Bob Nimmo's 12-String Bass Rig

Bob-Oís Rig:

"My rig is pretty basic but, for me, itís the perfect combination of power, flexibility, and portability. The Gallien-Krueger is relatively new to me after years of being a 'tube snob', but the extremely fast response and low end impact changed my mind about solid state. The tone is clean and uncolored which allows me to bring out the character of different instruments."

"Youíll also notice the ancient HUSH II plugged into the effects loop. If youíve ever plugged into the same circuit with neon beer lights, youíll know what thatís all about!"

"Iím not real picky about cabs, so Iím using Ampegs mostly due to their small size, light weight, and reasonable price. However, Iíve found them to have a really nice, punchy sound compared to the Bag Ends I was using previously. I run both full range."


"Although Iím not a big fan of multi-effects, the Boss GT6B has worked out really well for me. I set up a handful of patches to kick effects in and out on the fly just like regular pedals, so thereís no scrolling or patch changes during songs. And, to my surprise, the DBX compression model is excellent, so itís on all the time at 2:1. I also use it to preset levels for different basses as well as EQ the 12-string a bit. The wah and synth models arenít very good, so I rotate a Morley Bass Wah and an Akai synth pedal (not pictured) in or out based on our current song list."

"In addition to my Hamer B12A, I use Fender basses. I also have a Carvin 6-string which may or may not be for sale depending on which way our love / hate relationship is swinging at any given time."


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Update: Bob's New Bass Rig

Bob is shown with his latest bass rig.
Bob writes, "It's not very loud but it sure is easy to carry into the gig!"