Today I wanted to talk about Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta. I was psyched to be able to break down a sweet bass player board. I noticed at Premiere Guitar they had some rig run downs of Juan and Omar so I thought I would feature them here.
Juan went into detail on some of the pedals, but passed over a few. I went ahead and broke down all the pedals on the board. He was showing off his Fender fretless bass as well, which threw me off for a second – sounds like a fretless but with frets? He’ll explain it in the video below.
TC Electronic Polytune Tuner
Boss CS-2 Compressor/Sustainer
Boss VB-2 Vibrato
Boss OC-2 Octave
Digitech Meat Box FX32
Wren and Cuff Pickle Pie B Fuzz
Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster
Digitech Multiplay PDS FX0893
Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
Pigtronix Envelope Phaser
Boss PN-2 Tremolo/Pan
Custom Audio Electronics (CAE) MXR MC-403 Power System
Here is the video by PremiereGuitar