Category: Know Your Bass Player

Rex Brown Bass Rig – Pantera 1982-2001 (1/2)

Rex Brown Bass Rig – Pantera 1982-2001 part 1 The Rex Brown bass rig is the groove machine behind Pantera, Down and Kill Devil Hill. By his own admission he was “never one to talk to the press”. And he was relegated as the “quiet one” in the band with nothing to say. In this…




Water – Ghost B.C bass rig – Know Your Bass Player

Ghost B.C bass rig The Ghost B.C bass rig has had few changes. If you’ve followed the band Ghost B.C, (sic Ghost) closely. You’ll know the performers on stage are called “Nameless Ghouls”. The Ghoul in question today is named Water, our bass player element, one of the classical elements of alchemy. Did you watch…




Peter Steele Bass Rig – Type O Negative

Peter Steele Bass Rig Peter Steele, The green man, the incredible sulk and playgirl pinup has serenaded women and men alike. Many have wondered for years, what the Peter Steele bass rig looks like. In this episode we  cover the history of Fallout, Carnivore and Type O Negative. Did you watch the video?! Would you…




David Ellefsons amplifiers and effects pedals – Megadeth (2/2)

Welcome back to part 2 of David Ellefsons amplifiers rig. We finish this series with a look at the amplifiers used in Megadeth and Dave’s effects pedals.     Did you watch the video?! Would you like to know when the next one is out? David Ellefsons amplifiers prior to Megadeth When Dave first got…




David Ellefson Bass Rig – Megadeth (Part 1/2)

With help of the David Ellefson Bass Rig. Megadeth have seated themselves into the Big Four of Thrash Metal. Dave is one of the nicest guys in metal and it’s a wonder how such a charming man can endure and survive the burning passion of Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. Let’s find out how David’s bass rig…



Tim Commerford Bass Rig – Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave

In this post we take a historic look at the secretive Tim Commerford Bass Rig. Tim is the groove master behind Rage Against the Machine, AudioSlave and Prophets of Rage as well as countless others. Lets try and answer some of these age old mysteries. That just won’t go away on TalkBass.   Did you…




Geddy Lee Bass Rig and Keyboards – Rush

The Geddy Lee Bass Rig has been the most requested video on the channel and I’m happy to present the most accurate list of Geddy Lee’s bass gear from 1968 to present day. Did you watch the video?! Would you like to know when the next one is out? Geddy the guitar player? Geddy, like most…




What Do I Do Now Guys? – Vlog #2

It’s time for a chit chat, just you and I. The channel is doing well but there’s a few things that need addressing. Publishing dates between Know Your Bass Player episodes is LONG. What should I do between episodes? 1) Would you watch me interview successful bass players? 2) Would you watch me review bass…



Lemmy Bass Rig and Amplifier Equipment – Motorhead

The Lemmy Bass Rig When you think of the Lemmy bass rig, the next words that come to mind should be Marshall amplifiers and Rickenbacker basses. While you’re not wrong, have you ever stopped and wondered about his other basses?!    Did you watch the video?! Would you like to know when the next one…




Les Claypool Amplifier and Effects rig – Primus (2/2)

Welcome back, It’s part 2 of Les Claypool’s Amplifier and Effects Rig. Les’ amplifier rig is a little bit of a mystery. While he endorsed both Mesa Boogie and Ampeg over the years, it seems he was never satisfied with his rig. Swapping amplifiers and cabinets, in and out more than any other bass player covered on the channel. Did…