Gear List

Gear List

I’m not a gear-head; I never have been and probably never will be.  I don’t own a room full of instruments like some players I know and I don’t obsess over using the same gear and dialing in the settings my bass heroes use (as a matter of fact, I usually play my basses with flat tone settings and I use effects very minimally).  I’ve always been more about just making music and being me than sounding like someone else.   I have a few pieces of gear with which I have developed a “relationship”over the years and that’s good enough for me to do when I’m called to play.  I have come to realize the Real Music has always come from my heart and my hands more than the actual gear.  However, for those of you who are gear-heads and enjoy knowing what other players use or how they get their sound, this should answer most, if not all, of your questions.

With Betts “#3” and it’s creator, Darryl Betts.


  • Betts Bass custom 6 string bass (a.k.a “#3”)
  • Conklin Groove Tools Bill Dickens Signature 7 string
  • Vantage (Matsumoku) VA-900B 4 string




  • Eden Nemesis NA-650 amplifier
  • Avatar SB-112 bass cabinet