John Paul Jones Music Gear

John Paul Jones Gear

Bass guitars

  • 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (used in studio and live performances)
  • 1951 Fender Precision Bass with the finish removed (used to play "Black Dog" and other songs live from 1971–1975)
  • Fretless Fender Precision Bass
  • Gibson EB-1 (seen on the inner wheel of Led Zeppelin III)
  • Fender Bass V
  • Alembic Bruce Becvar 8 string Triple Omega
  • Alembic Series II 4 string
  • Manson E-35 4 String Bass
  • Manson E-30 4 String Bass (Single Pickup)
  • Manson 8 String Bass
  • Manson 10 String Bass
  • Manson 12 String Bass
  • Manson Bass Mandolin
  • Acoustic Control Corporation 360 Bass Amp


Johns main mandolin is an Andy Manson F style mandolin - used in live acoustic performances.
  • Andy Manson custom Triple Neck Mandolin, 12 string & 6 string acoustic (used in live performances)
Andy Manson triple neck mandolin - mandolin, mandola, bass mandolin
He also owns and plays an Andy Manson Octave mandolin, Octave mandola and Mando Cello.

Keyboard instruments

  • Hammond organs
  • Hohner Clavinet
  • Hohner Electra-Piano
  • Fender Rhodes
  • Mellotron
  • Steinway piano
  • Yamaha CP-80 piano
  • Symbolic Sound Kyma system
  • Korg Trinity synthesiser
  • Korg M3 synthesiser (used with Them Crooked Vultures)
  • Yamaha GX1 synthesiser
  • EMS VCS3 Synthesizer
  • Moog 15 Modular Synthesizer
  • Korg Kaossilator
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