My Bass Rig(s)

I had a couple of questions about my basses and the rest of the supporting gear that goes with them so here's a very brief rundown on what I am using.

I have 12 bass guitars right now and I won't list them all in this post. I'll do another post featuring them in a month or so when maybe I'll have 13 or 14 bass guitars :) But my favorite is the Ibanez SR2400. Read on below.

As you can see I am an Aguilar fan. There's just something about the Aguilar BARK I call it that gets my juices flowing. I first started to be absorbed by the Aguilar borg when I bought my Ibanez SR2400. It has Aguilar pickups and when I first heard them I fell in love. So I started exploring the line up of Aguilar pedals and quickly sold my old pedals and loaded up on Aguilar pedals. I have the Aguilar Fuzzistor Bass Fuzz Pedal on order and it will fit on the right side of the board. I do have a BeatBuddy drum machine pedal, and the NS-2 Noise Supressor and the Canyon Delay - those are my non-Aguilar pedals. I power it all with the Strymon Zuma. Expensive but worth it.

All of that is mounted to a Temple Audio Pedal Board. I did tons of research before selecting this brand and I am glad I did. I have two of them. One for my guitar rig and one for my bass rig. Very sturdy and the mounting system for adhering the pedals to the board is the best in the business.

(NOTE: The colorful buttons you see on the pedals are called Barefoot Buttons. They do exactly what it sounds like they do. They make it easier to press your pedals when barefooted, but they even help when you have shoes on.)

Then I finally went down the rabbit hole and bought the Tone Hammer 500 head and the Aguilar cab.

The first time I plugged the Ibanez into the Tone Hammer and plucked a note, I felt it. That Aguilar bark. Man it was like being high or something.

All that goes into a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 from the Tone Hammer 500's brilliant DI. Then I drop it into Logic where I use iZotope mastering tools.

I use the Zither Music Maple stands for my guitars. They are all real wood and incredible quality. I have five of them and absolutely love them. My preferred strap is the Scotts Bass Lessons (SBL) strap. Hard to come by since they do very limited runs of them but man, this is the best strap for a bass player that I have ever seen.

I use Clearsonic Sorber panels to deaden sound reflection in my home studio - I have five of the full size panels and one half size panel.

I run the studio on a fully loaded, iMac Pro and use a pair of PreSonus Eris E8 XT 8 inch Powered Studio Monitors.

That's pretty much it. I hope that this is helpful. If you have questions about any of this gear, just drop me an email at and if I can help you, I will.

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