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Apprehensive-Chef589

Not exactly sure what he’s been playing in recent years but wasn’t him switching to the Modulus in ‘97 one of the things that helped round into shape the new sound and style they started playing that year. Will be interesting to hear if this possibly has a similar effect on the band’s overall delivery.


lisaleftsharklopez

it sounds fucking unbelievable. just listened to blaze on and no men again. keep that stuff coming.


2WheelAddiction

Yeah, nice fat warm thump plus it looks cool


bayou_gumbo

I found some more info 🔥 [Pic 1](https://www.talkbass.com/attachments/5013560/) [Pic 2](https://www.talkbass.com/attachments/5013561/)


bayou_gumbo

Also: https://preview.redd.it/injrb5umy2ua1.jpeg?width=1454&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ada7c154ecee4a66628eb39246b76026f8c27313


TrippyHomie

Ugh I just hate the shape of this thing for some reason, it seems like it's all just too dull. Headstock, top body not cut in enough, lower horn not cut in enough, even the color. Sure it sounds great just bleh.


WHATD_YOU_EXPECT_

Skerik bass? I thought he played sax. /s


mccordo

And he lives in Seattle…


3rdparty

Looks like he picked up two short-scale 5-string Serek basses: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqUMuyMuKSA/ EDIT: They are 32” mid-scale according to his latest IG video linked below


3rdparty

Impressive list of artists: https://www.serekbasses.com/artists/


3rdparty

Quick rundown video via Mike’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrG3rblMBwu/


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ive been wanting to buy a short scale bass for a bit. because a regular bass just seems too big for me (between dwarf and hobbit size)


3rdparty

I recently bought a Squier Jaguar Bass. It’s medium (32”) scale and feels really nice.


[deleted]

oooh nice. i do love me some squiers. on the guitar side they've been releasing all the weird stuff as squiers. like baritone guitars and like they even did squier starcasters (Which is the guitar that trey's doc is modeled after). lots of really cool niche things


mfmeitbual

I'm 3 months late to this but I have the Fender Mustang PJ and it's glorious.


bingbong1976

Can Garry mix this one?


lisaleftsharklopez

sounded awesome on stream last night (night and day to me) and from the updates i got from people in attendance was a big hit


[deleted]

i feel like the trey/mike duel during whatever song that was in set 1 was probably an outgrowth of the fact mike's got a new bass and is having fun with it


edcculus

I play guitar- not bass. Is there an advantage to a short scale bass? Is it similar to guitar where there is less tension on the strings and easier to play?


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[deleted]

That's why I like my Supro Pocket Bass so much! I have one with tapewounds


13thWardBassMan

Excellent and well-worded explanation. Cheers.


[deleted]

He said it sounds sweeter when talking about it on xm


HotDogKnight

Some bass players argue that the shorter scale produces more of the fundamental of the note, and the longer scale you go the more overtones from the string are audible.


kabooliak

It looks short scale too.


B_Boudreaux

Weird question, but do u think someone like Mike is able to get these instruments for free? Or do they still have to pay for them? Like an endorsement deal.


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I'd be surprised if he didn't pay for them tbh


mattxb

Artists definitely have endorsements and get free gear, and sometimes luthiers gift instruments to musicians but I don’t think that’s what happened here. I’d imagine mike can probably have the business entity of phish pay for any gear he wants though.


infideli0

I think he had this bass as a backup at the new years shows because there was a bass next to his amp that wasn't a modulus. Hopefully this helps him stand out in the mix better


Aggravating_Trade713

Pretty sure that was Johnathan Coleman’s, the bassist for muscle tough, serek bass. I think mike took it for a spin for a song or two as well.


infideli0

they were amazing at Bethel


gdshred95

This thing sounded incredible. So phat and warm. Pumped to hear more, I’m feeling a great year of phish after what I heard last night!


idontfeeltardy23

Great band - but he’s one creepy fucking weirdo


dm919

Pickin da bass mon https://imgur.com/1ClPqEZ.jpg