The things I use to record your music – geek section


Gear - Tiago Dias bass sessions - Online session bass tracks

Here you will be able to find out more details about the gear I use on my online bass sessions and in the studio to record your music.  I use a variety of basses, amps, pedals and recording gear to create the perfect professional sounding bass track for your music.  From vintage to modern edgy sounding gear, I’ve got it all covered.  Tube preamps, mosfet tube technology, solid state amps, digital bass preamps and a vast collection of analogue vintage and modern pedals.

Do you have a specific music era in mind for the bass tone?  Perhaps an 80’s rock bass?  A 70’s funky envelope filter bass part?  Contemporary pop?  Or even something futuristic experimental?  I have the tools that allow me to achieve that for you in no time.

Gear List

Below you will find the gear that I have at my fingertips to create the perfect bass tracks for you.  Many combinations can be achieved between vintage and modern gear to achieve the bass tone you’re after.  Additionally, I also have virtual bass amplification and effects in my recording software that pretty much gives me the possibility to really fine tune the bass tone to exactly match your brief.


Musicman StingRay 5

Fender Jazz Bass 75′ reissue

Fender Precision Bass deluxe

Ibanez ATK 305


Mesa Boogie Big Block 750 (Head)

Markbass Little Mark 800 (Head)

Hartke HA400 (Head)


The Ampeg SVT-212AV

Mesa Boogie PowerHouse 4×10

Hartke XL Series 115

Hartke XL Series 210


DIs and Preamps

MXR bass d.i.+

Tech 21 SansAmp bass driver DI


MXR M87 Bass Compressor

Aphex Optical Compressor

Envelope Filters

MXR M82 Bass Envelope


Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+

DOD FX25B Envelope Filter

Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

Source Audio Soundblox PRO Bass Envelope Filter

Digitech Bass Synth Wah

Electro-Harmonix Bass Balls

Dunlop 105Q Cry Baby

Octave Dividers

Boss OC2 Octave

Boss OC3 Super Octave

Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer

EBS OctaBass

Overdrive and Fuzz

Boss ODB3 Bass Overdrive

MXR M89 Bass Overdrive

T-Rex Crunchy Frog Overdrive

Big Muff π Sovtek

MXR El Grande Fuzz

MXR M84 Bass Fuzz Deluxe

Colorsound Bass Fuzz

Modulation and Reverb

MXR ZW90 Phase Guitar Pedal

MXR M83 Bass Chorus

Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter

Marshall RG-1 Regenerator

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame


Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer

Digitech Bass Synth Wah


Aphex Aural Xciter

Bass Outboard Preamp

Rocktron Blue Thunder – Digital Bass Preamp and Effects rack unit

Microphone Preamps

Warm Audio Tone Beast

ART Digital MPA II

Focusrite Saffire PRO 40


sE Electronics 4400a

Sennheiser MD414

Shure SM57

Shure SM58 Beta

Shure Beta 91A


sE Electronics SE1a Matched Stereo Pair

AKG C3000

Soup Can Mic :)