Gear Used by Mike Mathews

Main basses


Status Matrix Empathy unlined fretless (flat wound strings).

Music Man Stingray (round wound strings).

Other basses


Cort Curbow tuned ADGC (round wound strings).

Fender Precision (flat wound strings).

Alvarez Acoustic (flat wound strings).

Modified Squire Jazz with Status lined fretless neck (nylon strings).

Ibanez Mikro tuned one octave above standard pitch (piccolo strings).


For amplification Mike uses a Markbass CMD 121H combo amp with a Traveller 121H extension cabinet when necessary.


Mike uses an MXR M87 for compression if he is not using his boss GT10B.