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Juan Alderete is an American bassist known for his work with the band The Mars Volta. Prior to his work with that band, he was known for playing in Racer X, where he received credit as John Alderete.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in The Mars Volta bass players bass rig.

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Bass Guitars
- Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Model 4-String Bass Lake Placid Blue Rosewood Fretboard


- Lakland Joe Osborn with Dark Star pickups

- fretless ’71 Fender Precision

- ’73 Fender Precision

Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard

- ’77 Fender Jazz

Fender American Standard Jazz Bass





Amps and Cabinets
- 2 Ampeg SVT-VR heads

Ampeg SVT-VR Vintage Reissue 300 Watt SVT Amp Head

- 2 Ampeg SVT 810 cabs

Ampeg SVT810AV SVT Anniversary Cabinet





Effects and More
- Juan uses TONS of effects including:

- Boss DD-3

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Boss LS-2

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- Boss OC-2

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss PN-2 Tremolo Pan

- Boss VB-2 Vibrato

- Digitech Delay

DigiTech DigiDelay Digital Delay Pedal

- Digitech Whammy 4

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop Crybaby Bass Wah

Dunlop Cry Baby 105Q Bass Wah Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeller w/expression pedal

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Maestro Ring Modulator

- Micro Mutron

- Musitronics Mu-Tron III

- MXR Phase 100

MXR M-107 Phase 100 Effects Pedal

- MXR Flanger

MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal

- MXR Bass Auto Q

MXR M-120 Auto Q Auto Wah Pedal

- MXR Bass DI M-80

MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box with Distortion

- Sovtek Fuzz




Strings and picks

- Ernie Ball medium roundwound bass strings

Ernie Ball 2832 Regular Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings

- uses fingers and also Dunlop Gel picks and his signature picks

Dunlop Gel Guitar Picks


Go to the next page for awesome pictures of Juan Aldeter's bass rig.

 

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