My Gear

My first bass was a Cort Action bass with a jazz pickup, a $350 purchase complete with an Ibanez travel amp, cords and a case, and worth every penny of my meager paycheck. I still have this bass, and I play it most often when I’m performing a long set, as it’s very lightweight.

My (much heavier) baby, however, is my Warwick 4-String Thumb Bass. This is what I mainly compose on, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot of it in my videos. It has brighter jazz strings on it and a lot more depth to its sound, so it’s great for creating pretty much any sound I’m looking for.

The amp that I use is made by SWR, an American company that makes amplifiers and other equipment just for bass (John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin’s bassist, always uses SWR equipment!). I have the WorkingPro 2×10 cabinet and WorkingPro 400 amp head.

I also have a Korg ToneWorks AX3000B soundboard that comes loaded with tons of effects, delays, a synthesizer, different amp sounds, modulation, reverb, and much, much more. I don’t ever rely on it but it makes practicing alone a lot more fun, and I use it for effects-based songs, like Pink Floyd covers or synthed-out 80’s grooves.

Interesting fact: bass amps have to be designed a bit differently than guitar amps because of the way the human ear works. If you’re interested in learning more about the basics of why this is and how they’re different, check out Wikipedia’s article on the subject.




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