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The 2nd Law

Chris changed his setup, in comparison with that from The Resistance Tour, before recording The 2nd Law. By start of The 2nd Law tour he did again some changes.

Basses

Bass rack on tour
Studio Set-up

Effects (Tour)(off stage)

Rack 1

Rack 2

Control

Effects (tour)(on stage)


Effects (Studio)

Rack 1

  • ETA Systems EPD11 LVIEC-CE
  • TC Electronic G-Major 2
  • Line 6 Bass Pod XT Pro
  • Tech21 Sansamp PSA 1.1
  • Tech21 Sansamp PSA 1.1
  • Custom connector panel
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400

(While live, he’s being amplified through two SD1200 heads and four Standard 151HR cabinets) ( ? )

Top of the rack 1
  • Markbass MoMark SD800 into a Standard 104HF cabinet
  • Markbass SD1200 into a Classic 152 cabinet
  • Ampeg SVT-VR

Rack 2

  • ETA Systems EPD11 LVIEC-CE
  • Skrydstrup Bass Routing System
  • Shure UA845 Antenna /Power Distribution
  • Shure UR4D
  • Shure UR4D
  • Skrydstrup MR10
  • Skrydstrup MR10
  • Skrydstrup MR10
  • Electrix Filter Queen + Electrix EQ Killer
  • Paul Lenders Muse AC-Tool
  • Paul Lenders Muse DC-Tool
FX Tray 1
  • Way Huge Pork Loin
  • ZVex Woolly Mammoth
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion (Perhaps)
  • Electro-harmonix Big Muff Russian (Perhaps)
  • Electro-harmonix Big Muff Russian (Perhaps)
FX Tray 2
  • Line 6 FM4
  • Electro-harmonix Octave Multiplexer Vintage
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion (Perhaps)
  • Electro-harmonix Big Muff Russian (Perhaps)
  • Digitech Bass Synth Wah (Perhaps)
FX Tray 3
  • Homebrew Electronic Hematoma (repainted)
  • ZVex Mastotron
  • Electro-harmonix Octave Multiplexer (Perhaps)
  • Electro-harmonix Micro Qtron (Perhaps)
  • Akai Deep Impact Synth Bass SB-1 (Perhaps)
Top of the rack 2
  • Way Huge Aqua-Puss
  • Way Huge Green Rhino
  • Way Huge Fat Sandwich
  • Way Huge Swollen Pickle
  • Way Huge Angry Troll
  • Crowther Audio Prunes and Custard

Other gear (studio)

  • Aviom A-16II
  • Expression Pedal
  • A Designs REDDI Tube D.I.

The Resistance

Basses


The Gibson Ripper hasn't been seen live, but Chris' bass tech, Shane Goodwin, has mentioned it in a short interview for Dunlop TV. However, it is possible he mistook this bass for the Gibson Grabber, as it is seen in the interview. As from the Status Graphite basses, he first used the Status Original Series II headless in the studio recording "The Resistance". During the Resistance tour he received all his following status basses.


Amps

  • 4x Marshall DBS 7400
  • Line 6 Bass Pod XT Pro (Ampsimulation)
  • 2x Tech 21 Sansamp PSA1 (Ampsimulation)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR (only used in studio)
  • Ampeg SVT-410HE ( ? )
  • Ampeg SVT-15E ( ? )
Rack (Offstage)
Ampeg SVT-VR


Effects (off stage)

Rack 1

  • ETA Systems EPD11 LVIEC-CE
  • T.C Electronics G-Major/2
  • Line 6 Bass Pod XT Pro
  • Tech21 Sansamp PSA 1.1
  • Tech21 Sansamp PSA 1.1
  • Custom connector panel
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400
  • Marshall DBS 7400
Top of the rack 1
  • Electrix Filter Factory

