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Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Bass Gear Rig and Equipment

Jeff Ament is an American rock bassist and, along with Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. Jeff is a renowned bassist, and is particularly notable for his work with the fretless bass, upright bass and twelve-string bass guitar.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Bass Rig.

Jeff Ament on bass 

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Basses
- vintage Fender Precisions (including a sunburst ’59 once owned by Canned Heat’s Larry Taylor)

Fender Custom Shop 59 Precision Bass 3 Tone Sunburst

- Multiple ’90s Modulus custom Jazz-style basses (iron color, purple, etc...)

- 2000 Modulus custom Silvertone replica

- ’90s fretless Wal Basses - Woodgrain

- ’70s Ovation Magnum

- Azola Acoustic Baby Bass electric upright

- 1966 Gibson ES-330 guitar

Gibson Es-330 With Bigsby Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry

- 1990 "Fingerpaint" custom Hamer 8-String bass

- 12 string Hamer natural Acoustic custom Bass

- Carruther's Sub-1 upright electric bass brown color

- 1959 Sunburst Fender Jazz Bass


Amps and Cabinets
- 1973 Ampeg SVT I head

Ampeg Svt-Cl Classic Bass Head

- four custom orange colored Ampeg SVT610HLF cabinets

Ampeg Svt-610Hlf Bass Cabinet

- SWR custom 6x10s without horns

Swr Goliath Senior Iv 6X10 Bass Speaker Cabinet

- Ampeg SVT-2 PRO head

Ampeg Svt-2 Pro Series Amp Head

- Ashdown ABM 500 EVO head

Ashdown Abm 500 Evo Iii 575W Bass Amp Head Black/Blue

- 1968 Ampeg B-18

- 1970 Acoustic 360 pre-amp

- '96 Ampeg SVP Pro pre-amp

- reissue Ampeg B-15R

- SWR 2x10" cabs (off stage monitor for techs)

 

 

Effects and More
- Sony WRR840 wireless receiver

- MXR M-108 10-band and/or 6-band EQs

Mxr M-108 Ten Band Graphic Eq

- Fulltone ’70 pedal

Fulltone 70-Bc Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fulltone Bass-Drive pedals

- Boss reverb/delay

- Furman VU-40 meter

- Brooke Siren AR116 D.I.

- TCM Design '24cx-4' active crossover

- Jester Enterprises Hydra tube splitter

- Avalon DI

Avalon Ultra Five Direct Box Instrument Preamplifier

- Digitech Bass Whammy pedal

- MXR 117 Flanger

Mxr M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal Metallic Grey

- Sansamp Classic Distortion

- Uptown Flash footcontroller

- Sal Trentino custom 4ch load-box

- DBX 166 compressor

Dbx 166Xs Dual Compressor Limiter

 

Strings and picks
- Dean Markley SR2000 medium bass strings

Dean Markley 2691 Sr2000 Medium Bass Strings

- Dean Markley SR2000 medium-light bass strings (fretless only)

Dean Markley 2689 Sr2000 Medium Light Bass Strings

- Thomastik "Spirocore" upright bass strings

Thomastik Spirocore 4/4 Size Double Bass Strings 4/4 Set

- Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks .88Mm 1 Dozen

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