Microphones

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Microphones

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Shure 520DX Green Bullet Blues Harmonica Microphone

Shure 520DX Green Bullet Blues Harmonica Microphone

Primus is listed on Shure's website as a user of this microphone at "What the... more

Needs Review Shure UR4D Wireless Receiver

Shure UR4D Wireless Receiver

In Bass Player Magazine, Decemeber 2017, it states in the segment "The Many C... more

Bass Guitars

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Carl Thompson 6-String Fretless "Rainbow Bass"

Carl Thompson 6-String Fretless "Rainbow Bass"

The [Carl Thompson site](http://www.ctbasses.com/index.php?f=claypool) featur... more

Michael Kelly Bayou 4 Resonator Bass

Michael Kelly Bayou 4 Resonator Bass

Used in many live performances, such as on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and ... more

Fender Jazz Bass

Fender Jazz Bass

A red one can also be seen throughout the music video in ["Wynona's Big Brown... more

Rickenbacker 4003 Bass Guitar

Rickenbacker 4003 Bass Guitar

Les Claypool has been seen in live performances with this bass. He's seen in ... more

Amplifiers

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Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+ Amp Head

Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+ Amp Head

In this image we can see Les standing in front of his stage set up. The 400+ ... more

Mesa/Boogie 2x15 Diesel Cabinet

Mesa/Boogie 2x15 Diesel Cabinet

Les is shown in this image standing next to his live set up gear; including t... more

Needs Review Ampeg SVT 3 Pro

Ampeg SVT 3 Pro

According to Ampeg's site, it says that Les uses an SVT 3 Pro. more

Needs Review Ampeg SVT-4PRO 1200-Watt

Ampeg SVT-4PRO 1200-Watt

Here on Ampeg's official site, Les is listed as using a SVT-3PRO and SVT-4PRO... more

Effects Pedals

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Effects pedals

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Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Les Claypool uses this pedal for the album "Animals should not try to act lik... more

Line 6 DM4 Distortion Modeler

Line 6 DM4 Distortion Modeler

On this vídeo there is a quick shot of Les Claypool's pedalboard from 0:27 to... more

Music Accessories

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Needs Improvement EMG 40DC Pickup

EMG 40DC Pickup

Claypool uses 40DC. more

EMG 35DC Dual Coil Active Bass Pickup

EMG 35DC Dual Coil Active Bass Pickup

The first is a 4 string fretted 32″ scale piccolo bass made of walnut and mah... more

Banjos

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Banjo

Banjo

In This Video Les Claypool can be seen playing a 5 string Banjo more

Studio Equipment

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Studio equipment

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Roland PK5 Dynamic MIDI Pedal

Roland PK5 Dynamic MIDI Pedal

On this vídeo there is a quick shot of Les Claypool's pedalboard from 0:27 to... more

Needs Review ADA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

ADA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

Les began using this in 1993 but removed it from his set up when he recorded ... more

Upright-Basses

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Completely Incorrect NS Design The CRT Double Bass

NS Design The CRT Double Bass

**What basses are you using on the Wonka album?** "Mostly my NS upright. T... more

Needs Review Ned Steinberger 5-String Electric Upright Bass

Ned Steinberger 5-String Electric Upright Bass

**What basses are you using on the Wonka album?** > "Mostly my NS upright.... more

Other Gear

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Needs Review API 7600

API 7600

Uses 2 of these in his rackmount setup more

Gear Guides

5 Best Bass Strings: Choice Wires to Bring the Bass

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated October 2020

Top 5 Bass Compressor Pedals

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated October 2020

6 Best Bass Distortion Pedals

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated September 2019

Buyers Guide: Best Bass Guitar for Beginners

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019