Marc Diamond aka The Fresh Prince of Darkness (The Dwarves)
SPB: What is your gear setup when playing with the Dwarves and why did you choose what you did?
The Fresh Prince of Darkness: When we tour, be it foreign or domestic we don't bring our own gear. We have the support band carry the backline. But to get the gig they must provide the correct gear. For bass its am Ampeg SVT with an 8X10 Cabinet. For myself , it must be a tube head with gain. Preferably a Marshall JCM 800 or 900, although Orange, Mesa Boogie will also suffice, with a 4X10 slant cab. We only carry our guitars, Fender P bass, Gibson Les Paul. Sometimes I'll bring out a Les Paul Jr or an SG, but generally a Les Paul.
If Nick Oliveri aka Rex Everything and I are also performing a Death Electric set of his old QOTSA or Kyuss material, then I bring a Schecter S1 to do the low C tuning stuff on. It would fuck up the intonation too much to downtune a Les Paul every night.
As far as pedals go, I always travel with an Ibanez tube screamer. The only thing that I've ever used. Drives the tubes and gets you more gain but without sounding metal.