Gabby Hayz - Keepsake
Songs including the 12
Opelousas, Louisiana, USA
Ken “Dogman” Morel
Dealers of Decay
Ken writes, "My 12-string bass is a 1995 USA Hamer B12L in the translucent cherry finish. Doug Pinnick was nice enough to autograph the electronics cover plate on it for me a few years ago."
About his rig Ken told us, "My bass rig is a basically a split rig, clean side and dirty side. It's as follows: I like to run a full-range dual rig setup, one side clean and another side usually clean but with the option to overdrive it. The mainstays as far as amps go are an Ampeg SVT-3 Pro pushing an Ampeg SVT 610HLF (clean side) and a Traynor YBA-1 Bass Master head (50 watt tube, non-master volume head) into an Ampeg SVT 410HE (overdriven side). I also recently picked up an old Ampeg V-3 (another 50 watt tube non-master volume head) and a Marshall model 1936 2x12 cabinet (75 watt Celestions). The nice thing about the setup is that it really is flexible; I can have clean modern sounds and old style tone together at the same time. It’s nice to have a setup that doesn’t force you to have only one usable sound. The split rig setup really works for me."
"My pedals are as follows: The signal from my bass goes into a Trace Elliot Dual Compressor pedal, then to a Yamaha Nathan East Semi-Para EQ pedal. From there it hits a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner pedal. After that, it goes into an Ernie Ball stereo / pan volume pedal, which I use to split the signal. Side A goes straight to my clean side into a Blue Tube rack-mount preamp and into the Ampeg SVT3-Pro and 610HLF cab. That’s the clean side. I also have a Dan-Electro Cool Cat Chorus pedal and an old ADA flanger pedal that I sometimes run in the effects loop of the SVT-3."
"The B-side of the Ernie Ball volume pedal feeds into a Fulltone Bass-drive pedal and from there into a SansAmp Bass Driver D.I. pedal. This is where I get a warmed up overdrive to hit the front of my Traynor head and 410 cab. (The pic also shows a Boss LS-2 line selector in this chain though its not usually there, I was trying out running a Akai synth pedal in one of its loops (for my 4-string) and hadn’t taken it off the board before I snapped the photo (handy pedal by the way!) My 3rd amp / cab setup which may be temporary or permanent depending on how I like it is an Ampeg V-3 head and Marshall 2x12 guitar cab being fed from the direct unaffected jack of the SansAmp and being pushed by an Ibanez Phat-Hed PH-7 bass overdrive. The lows were rolled off on this setup to protect the speakers and also because since its combined with the other 2 amps, there is plenty of lows coming from the other two rigs, so it can be devoted more to the grindy portion of the sound."