The thing I get asked about most: bass gear:


BRAND new Elrick Gold Series SLC Mk II Headless fretted 6 string bass, strung with Dunlop Superbright Stainless Steel strings. With Aero dual coil (splittable) pickups.
Fretted and Fretless Elrick Gold Series SLC 6 string custom bassesDunlop  flatwounds on both, and both have Aero single coil pickups, Hipshot hardware and passive electronics.

Fretted and Fretless Modulus custom 6 string basses – both have Dunlop flatwounds, John East preamps, the fretless has Lane Poor pickups and the fretted has Aguilar DCBs.

Fretted Modulus Q4 (refinished in 1999 by Martin Peterson) – with Dunlop Stainless Steel Superbrights, Lane Poor pickups, and a John East preamp.

Rick Turner Renaissance  fretless 5 string.

Nordstrand Acinonyx Mk II fretted 4 string.

Schecter Diamond Series Custom 4.

Trickfish Bullhead Mini 500 head + 112-mini cabs (x2 in stereo)
Jule Monique Tube Preamp

Most of the time I just use the MOD DuoX these days, but with a revolving cast of other pedals, such as:

this all goes into a Keith McMillen K-Mix. The main signal from that comes straight back to the K-Mix.


One the floor (in order)

  • Dunlop Mini Volume Pedal + MANY expression pedals.
  • Keith McMillen Softstep 2 (controlling the MOD DuoX and, when I’m using it, the Looperlative), with a 2nd Dunlop mini volume for CC control.)
  • MOD Devices Footswitch


Drums etc.
Keith McMillen Quneo playing percussion and keyboard sounds hosted in the DuoX (or in Ableton Live when I’m using the Looperlative)

all recorded into Reaper (which also occasionally hosts Ableton Live as a VSTi)

Slickbag Gigbags, Dunlop brass slide, Latchlake anodised slide, eBow+, Dunlop picks, Evidence Audio cables and SIS patch cable system, Aero D-Buz hum-elimination cable, Pedaltrain pedalboards, SKB Rack case, Argos £8 table to put the rack on. 😉

Other pedals (often swapped in on rotation):
MXR Thump Preamp, Bass Overdrive, Bass Distortion, Bass Fuzz, Suboctave Bass Fuzz, Bass Chorus Deluxe, Dunlop Mini Bass Wah, Aguilar Tone Hammer, Agro, Filter Twin, Chorusaurus, Fuzzistor, Octave, Compressor, TC Electronic Flashback Delay, HOF Mini, Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor, Markbass MiniDIST, Pigtronix Infinity Looper, Infinity 2, Philosopher’s Tone, Line 6 DL4, Looperlative LP1 and LP2

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