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Bootsy Collins is a funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. Bootsy played with James Brown in the late 1960s (starting when he was 17), and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s, Collins' driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Bootsy Collins bass rig.

 

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Bass Guitars
- Custom Space Bass (built by Larry Pless)

- custom F Bass



Amps and Cabinets
- two Crown Micro 5000 and 3600 power amps

- Crown 300 power amp (in the past)

- eight custom-made cabinets with Electro-Voice speakers: two 4x18s, two 4x15s, and four 8x10s



Effects and More
- Alembic F2-B preamp
- Alembic Super Filter
- Mu-Tron III envelope filter
- Morley Wah/Fuzz
- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff

Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine (he was demoing this on an EHX video)

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine Vocal Formant Filter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Oberheim Echoplex
- Mu-Tron Octave Divider
- MXR Digital Delay
- Roland Space Echo
- Pro Co Rat II

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

- DOD Thrash
- DigiTech Grunge

DigiTech Grunge Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

- DigiTech Whammy Pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss BF-3 Flanger

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- DOD Envelope

- Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Effects Pedal

- Snarling Dogs Bootzilla Bootsy Collins Signature Bass Wah with Fuzz Pedal

Snarling Dogs Bootzilla Bootsy Collins Signature Bass Wah with Fuzz Pedal


- Korg AX3000B
- Korg G5 synth bass processor
- Korg Karma, a TRITON Extreme and RADIAS keyboards

 





Strings
- signature BOOTZILLAS bass strings by DR Strings

DR Strings BZ-45 Bootzilla Signature Bass Strings

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