Time to post your current bass rig

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by Brian Scherzer, Apr 12, 2015.


  1. somedude

    somedude Member

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    It is, and I like it a lot. I get a lot of compliments on my sound when I use it, which I don't seem to get when I use my American Standard. I sometimes feel a bit like a poser pulling out such an obvious signature bass that's factory relic'd, but IMO the sound is worth it.

    Compared to my American Standard it has more low mids and leaves more space in the upper mids. The AS is clearer, has more punch and is more articulate, whereas the Flea is darker/duller and has more chunk. I don't know if all Fleas are like this or if it's just this specific bass.
     
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  2. Jignant

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    Update to my previous post...
    2015 MIM Classic 50s P Bass thru a Rumble 500 V3 head and 4x10 Rumble cab. Boomy and beautiful. Still jonesing for a Jetglo 4003s...
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  4. somedude

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    Mini-Rig of Doom and Rig of Doom.

    Curiously, the MROD is bigger than the ROD... need to fix that some day.

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  5. leftygeetar

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    My massive bass rig has done me well since the 90s. I worked a summer in a hospital to buy it.
    I also have an Ibanez Promethean bass head but rarely use it.
     
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  6. RupertB

    RupertB Supporting Member

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    Guitar player who plays a dozen dates a year on bass.

    Lakland Skyline 44-64
    Barber Direct Drive set to "mostly clean boost"
    QSC K10 on the "Deep" setting
    line out to FOH.
     
  7. cardinal

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    Just got the SVT-II. Wow it's heavier than I thought it'd be. Haha it's awful to move.
     
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  8. T-Funk

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    This is not my full setup, but the bass rig I bring to church on a weekly basis:

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    I only transport the full bass rig for concerts and other large events, such as when I am playing for one of the local Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) chapters or a regional National Baptist Convention event. However, for my weekly duties at church, I try to travel as light as possible.

    Due to the size of my church, I route the bass head D.I. to the main P.A. system to help support my audio signal and allow the sound engineer to control the overall balance of the band and choir.
     
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  9. Mobass

    Mobass Silver Supporting Member

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    Power:Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 or '94 Ampeg SVT III (pre pro)
    Cabs:Bergantino EX112 and or HT112 seen w/US Lakland 4451M
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  10. trpullen

    trpullen Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    K-Line P-Bass Custom Build and Aguilar DB751 / DB412
     
  11. nodepression

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    Two Ampeg PF-50T heads and four Fender Rumble V3 112 cabs.

    Just got the second pair of cabinets today. Sounds nice.
     
  12. trpullen

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    I just got a pair of Aguilar SL112s to go with my TH500. One was cool. Two are AMAZING! I am looking forward to my next gig Wednesday night with the smaller rig. I will report back...hopefully with pics.
     
  13. modulusman

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    Genzler Magellan 800 and 2 12-3 bass array cabinets. For smaller gigs a Magellan 350/10.2 combo. Basses are Modulus Quantum 5, Modulus Vintage jazz passive. Spector Euro LX4
     
  14. NoiseNinja

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    This is my current band rehearsal and live setup, using an Ibanez Mikro bass, with EMG Geezer Butler P/J pickups installed, into a mostly clean Trace Elliot GP75SM 130W SS combo and an overdriven Dynacord Bass-King 50W tube amp.
    The Trace Elliot using the original build in 15" unit, the Bass-King using a homemade cabinet with a 15" unit of unknown origin:
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    Signal path:
    Ibanez Mikro bass>> Boss LS-2 (line selector set at A+B mix>>Bypass)>
    - (LS-2) Loop A Send> EHX Black Finger (tube driven optical compressor, used as tube preamp)>> Trace Elliot GP75SM
    - (LS-2) Loop B Send> > Monarch MFL-22 (flanger)> Joyo Orange Juice (OD)> Behringer BEQ700 (EQ)>> Dynacord Bass-King
    - (LS-2) Output> Tuner

    All pedals mentioned always on (except for the Boss LS-2 when tuning).

    The EHX Black Finger, as mentioned, used as tube preamp, with the compressor circuit almost dialed out and set to slightly break up when digging in hard, to give the Trace Elliot SS amp some tube flavor.

    The Joyo Orange Juice set to mild overdrive, mainly to push the Dynacord Bass-King amp into tube overdrive.

    The Monarch MFL-22 flanger dialed in to a subtle low speed chorus like setting.

    Previously used:
    Respectively a Dynacord Bass-King T 50W hybrid amp, with SS preamp and tube poweramp stage, going into a 115 and a 215 homemade cabinet of unknown origin and later an Ampeg B-15S (the 1969 model) 60W tube amp, going into it's original cabinet that also was equipped with a 15" unit.
     
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  15. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    Just an update from my last post:

    I built a psuedo rack case for the Mark Bass, added a preamp, power manager, and tuner. I replaced the Celestion speaker with a vintage JBL D140, replaced the cabinet logo, and added the requisite JBL logo on the grille.

    I'm still not a serious bass player, but my tone is getting closer to what I hear in my head. Maybe some pedals next?

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    And I'm in the middle of doing a Grateful Dead Thunder Skull tolex inlay on the top

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  16. Daniel Piper

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    Enjoying the round and textured Ashdown tone.
     
  17. Daniel Piper

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    A lot of people's dream rig right there.

    How do you like the 412?
     
  18. trpullen

    trpullen Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I love it. It sounds very nice and warm. This rig sounds like a nice vintage powerhouse. I have owned it several years and my son (now 17) gets to play on it quite a bit. I had to have the chat with him one day that when I was his age, I was playing a 100 watt Peavey TNT 15 and thought I had the world by the tail. ;) . also explained that his first car would likely not cost this much. ;)
     
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  19. trpullen

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    trpullen Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Steal Your BASS. ;)
     

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