In this Fender interview with The Cribs, brothers [Ryan](http://equipboard.co... more
In this Fender interview with The Cribs, brothers Ryan and Gary Jarman talk about some of the Fender guitars the use and love:
Gary: “Bass VI was like something of a legend for us, the guitar that we sort of fetishized for years. It was one of those things, we were always looking for those offset Fenders that hey used to make year ago that you never saw. We were really fascinated with it, when we found out what it did, we found out it was like a 6-string bass it was kind of like a guitar, it became the instrument that me and Ryan argue over all time, because Johnny had one - when we started playing with Johnny Marr, we would just jam on it at his house, and we wrote a bunch of songs on the 4th record on the baritone.”
Ryan: “We’ve actually just got one of the Pawn Shop ones as well now, so we’ve got one each.”
Gary: “I actually prefer this [Pawn Shop model of the Bass VI] to the 90s reissue, I think this one is more of a refined and updated version. The addition of the Jazzmaster pickup is cool too.”
Ryan: “Personally I like the Pawn Shop series of Fender guitars more than I’ve liked a lot of Fenders that have come out in recent years. It’s definitely my favorite period for Fender for quite a long time.”
Gary: “They’re almost in the same vein as those Mavericks and Swingers, where they would take guitars that already existed and modify them so it became a new thing. To us, that’s what we’re into, we’re not purists, we’re not into the conventional models, we like the weird stuff.”
Ryan: “Plus we’ve always taken our guitars and modded them ourselves anyway. Whether it’s like switching pickups out and stuff like that, making weird hybrids. It just seems cool to me… it just seems cool.”
Bass Player website cites 1973 Fender Precision Bass as Jarman's bass of choice. more
Bass Player website cites 1973 Fender Precision Bass as Jarman's bass of choice.
Gary Jarman use this beautiful shortscale mustang bass by Fender on early Cri... more
Gary Jarman use this beautiful shortscale mustang bass by Fender on early Cribs' career, around 2002-2004
In this photo, Gary Jarman appears to be using the Ampeg SVT-CL Classic bass ... more
In this photo, Gary Jarman appears to be using the Ampeg SVT-CL Classic bass amplifier.
Bass Player website sites Ampeg SVT-VR as Gary Jarman's bass amp of choice. more
Bass Player website sites Ampeg SVT-VR as Gary Jarman's bass amp of choice.
Bass Player website cites Maxon D&S II as Gary Jarman's distortion and sustai... more
Bass Player website cites Maxon D&S II as Gary Jarman's distortion and sustainer pedal of choice.
In a feature from Magnet Magazine, Gary Jarman mentions using the DOD Bass Gr... more
In a feature from Magnet Magazine, Gary Jarman mentions using the DOD Bass Grunge pedal all over their album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull:
"We love these pedals. We got our first DOD pedal, a cheap fuzz box, in 1994. They have made some of the most bizarre effects ever to hit the production line. The most famous of which being the Grunge pedal, a goofy name but killer sound and super cheap. The Bass Grunge is all over our new record. They had one pedal, The Buzz Box, ostensibly based on the guitar sound of Buzz Osborne from Melvins, but in actuality it’s the most unpredictable, noisy and harsh pedal we’ve ever come across. The fact that a company was mass-producing these things for the retail market is insane but amazing. We don’t believe in the snobby purist school of thought that you should try and get the most natural amp distortion; we just love a good stomp box, and DOD epitomizes that with their crazy and unusual pedals."
In this photo, Jarman appears to be using Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi. more
In this photo, Jarman appears to be using Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi.
This is Gary Jarmans Signature bass that was custom made for him by Fender. H... more
This is Gary Jarmans Signature bass that was custom made for him by Fender. He is seen playing it live at the Isle of White Festival in 2016.