#1
i just recently aquired the rust in piece album and im addicted to the tone ellefson has on that album and im curious as to how he achieves such a ballsy tone. any insight as to equipment pups and amps?
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#2
He has been a longtime user of Peavey amps; so much so that he had a hand in designing the Tour 450 and 700 heads. I believe he was using a Jackson Concert bass at the time; he has recently gone back to them and is due to have a signature model out soon.
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#3
He used Hartke amps the last I heard and he has used Ampegs in the past as well as the previously mentioned Peaveys.
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#4
i looked at the booklet inside the case and it appears that those are emgs in his jackson. am i seeing that right or does he prefer another brand of pups?
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#5
The Jackson Concert bass comes with EMG-Hz pickups.

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#6
hmmm.... id think it would be emgs then but his bass in the booklet has a pj pup arrangement and not soapbar
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#8
There's a few different versions of the Concert bass that aren't listed on the Jackson website. Ellefson's bass/es would be Custom Shop anyway.
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#9
About 1.5mm action and a pick.
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#11
I know this is sort of an old thread, but I can nail the Rust in Peace bass tone through my Jackson CMG bass and a GK MBE-III.

Here are the EQ settings

Bass: 8 OR 8.5
Hi and Low Mids: Full On
Treble: 3 OR 4
Boost: 4
Hi Boost: Full On
Contour: Full on
#13
It may sound simple but a lot of mids and treble and keep the bass to about 2-3. Otherwise, getting the signature bass is a great advantage. I made a recording and wanted to get even more realistic of tone. Then, I realized, the pick is everything. It gives Ellefson his signature trudging or cracking to his sound. Also, for even more, listen to some of the bass master tracks on youtube so you can here some of his different and unique techniques, such as palm muting. Hope that helps.
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#14
My last post was for a bass that is not a Jackson. Otherwise go with SuperExtraCool.
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