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Pino Palladino Bass Arsenal

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

  1. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    . . . . and Andy Fairweather-Low on guitar.
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  2. Continuum


    Oct 31, 2005
    It's funny I just read on Dan Lakin's old site for D. Lakin basses that this was called "Pino Green." A Teal Green, possibly Wilkin's Teal Green Metallic. I've seen the video a thousand times and always thought it was Inca Silver.

    Too, I wanted to post this from Pino's old fan site. I forgot where I saw the Squier listed, must have been a later BP profile:

    2000 - According to the 2000 Bass Player Magazine article Pino Palladino used the following equipment when recording Voodoo with D'Angelo.
    Basses / strings / amps:
    '63 P-Bass tuned down to D
    Moon Larry Graham signature 4-string tuned down to C#, with La Bella flat-wound strings, plugged into a miked Ampeg B-15
    Boss OC-2 Octave pedal

    1996 - The 1996 Bass Player Magazine article mentions that Pino Palladino used the following equipment at that time.
    Circa-'79 fretless Music Man StingRay 4-string
    '63 Precision with LaBella flatwound strings
    '60s Fender Mustang bass
    Hybrid fretless 5-string built by Jeff Finch
    Warwick Thumb Bass 5-string (fretted)
    Trace Elliot AH 600SMX head
    Trace Elliot 2x15 and 2x10 cabinets
    4x10 cabinets of assorted vintages
    Boss OC-2 Octave pedal

    1992 - The 1992 Bass Player Magazine article mentions that Pino Palladino used thee following equipment at that time.
    Circa-'79 fretless Music Man StingRay 4-string, with a rosewood fingerboard without fret lines and 1 double-coil pickup with active bass/treble boost
    Pedulla Buzz Bass 4-string (fretless with fret lines)
    Ernie Ball / Music Man 5-string (fretless)
    Warwick Thumb Bass 5-string (fretted)
    Warwick fretted 6-string (circa-1991)
    Wal 4-string fitted with the Bass Technology MB4 MIDI system
    Rotosound Swing Bass stainless-steel mediums (.040, .060, .075, .095)
    Trace Elliot AH 500X head
    Trace Elliot 2x10 and 2x15 cabinets
    Boss OC-2 Octave pedal
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM
  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    I always associate him with this instrument the most.
  4. A London retailer was selling some ex-Pino basses, including his spare ‘79 MM fretless.
    I also remember years ago seeing a poster with Pino spruking a fretless Yamaha BB5000.
    His constant seems to be the OC-2.
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yes that was the Bass Gallery that was selling his matching backup sunburst StingRay. it looks the same except the chrome wasn't worn off the bridge saddles like the main one.
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  6. They had the midi Wal, too. Two basses I’d be keeping lol.
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