Mitch Burman Backs Scott Stapp With Peavey Basses & Amps
MITCH BURMAN BACKS SCOTT STAPP WITH PEAVEY BASSES & AMPSPEAVEY INT'L. HEADQUARTERS — Mitch Burman is nothing if not determined. When his bass tone wasn't working out during recording sessions with his band goneblind, he sought out Peavey. And when the record label shelved his band's debut album, he and his bandmates simply signed on to back one of rock biggest stars: Scott Stapp.'Our former manager and a member of Creed's camp brought us together,' he said. 'We never thought we'd end up with Scott, but we went to Miami and wrote a few songs with him and things started working out. We respect each other as people and as musicians, which are equally important.'As a living example of the truism that 'situations change,' Burman recently made another significant adjustment—this time adding a Peavey Cirrus to his live and studio bass arsenal. 'I was playing other basses for years, but the tone of the Cirrus is just incredible,' he said. 'Even our front-of-house engineer raves about how great the bass sounds.'Burman added, 'On some basses, certain notes get kind of lost. The difference with my Cirrus bass is, no matter where I am on that neck, the notes really pop out. With the Cirrus I'm getting the low beefy sounds, but everything in the mid and high registers still pops out really nicely. The tone just jumps out at you. I get a lot of articulation that I never had before.'The Peavey Pro 500 bass amp head and Pro 810 bass enclosures are also mainstays in Burman's bass rig. 'The Peavey Pro Series has the mid end ‘oomph' that I was looking for, and it fits with my band really well,' he said. 'The Pro 810 can compete with any 8x10 cab out there—it's the standard bass tone now. I get compliments every night.'Hear Mitch Burman and his Peavey gear on The Great Divide and the Scott Stapp/INXS tour this summer.