Gear

Basses:

  • ’58 Fender Precision
  • Lakland “tele” precision
  • Lakland passive DJ 5 string
  • ’62 Gibson EB2
  • ’68 Vox Violin bass
  • Goodfellows classic 5
  • Pedulla Pentabuzz

Guitars:

  • Gibson 335
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Martin steel string acoustic
  • Yamaha LL6 acoustic

Amps:

  • ’60s Ampeg B-15 Portaflex
  • Ashdown ABM500 w 2×10, 4×10, 1×15 cabs
  • Eden World Tour 800 head
  • Dynacord solid state 4×10
  • Fender DeVille 2×12
  • Laney Lionheart 5W tube studio amp

Misc recording gear

  • UA, Purple Audio, Chandler, TLA blue pre-amps
  • API 550B EQs
  • Urei and UA 1176s, TLA blue tube comp
  • Adam A5, NS10 monitors, Quad amp
  • Pro-tools, Cubase 7, Ableton Live
  • mics: Neumann M147, Sennheiser 441, AKG C451, 2x AKG 414, Audix I5, 2 x Beyer 160
  • Lexicon PCM80
  • Studio Electronics SE1, Oberheim Matrix1000, Roland SH101, Moog Voyager…

23 Responses to Gear

  1. ivan

    Hi Robin!

    What kind of bass pedals do you use in this video(Natalie Williams- Butterfly)?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJfTooHCyE
    Awsome sound.

    thx from Croatia.

    • Robin Mullarkey

      Hi. I’m showing my whole pedal board but actually i’m only using the Boss looper and a touch of Tremolo from the Voodoo labs pedal

  2. Henrik

    Hi Robin,

    I just discovered your WICKED playing in the “Maida Vale”-sessions on youtube with Jacob Collier, awesome playing and beautiful sound! Was curious about a few things in “Eleanor Rigby”, do you use your thumb through the whole song? What was the signal chain like (if you remember), did you use any compressors on the way in? Preamps?

    Best regards from Norway

    • Robin Mullarkey

      Hi henrik. It was my Lakland 44-51 with labella nylon strings, Ashdown abm500 and 10″ cones. From memory I think the BBC took di and mic’d with an re20 or 421. They have an ssl in that studio but I can’t remember what compressor was used sorry…
      Probs wouldn’t have used my thumb for very long. I sometimes mute a bit with left hand.
      Thanks for the message! R

  3. Jeff

    Hi Robin,
    I love Zero 7, and your bass tones on those recordings are divine! I know so much of it is in the hands, but I still can’t fight my curiosity as to what was going on gear-eise on “Waiting Line”

    • Jeff

      GAH! I hit the Post button by mistake. By *”gear-wise”, I mean bass, amp, strings, even cable if ya don’t mind sharing.
      Anyway, thanks for the great music, please keep on doin’ what you’re doin’! 🙂

      ~ Jefd

      • Robin Mullarkey

        Hi Jeff. That was looong ago and I have a shooort memory. Pretty sure it was my vox violin bass with a pick (I use yellow dunlops). It’s had labella flats on forever. If there was an amp then probs my Ampeg b15. Henry likes to use plenty of api Eq and he maybe whacked a load of 800hz on as we tracked. How’s that?

  4. Jeff

    Huh! Sorry. Then again, I loved the bass on Passing By as well, so info I was interested in received anyway! :D. Any idea who I can stalk down about “Waiting Line”? And thanks for the reply! 🙂

  5. Hi Robin. Lovin’ your Winter Wonderland performance with Sam Jones. Wich Octaver do you use?
    Thanks
    Emanuele

  6. Ale

    Hi Rob,
    really dig everything you do thanks for your music! Quick question in your video Mr McGee with Zero7 what’s that effect that you are playing on the guitar? Sounding similar to a reverse and beat repeat.
    Thanks a lot you are a genius!

    • Robin Mullarkey

      Hi thanks! I think we actually fed it through Ableton beat repeat where Eddie could manipulate it and then it came back out to the guitar amp. Haven’t found a pedal that can do it as well as that

  7. Fabricio Alves

    Hello, how are you? strings that you use in P Bass 58?

  8. Pablo

    Hi Robin!, I really like the way you play!….what pickup do you use in your sunburst pbass?. Thanks!

  9. Andrew

    Hey, Robin!

    I’ve been listening to the new Steve Wilson record on rotation and I love your playing on it. Your feel and dynamics on Detonation are especially nice; love the bass during the coda section. What bass and setup did you use for that song?

  10. Paul

    Hi obin, nice work on To the Bone. I was wondering what are you using on “The Same Asylum as Before”. It sounds pretty amazing.
    Best

    • Robin Mullarkey

      Hi. Thanks for that. I honestly can’t remember which bass! – may have been my 64 precision or perhaps Paul Stacey’s Rickenbacker. Sorry i can’t help more

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