Tech Specs

Grand Piano:

tuned on day of performance

Drum Kit:

Preferred drums: Gretsch or Ludwig.  Preferred cymbals: K Zildjian
1x 20″ bass drum*
1x 14″ snare drum (with working snare mechanism, operable with one hand!)
1x 12″ or 13″ rack tom
1x 14″ or 16″ floor tom
2x cymbal stands (1 boom)
1x hi hat stand (that can be set with cymbals in low position, around snare drum height)
1x snare stand
1x bass drum pedal
1x pair hi hat cymbals
1x ride cymbal
1x crash cymbal
1x adjustable drum seat
1x set-up carpet

All drums must have coated skins, no pinstripe or smooth heads.

* Bass drum to have two coated "Emperor" heads, front and back. NO dampening rings, padding or stuffing in bass drum, NO hole in the front head.

No clip-on mics to be attached to rims of drums.

Drums never to be set up on a drum riser.

Bass Amp:

Preferably Gallien Krueger 400RB, 800RB or 1001RB, otherwise Laney RB9, Trace Elliott, Ampeg, SWR (but NOT SM-900 or SM-1500), Euphonic.

Bass Speaker:

4x10", preferably Hartke, otherwise Ampeg, SWR, Trace Elliot, Mark Bass, Bergantino, Hughes & Kettner, EV, JBL, Peavey, Laney, NOT Gallien Krueger.


(Required for ALL performances unless you are notified otherwise):

3/4 to full size 4-string acoustic contrabass in good working order, with extendable tail-pin of sufficient length as to allow instrument to be played standing up by 182 cm (6 foot) tall player.

Jazz strings (prefer gut on G and D) and setup, not classical.

Preferably with Fishman Full Circle or David Gage Realist transducer, but I will also bring a clip-on transducer to be safe.
Prefer "D" neck.
I will bring my own bow (and if the instrument has a bow quiver, please leave it on).
Any questions, please contact Lloyd Swanton at in plenty of time.

Stage Plot: Click here to download a PDF of The Necks' stage setup.
MIc/Input List: Click here to download a PDF of The Necks' microphone / input list.