Which bass (and effect) used Mike Inez in Alice In Chains MTV Unplugged?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I know it´s an acustic/electric, looks like fretted but it sounds like fretless, o it is a chorus effect??

    What I love about it is that BIG sound and endless sustain.


    P.S.: The bass has the mesage: "Friends don´t let friends... have friends haircuts" It´s about Metallica´s image change (1996)????

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  2. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    it is an alverez bass & some kind of $10 chours pedal he bought before the show
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Heh, interesting coincidence... I just watched that DVD last night. ;)

    I think I would have liked his tone better without the chorus, to be honest.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Awsome concert. I really liked Mikes's playing and tone that night.
  5. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    did they record it twice? the show i mean. cause ive got both the cd and the VHS (im old school) and on the cd there is stuff that aint going on in the tape ie when layne messes up. i know they can cut and paste stuff in and out and what not. but another thing is that ive seen all sorts of pictures of the guys wearing different clothes but the same show.

    and i wouldve prefered the tone sans chorus myself too.
  6. I don't own either the DVD or VHS, but the CD release does contain several tracks that didn't make the broadcast version.

    In addition, I know that during the taping the band can do several takes of the same song due to mistakes, sound issues, etc. As for pictures, I'd account that to simply having a photo shoot on a different date than the taping.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    That bass was really sounding like a fretless, what kind of pedal?.
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Do you know which chorus pedal???

    I did a search in Alvarez´s web site and didn´t find a single acoustic bass guitar model.... are they discontinued or am I blind???
  9. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I see one Alvarez bass model, it's under the "Traditional Instruments" section of their site.
  10. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    You´re right!!!!

    Then I´m blind!!! :cool:
  11. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Bringing this back :roflmao:
    Anyone for that tone?
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  12. IngloriousOz

    IngloriousOz Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    SLC, Utah
    16 years after the OP the answer is:

    -An Alvarez 4070 acoustic
    -Boss CE-2 Chorus

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  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    And only 27 days before I searched for the answer too.
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