Gear

The thing I get asked about most: bass gear:

Basses:
Fretted and Fretless Elrick Gold Series SLC 6 string custom basses – Dunlop Superbright nickels on the fretted, and Dunlop flatwounds on the fretless, both have Aero 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.

Amps:
Aguilar TH350 head + SL112 cabinet, x2 (stereo)

Current Rack set-up (in order of signal flow):

this all goes into a Keith McMillen K-Mix, which sends the signal back out to the Looperlative LP1 looper. The main signal from that comes straight back to the K-Mix, with an aux going through a 2nd Korg Mini Kaoss Pad.

One the floor (in order)

  • Dunlop Mini Volume Pedal
  • MXR Bass Preamp
  • MXR Sub Octave Bass Fuzz
  • Dunlop Crybaby Mini Bass Wah
  • MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe
  • Pigtronix Philosopher’s Bass Tone compressor
  • Darkglass VMT overdrive.
  • Keith McMillen Softstep 2 (controlling the MOD Duo and the Looperlative), with a 2nd Dunlop mini volume for CC control.)

 

Drums etc.
Keith McMillen Quneo playing sounds hosted in Ableton Live (currently a host of drum and percussion samples, a piano and a selection of field recordings from freetousesounds.bandcamp.com )

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

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

Other pedals (often swapped in on rotation):
MXR Envelop Filter, Bass Overdrive, Bass Distortion, Bass Fuzz, Aguilar Tone Hammer, Agro, Filter Twin, Chorusaurus, Fuzzistor, Octave, Compressor, TC Electronic HOF Mini, Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor, Markbass MiniDIST, Pigtronix Infinity Looper, Line 6 DL4, Looperlative LP2