GALLERY: Shaky Knees 2016
May 26, 2016
Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this three-day festival included acts like the Kills, My Morning Jacket, Eagles of Death Metal, Deftones, At the Drive-In, Explosions in the Sky, and more.
All Them Witches’ Charles Michael Parks, Jr.
During the band’s headlining Friday night set at the Buford Highway stage, bassist Charles Michael Parks, Jr. jams on an amputated 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 for most of the night. The guy he bought it from was left-handed and so he had chopped off the upper bout, slashed off some of the headstock, and flipped it around to play lefty. So Parks got the bass super cheap, had set it up to play right handed, reworked the electronics, shaved the bridge and moved it back, and then outfitted it for the proper stereo jack. It usually has D’Addario Half Round (.050–.105) strings on it. Learn more about this bass and his whole setup in our Rig Rundown.