Yesterday I posted the board of Mike Sullivan of Russian Circles. There was a lot of great interest in that board.. and that’s totally understandable. Russian Circles is an amazing band, if you’re not familiar with that band, you NEED to check them out. Today I wanted to talk about Brian Cook, who lays down the low end for Russian Circles.
Brian is a good example of bass players out there getting involved with the pedal game. The typical bass player doesn’t run with many pedals, and that is fine depending on their role in the band and what they’re wanting to achieve. But, it’s good to know that bass players are starting to branch out more and more into this world. For bass, effects can be tough. We’re dealing with frequencies and the need to own that part of the low mix. Lots of pedals can’t handle the low frequencies or bump to heavy on the upper mids causing the bass to drop in the mix. Not good. Checking out bass players like Brian Cook is a good start to find what pedals work well for bass players.
I’ve been following Brian for years. I was super into his band These Arms Are Snakes as well. The guy is awesome!
So when I posted about Mike’s board yesterday, I mentioned that these photos are from a recent show, and our EffectsBay reader, Nick, provided these. Thanks again Nick! Also, if you guys see any cool shows and are able to take a board shot, let me know. I would love to feature them in the future!
So let’s check out Brian’s board:
Let me know what you think about the band Russian Circles by commenting below!