Rack 2

  • ETA Systems EPD11 LVIEC-CE
  • Skrydstrup Bass Routing System
  • Shure UA845 Antenna /Power Distribution
  • Shure UR4D
  • Shure UR4D
  • Skrydstrup MR10
  • Skrydstrup MR10
  • Sound Sculpture (SS) Switchblade GL
  • Paul Lenders Muse AC-Tool
  • Paul Lenders Muse DC-Tool
FX Tray 1
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Russian)
  • Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer (Vintage)
  • Crowther Audio Prunes and Custard
  • Z-Vex Woolly Mammoth
FX Tray 2
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Russian)
  • Digitech Bass Synth Wah
  • Line 6 FM4
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Russian)
FX Tray 3
  • Boss OC-2 Octave
  • Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron (Micro)
  • Akai Deep Impact SB-1 Bass Synth
  • HomeBrew Electronics (HBE) Hematoma
  • There is then a gap with 2 un-connected patch cables, possibly for the Boss DD-3

Cabinets

Stated in the Bass Guitar Magazine from 2009 as,

  • 1x Mills Acoustics 115B
  • 2x Mills Acoustics 410B

Both of these cabs are debatable, as in the DunlopTV interview Shane Goodwin says Chris uses two 215 cabs and one 115 cab.

The cabs actually used will more likely be,

  • 2x Marshall DBS 7215
  • 1x Marshall DBS 7115

There is the possibility of the use of some custom Mills cabs, however, there is no mention of Chris on the Mills website.

Control


Effects (on stage)

Black Holes and Revelations

Basses

Other basses

Board

Absolution

Basses

Chris' rack (left)

Rack
  • 4xMarshall DBS 400watt Head

Chris' rack (right)

  • Rocktron All Access
  • Shure UHF receiver
  • Line 6 Filter Modeler Pro
  • Sound sculpture gl switcher/router
  • 1x Line 6 Bass PODxt Pro
  • 2x Line 6 Bass POD Pro
  • Line 6 Filter Modeler Pro
  • Rack drawer (with Marshall logo)
Pedal Board

Chris' Pedalboard (on stage)

  • Korg DTR1 Tuner
  • Rocktron All Access
  • Roland PK-5 Dynamic Foot Pedal

Chris' Pedalboard (off stage)

Pedal Board (Offstage)
  • Akai Deep Impact
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion
  • Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi
  • Boss DD-3
  • Boss OC-2
  • Boss PS-3
  • Digitech Bass Synth Wah
  • Rocktron All Access

Others


Origin of Symmetry

Basses

  • Pedulla Rapture RBJ2-4 (blue; can be seen in the Plug In Baby video. Used in 2001 until part exchanged for Blue Pedulla Rapture RB4-4 at Mansons Guitar Shop, then sold on eBay)
  • Pedulla Rapture RB4-4 (blue; can be seen on the Hullabaloo DVD. Rarely used during the Absolution Tour)
  • Pedulla Rapture RB4-4 (black; tuned DADG. Can be seen on the Hullabaloo DVD. Used during shows in 2003)
Amps

Amps

  • Marshall DBS 400watt Head
  • Marshall 7410 4x10 Cabinet
  • Marshall 7015 1x15 Cabinet
  • Marshall B150

Effects

Effects
  • Human Gear Animato Distortion
  • Power Supply Unit
  • Korg DTR1 Tuner
  • Pete Cornish Line Selector
  • Boss LS-2 Line Selector
  • Boss OC-2 Octave
  • Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi
  • Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
  • Akai Deep Impact Synthesiser
  • Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler


Showbiz

Basses

Chris equiped his basses with Elites 40-100 stainless steel strings.[1]

Amps

  • Ampeg SVT II head
  • Ampeg PR-1832HE cabinet
  • 1x18, 2x10 and 2x6 cabs

Effects

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  • Electro Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi
  • Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
  • Boss LS-2 Line Selector
  • Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion
  • Boss OC-2 Octave
  • Pete Cornish Line Selector
  • Korg DTR1 Tuner
  • Power Supply


References

  1. 2002 Bass Guitar Magazine Interview

See also