluxe, the original active electronics have been replaced with passive Lindy Fralin pickups, new pots and capacitors

    1982 MIA Fender Precision

    U.S. Built Ampeg SVT 6 Pro

    Two U.S. built Ampeg SVT 410HE cabs

    I own other gear but this is what I use on almost every gig
  14. Ampeg SVT Classic Master @ 3:00 , Gain between 9:00 to 11:00 depending on venue. Classic 8 10 e cab. Fender P Bass with Chrome flats , Tone @ 4. Vol between 7 and 8. (strat. knobs with numbers on 'em) If the venue has wonky electrics , I'll use a Peavey Mark 6 s.s. head. If there's a lot of steps involved , they get the Peavey head and a Peavey 2 15 cab.(Haven't had to do this in quite a while) XLR out of Ampeg head or DI out of Peavey head from Pre out for FOH gigs.
  15. James_E


    Jan 26, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Ernie ball ray 5 into mesa m9 carbine into a powerhouse 4x12.

    Also use a sansamp direct into a qsck10 sometimes.
  16. DLaunder


    Sep 8, 2010
    It depends on the gig really.
    For classic rock cover band gigs...

    Currently a Lakland 55-02, GB Shuttlemax 9.2, Berg AE410. Sprinkle in a little flanger, envelop filter, and a ParaEQ and I'm ready for anything.

    Blues gigs get a different treatment...

    G&L SB1, GB Streamliner, and a Berg AE410 (or 210 depending on venue size). Pedal board is usually hooked up, but seldom used for anything but the tuner.
  17. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    These days, it's usually a Steamliner 900 into a PH215 - basses are usually a Sterling 5 HS, paired up with either an '08 MIA Hot Rod Jazz, '08 Am St Jazz, or '06 Gibson T-bird... although I sometimes gig a Music Man SUB5 or Peavey Foundation 5, and pair one of those up with either an '09 Highway One P Bass, Music man SUB Sterling or SUB...

    It depends on the situation and my mood at the time, actually...

    - georgestrings
  18. 08 50'a RI Precision, or FrankenJazz depending what tone I am feeling that night

    Ampeg B-100r

    Into our PA w. 18" sub or FOH.

    I have other stuff ampeg/GK stuff if I need it but above is what i am mainly playing out of.
  19. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    2012 Gibson Explorer for the tuned down stuff
    2012 MIA P bass for standard tune and half step down stuff
    TC Electronics Polytune
    Ampeg SVT Heritage CL
    Ampeg SVT Heritage 810
  20. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    G&L Tribute L2500 or MIM Fender Jazz V

    Genz Benz GBE 600, VT Bass

    Schroeder 1210L

    Small, light, and loud!