Justin Meldal-Johnsen

From Geartome


interview circa early 2011

"I’m not touring now, so I’m just in the studio pulling bits from my collection as they’re needed. But what I’m using a lot of these days is..."


‘66 Fender Precision w/ flats, ‘75 Fender Precision w/ rounds, Gibson 1979 RD Artist (natural/maple), Gibson Thunderbird, two Hofner solid-bodies ("not sure the models"), Hofner Verythin, Guild Starfire (transparent red), Fender Custom Shop Pino Palladino, Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass w/ DiMarzio Model J pickups, Eko hollowbody, Roland G77, Fender ‘62 RI Jazz Bass w/ Aguilar pickups, 1974 Gibson Ripper (natural/maple)


Fender Custom Shop Jaguar, Fender Elvis Costello Jazzmaster, Yamaha SBG3000, Schecter 12-string electric, Hofner Verythin hollowbody, Yamaha FG-110 acoustic, Martin DM acoustic (in Nashville tuning)


Line 6 M9, Ibanez Bi-Chorus, Empress Tremelo, Keeley-modded Boss OD-1, Montreal Assembly Probability of a Fax Machine & Wrong Side of Uranus, Dwarfcraft TGD and HAX, Eventide Space, Eventide H3000, Boss DM-300 analog delay, Digitech Space Station, Way Huge Pork Loin & Swollen Pickle, Tech 21 VT Bass, Pigtronix Disnortion & Philosopher King, OTO Biscuit, "and a lot more"


Aguilar AG500 and DB751, Aguilar SL112 and DB115, Mesa Walkabout, Mesa Scout, 1970 Ampeg B-15N, Ampeg B-15R reissue


D’Addario strings, Dunlop Tortex 1mm picks

Everything else

Everything else's he used.


Fano 2004 Rhythmstar Bass (Blue Meanie), Fender 1967 Coronado Bass (wildwood green), Fender 1975 Jazz Bass Reissue (black/maple), Fender 1964 Jazz Bass Custom Shop Reissue, Fender Mustang Bass (olympic white/rosewood), Fender American Standard Precision (black/maple), Fender 1975 Precision (root beer brown/maple), Fender 50th Anniversary Precision Reissue, Fender 1951 Precision Reissue, Fender Jaguar Basses (P/J pickups and J/J pickups), Gibson 1986 20/20 (silver), two other Gibson Thunderbirds, Guild Ashbory, Guild B30E acoustic bass guitar (natural), Guild Starfire (natural), Guild JS100 1971 (transparent brown), Guild M-85 1973 (transparent brown), Höfner Club hollowbody (sunburst), King double bass, Lakland Duck Dunn Signature (three-tone), Lakland Hollowbody (sherwood green), Ovation 1977 Magnum II (transparent brown), Rickenbacker 4003 (fireglo), Roland G77 (with a Guyatone MD-2 delay taped to it), fretless Schecter Traditional J-style, Schecter Hellcat 8-string (black), Schecter Hellcat 4-string (metallic blue), Steinberger 1983 L2 (black), Wal Pro 1979 IIE (natural), Wal Mark I Custom (African shedua), Wal Mark I Custom (olive ash), Yamaha BB414 (black/black), Yamaha BB3000 (wine red burst)


Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cut, Gibson Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker


Big John Granny Puker, BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone, BOSS OC-2 Octave, BOSS TU-2 Tuner, Crowther Audio Prunes and Custard, EBS UniChorus, EBS DynaVerb, EBS BassIQ, EBS MicroBassII, EBS MultiComp, EBS MultiDrive, EBS MetalDrive, EBS OctaBass, EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah, EBS TremoLo, EBS ValveDrive, EBS WahOne, Electro-Harmonix Bassballs, Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n, Guyatone MD-2 Delay, Guyatone MD-3 Delay, Guyatone PS-2 Phaser, Guyatone PS-3 Phaser, Guyatone Ultron Autowah, Line 6 DL4 Delay, Malekko B:Assmaster, Moog Moogerfooger MF-101 Low Pass Filter, Moog Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator, Moog Moogerfooger MF-105B Bass MuRF, Prescription Electronics Depth Charge, Radial Tonebone Bassbone, Tech 21 SansAmp GT-2 Distortion, Tronographic Rusty Box Bass Preamplifier, Zvex Woolly Mammoth Fuzz


Aguilar DB750 heads, Aguilar DB810 & 412 cabinets, Aguilar GS 112 cabinet, Ampeg SVT-4PRO head, Ampeg SVT-410HLF cabinet, Ampeg SVT-18E cabinet, Ampeg B100R solid-state combo, Ampeg SVT tube head, Ampeg SVT-810 cabinet, Mesa/Boogie 1x15 cabinet, SWR Redhead combo, Marshall JTM-45 head, Fender ToneMaster 2X12 cabinet


Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08, Moog Little Phatty Stage II

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