Stanley Clarke Gear on Rite of Strings

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by SirFunk, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. SirFunk


    May 24, 2001
    Lincoln, NE
    Hey, i was just wondering if anyone had any idea what gear Clarke uses on Rite of Strings and any unusuall techniques?

    HIS TONE IS AMAZING. I'd like to know how he does it.. is it really lite strings, a nice pre-amp? It has so much punch and growl the strings almost sound round-wound

    if anyone has any ideas or comments. i'd love to hear them.
  2. According to Bass Player Mag. March 2003 Stanley Clarks Double Bass set up is 120yr old German Flatback with a Fishman BP-100 pickup and he uses Thomastik Spirocore Weich Strings. It also says he uses a French Bow but does not give the Maker..


    Gezz....I always wondered why I keep these old Bass Mags. They come in handy from time to time;)
    As far as his EB gear...well...I dont have the time to type all that crap out. It looks like one of....everydamthing.
  3. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    You can see him playing Double Bass on the video - "Chick Corea And Band - A Very Special Concert [1990] "


    Well worth having!! :)
  5. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    I love Stanley's upright sound and playing but his electric bass work leaves me cold.