Pino palladino's new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wattsman, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. wattsman

    wattsman Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2013
  2. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
  3. LowNloud1

    LowNloud1 Commercial User

    Jun 11, 2012
    Wilmington NC
    I am a hobbyist making stone picks that I sell but mostly give away. They made me do this anyways.
    He plays a different bass every time I've seen him with a band.
  4. wattsman

    wattsman Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Wow , freedom basses, never heard of them before. They look cool.
  5. wattsman

    wattsman Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    So, is pino stepping away from his red precision and moving to other basses? I also saw him playing the weird precision with t-birds and the moon bass?
    Is he a fender artist or not?
  6. Sharknose79

    Sharknose79 UNPAID greenboy/fEARful endorser In Memoriam

    Sep 15, 2011
    South Cackalacky
    I have nothing to disclose at this time.
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  7. What's it with those pesky metal lines???
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  8. mkguitar


    Dec 31, 2015
    The main bass for The Who is a PP Signature with vintage Thunderbird pickups and a blended EBO pick up at the neck- pics here:
    ( Exclusive: Pete Townshend’s The Who Live Rig )
    Spare Who bass is a stock PP. Ernie Ball Cobalt flats are used. Fender Super Bassman
    PP is a journeyman player, he will alter his gear for the gig, whether bass, pedals or amp- so if you see him in different circumstances, the rig may change.
    D'Angelo is usually a Fender Super Bassman, sometimes SVT
    PP loves the Moon basses for jazz bazz sounds and has owned a few Larry Graham model basses, the Freedom is similar in sound to those.
    Simon and Garfunkel he used his red bass and Ashdown Evo 500.
    He likes an amp which will allow him to dial in tube distortion
    Recent Keith Urban sessions were stock out of the box Fender PP signature- his own basses were in transit from The Who.

    PP got the Freedom recently in Japan ( not Korea), I think the name comes from the Freedom Guitars/ Bowen Brothers shop on Sunset...a few doors from where ESP and Schecter were located.

    I'm going to check them out at NAMM
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  9. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    The Freedom Rhino line apparently features a "one-bolt" neck joint. I'd be interested in knowing the exact construction.

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  10. MixBass

    MixBass Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    Thanks mkguitar, very informative read!
  11. Kevan Campbell

    Kevan Campbell Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Indeed. This is a very good problem to have!
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  12. The number of knobs on that bass is almost OCD, lol.
  13. mkguitar


    Dec 31, 2015
    Having now had a Freedom in hand- what comes through is the electronics- the active electronics are warm and very's not you are eq'ing frequencies, but gently shaping the can do a boost where the 600 hz harmonics comes through nicely....or you can just go passive and the passive sound is also valid ( not always so with a bass when you switch out the preamp.
    quality of the entire bass is great, the neck joint is very stable...didn;t get a change to play with the neck bolt and see what it does.

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  14. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
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  15. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    Ok, these are freaking cool.
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  16. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    The Dulake was $5,300+.
    Rhino with active elec. is $ 3490+
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
  17. oops!
  18. LutherHeggs00


    Apr 11, 2006
    Are there pins or some non-slip shim between the neck and the body as to not rely solely on the neck pocket keeping the neck from rotating about one bolt?