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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…




Les Claypool Bass Rig – Primus (1/2) “Know Your Bass Player”

Just what defines the Primus sound remains a mystery until this day. This Les Claypool Bass Rig however will provides some of those well kept secrets kept from fans. His music does not blast straight and narrow into the ear; its collusive blend of progressive rock, funk, metal, punk rock and psych is aggressive and left-field,…




GHOST B.C – Rats Bass Tab by Alfie Williams

GHOST B.C – RATS BASS TAB After listening to Rats (many, many times) I wanted an accurate Rats bass tab but couldn’t find one. Consequently after watching many players on YouTube, reading other tabs and plain old figuring it out yourself. This is the most accurate Rats bass tab you will find. Enjoy fellow Ghouls….



Justin Chancellor’s Amplifier and Effects pedals – TOOL (2/2)

Justin Chancellor’s Amplifier Rig Welcome back to part 2 of Justin Chancellor’s Amplifier and effects pedal rig. In this post we cover every amplifier rig he has used through TOOL. Then get down and dirty with some effects pedals. We also explore Justin’s 3 way output configuration and get tangled up in his strings.    …




Justin Chancellor Bass Rig – TOOL “Know Your Bass Player” (1/2)

The long awaited and requested Justin Chancellor Bass Rig has arrived. Tool have carved out a their own cult following and committed fan base. Justin Chancellor has always been praised as a big part of that due to his unusual hypnotic bass lines. Did you watch the video?! Would you like to know when the next…




Cliff Burton’s Effects Pedals – Metallica – “Know Your Bass Player” (2/2)

Cliff Burton’s effects pedals Finishing our two part series we look at Cliff Burtons Effects Pedals. Covering his time in E-Z, Agents of Misfortune,Trauma and finally Metallica. We look at the Morley pedals, BOSS stomps, Ibanez racks and of course finishing up with Cliffs String Gauge.   Did you watch the video?! Would you like…




Cliff Burton Bass Rig – Metallica – “Know Your Bass Player (1/2)

  Cliff Burton’s Bass Rig We kick off second season Know Your Bass Player with the Cliff Burton Bass Rig. Cliff Burton is renowned for his performances and musical talent in Metallica. We take a look at the gear that gave him his trademark signature sound. Starting with his Rickenbacker, Aria basses and Mesa Boogie…