“I’ve always played Seymour Duncan,” Duff says. “Always. Guitar, bass. The fi... more
“I’ve always played Seymour Duncan,” Duff says. “Always. Guitar, bass. The first Fender bass I bought when we got our record advance in ’86, I saw this bass in Guitar Center and I was one of those dudes coming in playing shit they could never afford to buy. But we finally got our record advance and I could afford it, and the bass was still there. It was a Japanese-made Fender Precision Bass Special with Seymours, and that became my sound, that bass. It’s a sweet bass. But the combination, even the pick I use, that pickup and those strings, you can really get that sound. I didn’t know anything about the pickups back then. There wasn’t an internet back then and I wasn’t a techy guy so all you had was what you had to make your sound.”
This bass was designed based on the instrument he has used ever since the fir... more
This bass was designed based on the instrument he has used ever since the first GNR album, the Duff McKagan Signature model is a distinctive, sleek and full-sounding reissue of the '80s-era Jazz Bass® Special, which combined a Precision Bass® body with a Jazz Bass neck and Precision Bass and Jazz Bass pickups. That's all here, with a Pearl White finish, gloss black neck and headstock, TBX treble/bass cut circuit, black hardware and custom skull-engraved neck plate.
Duff is listed on the [Duesenberg website](http://alt.duesenberg.de/duesenber... more
Duff is listed on the Duesenberg website as playing this bass.
Duff is seeing playing the Aerodyne in [this video](http://www.youtube.com/wa... more
Duff is seeing playing the Aerodyne in this video.
Duff played an LPB-3 on the Use Your Illusion Tour more
Duff played an LPB-3 on the Use Your Illusion Tour
Duff is seeing playing this bass on thr Live Ritz '88 show, as he said post o... more
Duff is seeing playing this bass on thr Live Ritz '88 show, as he said post on an interview for Total Guitar Bass Special Issue 2, April 2004:
"I had a real bad experience with an active pickup. When we filmed live for MTV at the Ritz, the first song was It's So Easy. Kramer gave me this bass they wanted me to play and it was active. It's So Easy starts off with dnnna dnnna dn dnnna dnnna dn (sings opening bass figure and air fingers the bass)… The bass stopped working so I threw it and got my Fender back. So from then on I want my bass with a cord going into an amp; if it's two amps that's fine. And I'll probably play live that way."
About the Spector Guitar in case the name kramer make some confusion:
In 1985, Kramer purchased the Spector guitar and bass company. It should be noted that during this time, Kramer was doing extremely well and was well on the way to becoming the biggest domestic manufacturer of electric guitars thereby, putting them in a position to buy out smaller companies in an effort to expand the size of it's base.
Here's another pic of Duff at the Live Ritz: http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2011/32/1313325702-kramer.jpg
And here is the live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qix7JNA_Y70
Duff is cited on the [Yamaha Artists page](http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/pr... more
Duff is cited on the Yamaha Artists page and seen in this picture playing the BB1024X.
He used Frank Bello signature bass before got his own signature. Seen in t... more
He used Frank Bello signature bass before got his own signature.
Seen in the opening seconds and the final frames. Are two potentiometers which distinguishes this from the Aerodyne.
This is a Fender Custom Shop Jazz Bass with a humbucker in the neck position... more
This is a Fender Custom Shop Jazz Bass with a humbucker in the neck position. Not an American special precision.
Seen in the documentary "Inside Out: The rise of Velvet Revolver" 5mins 2... more
Seen in the documentary "Inside Out: The rise of Velvet Revolver"
5mins 21 seconds.
You can see him playing the jazz bass here more
You can see him playing the jazz bass here
You can see him with sunburst thunderbird more
You can see him with sunburst thunderbird
"Sharing the stage with the likes of Axl Rose, Slash, and Dave Navarro would ... more
"Sharing the stage with the likes of Axl Rose, Slash, and Dave Navarro would seem like a tall task for most bass players, but American hard rock legend Duff McKagan has always made his presence felt no matter who is he playing with. The low end master for Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, McKagan has play a massive role in shaping the sound of American Rock music. Watch as he and Matt Sweeney breakdown his approach to carving out his own space, his longstanding love for punk, and the Fender Precision Bass.
Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors and rock clubs everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today’s version of this seminal instrument—the American Professional Precision Bass. Boasting a single Michael Bump-designed V-Mod split-coil Precision Bass pickup and the infamous ’63 P Bass neck profile, the American Professional Precision Bass gives you the power to make your voice heard. "
Duff McKagan use Lakland Skyline 44-64 Custom Candy Apple Red. This was a ... more
Duff McKagan use Lakland Skyline 44-64 Custom Candy Apple Red.
This was a show at CBGB's festival on 7 July 2012 http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/J39LrY5NrzM/2012+CBGB+Festival+Times+Square/oMlIUSA4JJ6/Duff+McKagan
On his twitter, Duff posted this picture of a Nash precision bass. more
On his twitter, Duff posted this picture of a Nash precision bass.
On his twitter, Duff posted a picture of another Nash bass, this one being wh... more
On his twitter, Duff posted a picture of another Nash bass, this one being white with a black pickguard. Commenting on it by saying:"the growl this thing has!"
He played this with the Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires @ the Grammys.
Duff & Gretsch G6073 more
Duff & Gretsch G6073
He is seen using this bass in the music video for Sweet Child of Mine. more
He is seen using this bass in the music video for Sweet Child of Mine.
Duff posted this photo on his Facebook, you can see 3 MB-800's are the bottom... more
Duff posted this photo on his Facebook, you can see 3 MB-800's are the bottom right.
The amp can be seen at 0:46 seconds right behind Izzy Stradlin, and at variou... more
The amp can be seen at 0:46 seconds right behind Izzy Stradlin, and at various other points in the Sweet Child O'Mine video.
["The Gallien-Krueger 410RBH 800W 4x10 Bass Cab with Horn is a perfect cab to... more
"The Gallien-Krueger 410RBH 800W 4x10 Bass Cab with Horn is a perfect cab to pair with the 400RB head. 8- or 4-ohm operation. 800W handling. 4 cast-frame 10" speakers plus horn. Switchable between biamp, full range with built-in horn power limiter for protection. The 410RBH cab is made of birch with black carpet covering, a 16-gauge steel grille, interlocking corners, nickel-plated casters, and dual front-loaded ports."
["When I plugged into the Super Bassman, I was completely floored and taken a... more
"When I plugged into the Super Bassman, I was completely floored and taken aback. This is what I had been looking for. It is, quite simply, a mighty animal. Musicians and audiences alike have been wowed by my sound."
The Gallien-Krueger 2001RB Amplifier Head is also listed on the Equipment lis... more
The Gallien-Krueger 2001RB Amplifier Head is also listed on the Equipment list. He also talks about his relationship with GK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFf8WwRAjag.
This Engl amp was [listed for sale](http://www.themusicianszone.com/blog/2010... more
This Engl amp was listed for sale as part of Duff's prior gear.
This amp was [listed for sale](http://www.themusicianszone.com/blog/2010/12/0... more
This amp was listed for sale as part of Duff's prior rig.
[How did you get that bass tone on Appetite for Destruction? What was your ge... more
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