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John Wetton is an English singer, bass guitarist and guitarist. He has been a professional singer/songwriter/musician since the late 1960s as a member of such progressive rock bands as Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson (with old friend Robert Fripp), Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry band, Uriah Heep, UK and Wishbone Ash. Wetton found worldwide fame in 1982 with the band Asia.

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




- ’61 Fender Precision Bass (heard on "Starless," "Lark's Tongues in Aspic," and "Red")

- Two ’07 Zon Legacy Elites

- Two ’06 Zon Legacy Standards

- ’82 Zon Legacy Elite

- fretless Ibanez Roadster

- custom Ibanez Fender Bass VI-style 6-string

- Gibson EBSF-1250 bass guitar (doubleneck)

- Gibson Victory Bass Standard model

- Fernandes bass guitars



- Roland D-Bass 210

- Ampeg SVT (recording)

- Hiwatt tube heads

- Cerwin-Vega 4×12 cabs with EV speakers



Bass Pedals

- Roland PK-5 Dynamic MIDI Pedal

- Jen Double Sound Fuzz/Wah (Italian-made pedal)

Strings and Picks

- Zon UltraSonic stainless-steel roundwounds (.045–105)

- Dunlop thumb pick