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Showing Off My Bass Gear

This list is not complete. Like most musicians, I have some stuff laying around that I don't use anymore. This is my current list of toys.

Basses

Spector Euro 4LX Bass

Spector Euro 4LX - This is main gigging bass. I can't say enough good things about it. The guys in the band love how I sound with it.

Epiphone Thunderbird IV - I bring this along to every gig and use it for a few songs. It's a great value.

MTD Kingston Fretless - Got it used for $150. Couldn't pass it up.

Takamine EG512C Acoustic Bass - I haven't gigged with it, but I wish I had bought one of these years ago. It's great to be able to play without an amp!

Amp and Cabinets

Ashdown RPM-1 EVO II Preamp I simply love this preamp. It's too bad they don't make it anymore, but you can still buy a head that includes this preamp section: Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II Mono Bass Amp Head. Had I not already had my beloved G-K 800RB (see below), I probably would have gone for this head.

Gallien-Krueger 800RB - I've had this head for about 17 years now. It's never ever given me a problem and it sounds great! For larger gigs I run in bi-amp mode (lows to one cabinet, highs to another). Most of the time I just run it straight into the 2x10 cabinet for a stage monitor.

Hartke 2.5XL - This is a 2 X 10" cabinet with a 5" tweeter. It sounds very clean and has plenty of bottom. I could run the amp in normal mode and get plenty of bass out of it.

Hartke 215XL - This puppy moves some serious air. With the 2.5XL stacked on top it makes quite an impression.  

Samson Airline Airline AP1B Wireless transmitter - Wanna run around on stage and go out in the crowd? See the Samson Airline review by yours truly. 

Effects Pedals

MXR Stereo Chorus - This is a sweet sounding chorus. Having the ability to control the bass is a great feature since too much chorus in the low frequencies can get ugly.

Ashdown Dual-Band Compressor - Very hand little unit. It can be a little noisy with bad power, but such is the price of analog pedals. It's whisper quiet with a batter.

Ashdown Bass Envelope Filter This puppy is a lot of fun. It's basically like an automated wah pedal, but more sophisticated.

Ashdown Bass Drive Plus - I don't use distortion much, but I got this for a song. Gotta like that!


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