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Pino Palladino Bass Arsenal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MIMJAZZ, Sep 5, 2014.



    Dec 13, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Pino Palladino probably has a million basses by now, from the ones he actually likes to the ones that he plays on a regular bassis.

    The ones I've seen him play:
    -Fender 62' P bass in fiesta red
    -Fender 63' P bass in 3 tone
    -Fender Custom Shop Signature (probably a couple)
    -Fender Custom Shop with Thunderbird Electronics
    -Fender Jaguar MIJ
    -Lakland US 44-60 (early JO) Red
    -Lakland US 44-64
    -Lakland US 55-94
    -Lakland US 55-76
    -Musicman 79' Stingray Fretless
    -Musicman Bongo HH Stealth
    -Harmony H-22
    -2 Moon JJ4s in Black and white

    I wana document as many of the ones he plays and owns OR has played and had owned.

    If you've seen him with something or if you have a pictures, PUT THEM UP!
  2. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    A wal bass of his is currently on sale as was a stick, a while ago.
  3. bass08053


    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    Really? Where? I had not seen this
  4. pnchad


    Nov 3, 2005

    seafoam green?
    Hans Gruber, Bob_Ross and mark beem like this.
  5. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.

    I'd say Sonic blue...
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I'd contact his insurance agent for an up-to-the-minute list.
    Jah Wobble Fan likes this.


    Dec 13, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    That's the Lakland US 44-64 I had up there. Bass sounds good
  8. pnchad


    Nov 3, 2005
    yeah he gets a nice big fat warm fullness
  9. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    For his basses this is what I've gathered:

    1961 Fender Precision (Fiesta Red)
    1963 Fender Precision (Sunburst, every time I've seen him use this, it's always been tuned down, DGCF for D'Angelo & NIN, E flat for the John Mayer Trio)

    '60s Fender Mustang
    Fender Signature Precision (I wonder how many he has?)
    Fender Precision (used before he bought the Stingray in 1981)
    Fender Custom Shop Precision (Candy Apple Red with Tbird pickups)
    Fender Custom Shop Mudbucker P (saw it onstage in a video with The Who from 2006, haven't actually seen him play it)

    Fender Jaguar (Black, hipshot xtender)
    Fender Jaguar (Black, matching headstock)
    Moon Larry Graham Jazz (White)
    Moon Larry Graham Jazz (Black, stolen after a Who show at Leeds in 2006)
    Wal 4-string (with Bass Technology MB4 MIDI system)
    Lākland 44-60 "Joe Osborn" (Candy Apple Red, tuned C#F#BE)
    Lākland 44-64 "Bob Glaub" (Teal Green)
    Lākland 55-76 (Lake Placid Blue, matching headstock, unlined fretless)
    1996 Lākland 55-94 Deluxe 5-string (Sunburst)
    1967 fretless Ampeg AUB-1
    1982 Squier Jazz Bass (often used with Roland V-Bass modeling system)
    Jeff Finch Custom Fretless 5-string
    Status-Graphite Vintage PP
    Status-Graphite S2 headless 6-string
    Höfner Club
    Warwick Thumb 5-string
    1991 Warwick 6-string
    Pedulla Buzz fretless
    Ernie Ball MusicMan Bongo Stealth (used for 2004 Japanese Who tour)
    1979 MusicMan Fretless StingRay (Sunburst)
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
    Nunovsky likes this.
  10. Is the 79 Stingray you mention the fretless one he plays on and off? I love the sound of that bass.
  11. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Ah, was the blue 55-76 the one he used to back Peter Gabriel for his Hall of Fame induction?
  12. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Yes. The only other time I've seen him use it was in a jazz-ish type performance (can't remember with who) that was dated from the early 2000s. It's a cool looking bass. He should use it with PSP if they ever do anything again.
  13. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks like his Moon bass in this video Same one he used in the Questlove D'Angelo super jam.
  14. Nope! This one has the 'new' headstock. The one he uses with D'Angelo has a Fender shaped headstock. So he has at least 2 white Moon basses.
    Sorry, I'm a bit obsessive...

    Fender shape: screen-shot-2013-05-09-at-1-25-54-pm.

    Modern shape:
  15. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Daaaayyyummn, good eye!!
  16. Here you go:

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  17. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I really want MM to release a Pino Paladino Signature.
    As long as it is available in other color then sunburst!
  18. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    I'm pretty sure this must be what he was playing today with The Who at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. I certainly saw red bass, white 'guard and at least one other pickup besides the mudbucker.
  19. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    What else was he playing? I saw a pic of him with The Who in Dubai from November where he was playing what looked like a '57 or '58 P bass. Sunburst & maple, gold pickguard and quite worn in. I'll try to find a pic.
  20. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    Couldn't say, while I was watching he didn't get much screen time, except for the solos in 'my generation'.

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