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Mike D'Antonio is the bassist and founder of Massachusetts Metalcore band Killswitch Engage ( KSE ). D'Antonio formed the band Killswitch Engage after his band Overcast broke up in 1998.

D'Antonio's metal bass style is influenced by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, and he cites Cliff Burton and Harley Flanagan of the Cro-Mags as personal influences.

An interesting fact is that all of Killswitch Engage's artwork and merchandise is said to be designed by D'Antonio, who is a graphic artist. D'Antonio's company, DarkicoN, designs and produces artwork for bands such as Shadows Fall, Unearth and All That Remains.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Mike D'Antonio's bass rig.

Mike DAntonio playing bass on stage

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Bass

- Ibanez MDB3 Mike D'Antonio Signature Electric Bass Guitar

Ibanez MDB3 Mike D'Antonio Signature Electric Bass Guitar Black

- Ibanez Mike D'Antonio signature MDB2 bass

Ibanez Mike D Antonio MDB2 Signature Bass Guitar

- Ibanez SRX700 bass

 


Amps and Cabinets

- EBS Fafner II bass amp head

EBS Fafner II 2-Channel Bass Amp Head Black

- Ampeg SVT PRO 5 head and Ampeg classic 8x10 cab (used before he switched to Mesa / Boogie in 2005)

Ampeg SVT-4PRO Tube Bass Amp HeadAmpeg SVT-810E Bass Enclosure

- Mesa / Boogie Big Block 750 and Big Block Titan

- 2 Mesa / Boogie 8x10" cabinets (live)

- 1 Mesa / Boogie 4x12" cabinet (used for the recordings)

- Ampeg SVT Classic head

Ampeg SVT-CL Classic Bass Head



Effects and more

- EBS MultiComp pedal

EBS MultiComp True Dual Band Compressor Pedal

- Tronographic Rusty Box pedal

- Tech 21 SansAmp DI pedal

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

- Noise suppressor pedal (we assume it is a Boss NS-2)

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal


Quote: "I basically run all EQ flat on everything from the bass to the head. I use the sans amp for all my tone." - D'Antonio

 

Strings and Picks

- Dunlop Gator Grip 1.14 mm picks with custom print

Dunlop Gator Grip Standard Guitar Picks

- Dunlop Tortex picks with custom printing

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

- DR Strings - Custom Hi-Beams 55-75-95-120

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