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Ian Hill is a founding member and bassist for the Birmingham-based heavy metal band, Judas Priest.

Let's take a look at some of the gear and equipment that Ian has been seen using in his bass rig.

Ian on bass 

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Bass Guitars
- Spector NS2 4-string basses

- Spector NS5 5-string bass

Spector NS-5XL USA 5-String Bass


- Hamer 5-string bass

- Note: Spector Ian Hill signature bass guitar is based on Hill's mid 80's NS-2

Ian has also been seen using these basses in the past:

- late-Sixties or ’72  Fender Jazz Bass (sunburst)

Fender American Standard Jazz Bass

- Epiphone EB-2 semi-acoustic and Gibson EB-3


Pickups
- The EMG website says Ian has used EMG 40CS and 40DC bass pickups

EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup Black





Amps and Cabinets
- SWR SM-1500 and SM-900 amplifier heads

SWR SM-900 Bass Amp

- SWR Triad speaker cabinets (x4)



Ian has also been said to have used the following amps in the past:
- Mesa Boogie rig with 400+ heads
- Ashley amps with E.A.R. 12 and 15 cabinets
- Trace Elliot 122HSMX combo with 2X10
- Marshall 2X15 cabinet
- SWR Megoliath cab





Strings and More
- DR Black Beauties BKB-45 Red Devils RDB-45 bass strings

DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings

- Ian has used both his fingers and more recently picks

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