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 #107242  by waldo041
 Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:42 am
the cabinets are stacked on their sides.

 #107245  by playingdead
 Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:51 am
And flat on the stage instead of raised. Maybe he likes the coupling?

He also added a box of Kleenex to the rig. Maybe he has a cold ... or something.

The monkey's higher, too ... LOL
 #107248  by Phil Lesh101
 Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:59 am
Perhaps I should swap the picture order? the one on the top is from 12/30/11 :oops:
Older one is the one with tissues
 #107379  by Rusty the Scoob
 Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:56 am
zambiland wrote:I think it's an optical delusion. Maybe.
Agreed... probably. It sure looks like there's something going on there besides smooth EMG or Bart soapbars though... but swapping in J's doesn't seem like his style. If he wanted to experiment with pickups I think he'd just have a whole new bass made.
 #107458  by Phil Lesh101
 Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 pm
I have a feeling scoob is on to something...

Picture from TRI Studios 6/7/11


And now from New Year's Eve!


They aren't the same!
 #107484  by Phil Lesh101
 Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:04 pm
RiverRat wrote:They are different basses...
Almost positive this is the answer. the wood grains are different and I did notice behind Phil's rig there are 3 more Modulus basses, when I saw them at the Knick.
 #107489  by Rusty the Scoob
 Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:15 am
RiverRat wrote:They are different basses...
No doubt this is true - the woodgrain between the brigde and knobs gives it away.

I'm still curious what pickups he's trying out. They're not Barts, EMGs, Nordstrand, or Delano. So what's he up to?
 #107812  by Manolete
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:48 am
Why does he have a Digitech multi-effects unit ontop of all that expensive rack mounted stuff?

My bassist friend owns the same model, and I never found a worth while sound on it. Too much latency and too much digital 'slush'. It was the muddiest, murkiest pedal I've ever used as well.