MARK IBOLD

After Jim O'Rourke's last shows with SY in 2005, they played several shows as a quartet, debuting 'Rather Ripped' material in France in April '06. However, they enlisted former Pavement/Free Kitten bassist Mark Ibold for the Rather Ripped tour, where he played bass on all songs except 'Rats', where he plays guitar and Thurston plays bass, and 'Shaking Hell', which was performed by the original quartet only. On songs where Kim sings, she typically does not play bass, but otherwise most songs feature 2 bass parts between Mark and Kim, which was an interesting dynamic compared to Jim generally offering a 3rd guitar if Kim was on bass.

GUITARS

Mark's main bass is this Fender Precision Bass. I'm not sure if it was his or if he plucked it from SY's arsenal, as Jim was known to do. It does look like the one he used in Pavement, so...

For "Rats", Mark plays this Telecaster, which Jim had used extensively during his time w/ SY, formerly used by Lee.

AMPS

2006

Photographs taken by me July 14th, 2006 @ the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

Mark is using the following amp setup:

  • Ampeg SVT-2 Pro head w/ 2 Ampeg Classic 4x12" cabs

  • Mark's stack
  • Ampeg head
  • Ampeg head

    2007

    Here's Mark's amp from July 21st, 2007.

    2009

  • Ampeg SVT Classic head w/ 2 Ampeg Classic 4x12" cabs

    PIX: Ampeg stack / Ampeg head / Ampeg head

    EFFECTS

    2006

    Photographs taken by me July 14th, 2006 @ the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

    Mark is using the following effects:

  • Prunes & Custard
  • SansAmp GT2
  • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

  • Prunes & Custard, SansAmp, Tuner
  • Prunes & Custard, SansAmp, Tuner
  • Prunes & Custard

    2009

    Mark's pedals haven't changed, but here they are again!

  • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner (into a Radial Engineering JDI as well as the SansAmp)
  • SansAmp GT2
  • Crowther 'Prunes & Custard'

    PIX: Prunes, Sansamp, Tuner

     

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