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hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1353
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

I got to see Stan the Man last night - he is playing with a couple of brilliant young musicians, 18 year old Beka Gochiashvili from Georgia on piano and 19 year old Texan Michael Mitchell on drums. So much energy! And as young and brash as their playing was, it was also just really astounding how much natural musicianship was overflowing on the stage.

Most of the show was played on upright, but he did a segment on the middle with his (tenor tuned?) Alembic. I went up and took a photo after the show, badly lit but you can see it's not the bass he used last year:

stanley bass

Someone else went up with me and asked, "what is that thing on his pedalboard?"

stanleypedalboard

It looks like some kind of preamp/switcher. The crazy thing is, in between two of the footswitches it reads "Stanley Clarke"!!! Anyone know what it is?

mysterybox
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3936
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post

http://www.rodenberg-amplification.com/eng/custom%20shop.htm
Not for sale though

Jazzyvee
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1354
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Cool - thanks for the info & link! Looks like you can get something similar though. Wonder if he uses it just for his electric? Maybe so - when he was playing his upright he would sometimes adjust something on a table/stand to his right. When he played his electric it was pretty LOUD - it was great actually!

Speaking of his upright, during some of the quiet passages there was some awful buzzing coming through the PA. I was surprised that the soundman didn't deal with it. I asked the sound guy about it as we were leaving (not sure if it was Stanley's guy or Yoshi's) and he said Stanley had his cell phone in his pocket!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11315
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hah! Cell phone in the pocket; maybe he was expecting a call and didn't want to miss it.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1180
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 11:54 pm:   Edit Post

I use a Rodenberg "clean and boost" too ;-)

keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1990
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 5:27 am:   Edit Post

When I saw him play an acoustic gig at NC State he had a Fishman preamp on the table that he would adjust throughout the show.

Keith
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1355
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Pierre-Yves, do you like it? Do you use it for distortion?

Keith - thanks - I think something was blocking my view of the table, and didn't think to look at the end. Plus, I'm more interested in the Alembic stuff anyway!!!

I'm going again tonight!
charles_holmes
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Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 318
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 4:46 pm:   Edit Post

I believe it was a Micro Bass II used for the Double Bass

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