Gear

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Yamaha BB1200S

Main live bass while touring over the last 9 years with Peter Hook & The Light. This is the same bass which was immortalised in New Order's music video for The Perfect Kiss.

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Shergold Marathon

6 string bass used on tour with Peter Hook & The Light. Many of Peter Hook's signature riffs & a large part of his tone came from these guitars - these very same models are used when recreating them at live shows.

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Yamaha BB734A

Main live bass used with both Peter Hook & The Light and The Smashing Pumpkins on their 2018 tours. The bass is used in active mode when playing with Peter Hook, as this guitar is then equally adept at providing the necessary low end to play Joy Division songs, plus the high end for those latter day New Order tracks. With The Smashing Pumpkins, the bass is used in passive mode to provide a warm, well rounded & consistent bass sound.

Yamaha BB2024X

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Main live bass during the 2015 Smashing Pumpkins North American 'End Times' tour. These basses were customised with Seymour Duncan Antiquity Jazz pickups and were the only basses used on that particular tour.

Strings

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Cleartone heavy bass strings.

Straps

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MONO 'Doolittle' guitar straps.

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Amplification

Main amps used on tour with both The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Hook & The Light are Ampeg SVT-VR heads with Ampeg 8x10 cabinets.

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Picks

Custom Jim Dunlop 1mm Tortex picks featuring Manchester United club crest & City of Manchester worker bee.

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Cables

Divine Noise 25ft & 50ft hand crafted cables used on tour with both The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Hook & The Light.

Effects

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Pedals used on tour with Peter Hook & The Light:


Electro Harmonix Clone Theory

Electro Harmonix Bass Soul Food

Master Effects Transmission 1200 Preamp

BOSS AB-2 Line Selector

BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

BOSS GEB-7 Bass Equalizer

BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay


No pedals are currently being used when on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins.