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Tom Araya is both the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

An interesting fact about Aray is that he was employed as a respiratory therapist in the early 1980s, and used his earnings to finance Slayer's debut album Show No Mercy.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Slayer bassist Tom Araya's Bass Rig.

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

Bass Guitars
- ESP TA-500 and TA-200 custom Tom Araya Signature Model Basses

ESP Tom Araya TA-200 Signature Electric Bass Black

- Hill and B.C. Rich basses

- EMG and Bartolini pickups




Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall VBA 400 bass heads

- Marshall custom 8x10 bass cabs

- Ampeg SVT-4 Pro amplifiers

Ampeg SVT-4PRO Tube Bass Amp Head

- Ampeg SVT-2 Pro amps as spares

Ampeg SVT-2 Pro Series Amp Head

- Ampeg 8x10" SVT-810E bass cabinets

Ampeg SVT-810E Bass Enclosure

 


Effects and More

- MXR Bass D.I. + M80

MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box with Distortion

- MXR / CAE MC402 Boost/Overdrive

MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-402 Boost/Overdrive Pedal

- Nady 950GS wireless

- dbx 160A compressor

dbx 160A Compressor/Limiter

- Juice Goose rack power 200

Juice Goose JG11-20A Rack Mount Power Conditioner

- Whirlwind A/B selector + cable in case of wireless failure

Whirlwind Selector A/B Box

 

 

Strings and Picks

- Dunlop Nickel Electric Bass strings

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings Medium

- D'Addario XL strings

D'addario Exl170 Nickel Wound Bright Round Wound Electric Bass Strings

- Dunlop Celluloid picks

Dunlop Celluloid Classic Guitar Picks 1 Dozen

- D'Andrea 346 MD BLK CX (rounded triangle, medium .71mm, celluloid) Picks

D'Andrea 346 Rounded Triangle Celluloid Guitar Picks

- D'Andrea straps

  • Marshall vba 400 bass heads
  • Custom marshall 8x10 bass cabs

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