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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 Joe Osborn with Dark Star pickups

- fretless ’71 Fender Precision

- ’73 Fender Precision

Fender American Performer Precision Bass Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst

- ’77 Fender Jazz

Fender American Professional Ii Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard Olympic White





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 LS-2

- 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

- Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

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

- Maestro Ring Modulator

- Micro Mutron

- Musitronics Mu-Tron III

- MXR Phase 100

- 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

Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Effects Pedal






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.

 


We were lucky enough to have professional photographer, Mark Gilliland, give us permission to use a photo he took of The Mars Volta's Juan Alderete's pedalboards. The picture was taken on April 17 2008. Checkout Mark's website at  http://www.markgphoto.com/ - thanks Mark!

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