Johnny guides us through his …unusual and interesting effects.
Johnny has recently started using the powerful Ultramag Bass sets, which he says last longer and pack a punch!
Turn On, Tune Up, Rock Out
In the psychedelically-titled ‘Turn On, Tune Up, Rock Out’ series, we meet up with Rotosound players to run us through their rigs and give an in-depth perspective on their love of Rotosound strings.
Episode one: Johnny Griparic
To kick off this new series, sideman supremo, Johnny Griparic gives a rundown of his bass rig that he’s running on tour with blues guitar legend, Walter Trout.
Johnny guides us through his Mark Bass amp rig, Sandberg California model bass, Cordial Cables, and his EBS-loaded pedalboard, which features some unusual and interesting effects. One of which he describes as sacrilegious to bass players!
The Choice of the Pros:
Johnny Griparic Bass Strings
A lifelong lover of Rotosound strings, Johnny has recently started using the powerful Ultramag Bass sets, which he says last longer and pack a punch!
Known as a true rock bass badass, Griparic has played with Slash, Gilby Clarke, and Ritchie Kotzen, as well as collaborating with artists as diverse as Edgar Winter, Branford Marsalis, Steve Winwood, Axl Rose, Albert Lee, Steve Lukather, and Uli John Roth.
After trying many different sets, Johnny now uses the following Rotosound string sets:
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